Bowling Green Arts Council

Join BGAC as a memberThe Bowling Green Arts Council (BGAC) is comprised of volunteers who are involved and interested in the arts. Our objective is to work with individual artists, organizations, businesses and other groups to support the arts in the greater Bowling Green community.

We meet  at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month, usually at Grounds For Thought (contact us to confirm the location of the next meeting).  All artists and arts lovers are welcome!

Artwalk 2022 - Alive, In Color and Face-to Face!

8th Artist for Animals

December 10th, 2021 - January 23, 2022

BG Beer Works Gallery
322 N Grove St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

We have 18 artists who entered 29 artworks, plus another 40 student artworks that will be displayed digitally.

Best Domestic Animal: Fair Fish by Lloyd Triggs

Best Wild Animal: Badlands Beaux by Jean Gidich-Holbrook

K-4th Grade
1st Lily Heyman – Beetle
2nd Hudson Sarver – Animals
3rd Marcus Owens – Wednesday the Owl
HM Alijah St Clair – The Cat and the Snake
HM Katelynn Cilley – The Cat

9-12 Grade
1st Rylee Johnson – Butterfly
Tyler Bowen – Holey Cow
Kennedy Starling – Newfoundland Mastiff Puppy
HM Maddi Bailey – Rib”bits”
HM Taylor Stewart – Surrounded by Life
HM Elena Hemming – Zooming Out part 2

1st Jean Gidich-Holbrook – Bull Moose
2nd Yuemin Xin – Flying High
3rd Lloyd Triggs – Sandpiper
HM Jean Gidich-Holbrook – Josie
HM Derek Frey – Crookshanks
HM Jennifer Triggs – BSAF Lap Quilt

K-4th Grade
Sara Carr
Katelynn Cilley
Wesley Cloyd
Ryann Dennis
Lily Heyman
Iris Kieffer-Airhart
Ryan Klotz
Marcus Owens
Hudson Sarver
Claire Smith
Colton Spencer
Alijah St Clair
9-12 Grade
Maddi Bailey
Tyler Bowen
James Den Beston
Anthony Creath
Ryann Dennis
Cecilia Doyle
Hannah Heinze
Elena Hemming
Kennedi Hendricks
Aiden Hildebrand
Brienna Hutchins
Rylee Johnson
Kylee Knauss
Jade Legg
Braden Loomis
Sydney Maas
Mishty Mallik
Audrey Marroquin
Casey Moore
Makenna Oates
Allie Parish
Holly Powell
Claire Rieman
Kate Ruthenberg
Easton Schick
Zoe Smith
Kennedy Sterling
Taylor Stewart
London Thompson
Liz Tussing
Easton Vackert
Allison Wiles
Derek Frey
Jean Gidich-Holbrook
Nile Jones
Klee Miller
Karlie Overstake
Katherine Pattay
Holly Stohl
Jennifer Triggs
Lloyd Triggs
Yuemin Xin
Thank you to our sponsors!


Art in the Park 2020 was a success!

Bowling Green Arts Council, in partnership with the Wood County Park District, promoted Art in the Park 2020 online; an event showcasing the talents of regional artists and performers, plus children’s activities, in the virtual version of Simpson Garden Park. The works of 19 local artists were viewed in over 10 U.S. states and 15 countries. Many thanks to all the wonderful artists who made this event possible! Art in the Park was sponsored by the BG Arts Council, with additional support from BGSU Galleries and College of Musical Arts. To view images of the event, CLICK BELOW.




The Economic Impact of Ohio’s Creative Industries

• Creative industries contribute more than $31.8 billion to Ohio’s economy annually

• Creative industries support 230,965 jobs in Ohio’s economy annually

• Creative industries generate $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue annually

• Creative industries generate $2.25 billion in federal tax revenues annually

• Creative industries generate $8.6 billion in employee compensation annually

• Creative industries are spread throughout Ohio and are not only present in urban areas

Source: Research Memorandum, February 4, 2015, from the Center for Regional development at BGSU