About Us


Dear Friends!

I can’t believe that it is May already – this is an exciting time of the year for us, as we prepare for our Summer Youtheatre Camp – Broadway in Your Backyard – in July, as well as Courtyard Concerts and our summertime signature fundraising events that support our arts education programming.

But first I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped to make our 2016-2017 season a great one – our corporate sponsors, our individual and small business pARTners, participants and their family members, our audiences, our volunteers, our education partners and so many others with whom we are honored to collaborate to share our love of the arts!

We hope that you will join us for Boogie on Main on June 2; Riverside Wine Festival on June 24; and Street Feast on August 5. Additional information is available on our website for these signature events that support our arts education programming. In addition, the popular lunchtime Courtyard Concerts will begin on Tuesday, June 20 and will held weekly Downtown in Latham Courtyard through August 15.

Thank you for your past and continued support!

Peggy Grandbois Executive Director

Youtheatre Ushers
Peggy Grandbois, Executive Director


Our organization, originally named the Findlay Area Arts Council, was founded in 1979 by a group of visionary community leaders. During its birth, the organization’s mission was to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the arts locally and statewide. The founders included Mrs. E. A. Graham, Mrs. F. F. Flowers, W. T. Maddock, Alex Baluck, Mrs. J.S. Dimling, Mrs. T. A. Buis, E. L. Heminger, Jerry Osborn, Doug Salveson, C. R. Brown.In 1998, the organization changed its name to The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County.Although our organization has grown and changed over the years, the core of our existence has always been to provide arts opportunities that strengthen our community. Increasing the appreciation of art is still one of the goals The Arts Partnership strives to achieve. The Arts Partnership offers a wide range of arts, education and entertainment opportunities each year. Through our programming and events, we strive to unify the community, provide cultural enrichment, and improve the quality of life for people in Findlay and Hancock County. We continually work to meet the ever-changing needs of our community through soliciting and utilizing feedback and involving community members in the planning of our programs. “The mission of The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is to provide, encourage and promote quality arts education, presentations, and entertainment opportunities in Findlay/Hancock County.”

Board of Directors

Sarah Foltz -Event Director Arts Partnership
Craig VanRenterghem Education Director | Arts Partnership

Zachary Huber

Marketing & Donor Relations Director

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Contact for membership questions, development, box office services, marketing, or to change or add your mailing address.

Kelda Heitkamp

Event Director

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Contact for information about Volunteering, summer events, ArtWalk, special events, and School Day Performances.

Craig VanRenterghem

Education Director

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Contact for details regarding Student Workshops, Youtheatre, class & workshop registration, and Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers.

Peggy Grandbois

Executive Director

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Contact for fundraising, development, and partnership and personnel opportunities.