Bowling Green Arts Council

The Bowling Green Arts Council works with local artists and arts organizations to promote events to enrich the community and improve the quality of life in our city.

Investing in the arts is investing in Bowling Green. In keeping with both the City of Bowling Green’s Community Action Plan and the Bowling Green Economic Development goals, the BGAC is working to make our community a vibrant place to live, work and visit.

We are a volunteer organization supporting the arts to provide inspiration, enjoyment and learning opportunities. Your membership and support of the BGAC will help us continue to showcase the work of our many talented area artists.



Carrie Day working on the Howard's Club H Mural
“The mural project at Howard’s Club H wouldn’t have been possible without the support of so many people in our community. A big thanks to everyone who contributed, including the BG Arts Council, for giving me the opportunity to create something unique and special at this historic music venue.” – Carrie Day

BGAC partners with other local organizations to support public art installations and offers a number of free community events. Just a few examples include:

The annual spring ArtWalk is collaboration with Downtown Bowling Green showcasing the work of area artists in Bowling Green shops, community spaces and pop-up galleries.

Artists 4 Animals features art depicting animals and is open to all age groups. It is co-sponsored with the Wood County Humane Society and the Four Corners Center.

Working with the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, Art in the Park is an event at Simpson Garden Park featuring painters, musicians, dancers and theatrical performers.

Co-sponsored by the Bowling Green Senior Center, 50+ Shades of Gray showcases the works of local visual artists age 50 and older.

By leveraging small donations and membership dues, BGAC also sponsors events such as Bowling Green Porchfest and public art exhibits and installations including the mural on the Howard’s Club H building in downtown Bowling Green.

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 Adults Derek Frey Jean Gidich-Holbrook Nile Jones Klee Miller Karlie Overstake Katherine Pattay Holly Stohl Jennifer Triggs Lloyd Triggs Yuemin Xin
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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