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History of the BSAC

Founded in 1999, the Black Swamp Arts Council is a non-profit arts organization that serves rural Northwest Ohio.

Our Mission

We offer a wide range of arts opportunities for all ages, such as classes, Creative Arts Camps, performances, concerts, exhibits, special events, and summer arts scholarships. BSAC often partners with local schools and other arts, and community organizations to bring you quality, affordable art-filled experiences. Our goal is to enthusiastically promote the visual, performing and literary arts in our area and make them accessible to everyone.

If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us.

BSAC Board Members

  • Diane Tinsman, President
  • Steve Brink, Treasurer
  • Megan Nafziger, Secretary
  • Katy Corkle
  • Joe Delphia
  • Molly Fruth
  • Doug Gilliland
  • Barb Hug
  • Ruth Matthews
  • Cody Moser
  • Emily Pollitz
  • Caleb Wyse
  • Mari Yoder

Advisory Members

  • Karla Ball
  • Michael Colon
  • Eric Duepen
  • Andrea Erbskorn
  • Jodi Grime
  • Julie Grime
  • Sabrina Grisier
  • Dale Kern
  • Mollie Busta
  • Bonnie McMullen
  • Bonnie Stuckey

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how
to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Pablo Picasso

Northwest Ohio has so much to offer. Make sure you take time to visit and discover additional resources that will allow you to find out what else is happening in the area.

Black Swamp Arts Council

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