If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing Wheels Company & School. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer.
Furthering the mission of inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for all, the School of Dancing Wheels proudly opened its doors in 1990. Its state-of-the-art studios were soon regarded as a world-class training center for dancers, choreographers and educators. That same year, a partnership with the Cleveland Ballet created the ground-breaking Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels which went on to delight audiences for nearly a decade.
To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed their artistry via appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”
Tickets are available at marathoncenterarts.org
6 p.m. – Midnight Friday, June 2
South Main Street (between Main Cross and Crawford Streets)
$5 for adults, $3 for children- Free for children in strollers!
Kick-off summer right in the heart of Downtown Findlay at Boogie on Main! Boogie on Main is one of Findlay’s largest street festival. Celebrate the warm season with live entertainment, libations, and delicious food from area food vendors.
Safe Ride Home will be on-site providing free rides home. Please drink responsibly.
Click here to view nearby parking.
From 6 – 8:30 p.m. the Kids Zone will feature fun, safe exhibits for children and families.
All vendors are required to submit a signed Beverage Vendor Application, payment, and certificate of insurance by April 15, 2017. Vendor acceptance will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis with consideration given to menu items, electrical requirements, size of set up, and participation history. Booth location will be determined by electrician and The Arts Partnership; special requests will not be accepted.
We are still seeking volunteers to help us make this event possible. Volunteers receive free admission and an event T-shirt. Boogie on Main Street is an important fundraiser for The Arts Partnership’s programming.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners:
1 – 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24th
Riverside Park 231 McManness Ave, Findlay, OH 45840
That’s right, back by popular demand, The Arts Partnership hosts the 2017 Riverside Wine Festival featuring Ohio Wineries 1pm to 6pm Saturday, June 24th. Voted #1 Wine Festival in Ohio by readers of Ohio Magazine.
Sample wines from Ohio wineries offering regional wines ranging from world-class wines like Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc or Riesling to fun-to-drink fruit wines made from fresh strawberries, blackberries, peaches and raspberries. Whether one enjoys red, white, blush, dry, sweet or something in-between, there will be an opportunity to find a favorite. Bottles will be available for purchase to take home from the event.
Ticket prices are $20 presale; $25 at the event and $10 for non-tasting admission.
Free parking will be offered at the event.
For the safety of all guests, no pets allowed, please.
Vendor and Exhibitor Application
Vendor acceptance will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis with consideration given to products offered, set up needs, and history of participation. All vendors are required to submit a signed Vendor Agreement, participation fee, and deposit by May 15, 2017. The Arts Partnership reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone. Download the application here