Arts and Culture

Visitors with a passion for arts and culture are drawn to Lorain County’s vibrant arts scene. There are many significant studios, galleries and museums that generate a creative buzz.

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  • Acorn at Common Ground
    Oberlin

    Acorn is located at Common Ground on Baird. Rd

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
    Oberlin

    Comprised of more than 14,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art.

  • Americana at Days of Yore
    Wellington

    Americana is located at the Days of Yore Herb and Flower Farm on Jones Rd.

  • Arrow Block at Gott Barn
    New London

    Arrow Block is located at Fred and Donna Gott's Barn on Gore Orphanage Rd.

  • Bowtie at McConnell Farm
    Wellington

    Bowtie is located at McConnell Farm on S.R. 58

  • Buckeye Block at OSU Extension
    Elyria

    Buckeye Block is located at OSU Extension on Russia Rd.

  • Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
    Oberlin

    The Cat in the Cream is a student organization as well as a performance space on the Oberlin College Campus that includes a fully functioning coffee house.

  • Corn and Beans at Fridenstine Barn
    Oberlin

    Corn and Beans is located at the farm of John and Lois Fridenstine.

  • Desert Panes at Firelands Association of the Visual Arts
    Oberlin

    Desert Panes is located at the New Union Center on S. Main St, Oberlin.

  • Dolly Madison at Twining Barn
    Wellington

    Dolly Madison is located at Ray & Sarah Twining's Barn on Griggs Rd.

  • Elyria Art Works
    Elyria

    A community art center and gallery with a mission to offer art classes and experiences in many mediums to all ages and abilities.

  • Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
    Oberlin

    FAVA presents changing exhibits of high quality artwork in a variety of styles and media.

  • Flutter Wheel at Matus Barn
    Oberlin

    Flutter Wheel was located at John Matus' Barn on Gifford Rd. The square, along with the barn on which it hung, was lost to fire on May 3.

  • Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails
    North Ridgeville

    The Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails is a new public-art campaign celebrating local artists, nature, and sustainability.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright | Weltzheimer/Johnson House
    Oberlin

    Oberlin College's Weltzheimer/Johnson House is a late example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses.

  • Ginko Gallery
    Oberlin

    A working fiberart studio and contempory craft gallery which features the work of over 250 individuals and very small studios.

  • Horsin' Around 4-H Style at Lorain County Fairgrounds
    Wellington

    Horsin' Around 4-H Style is located at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Rd.

  • Kanisa House and the Dred Scott Garden
    Elyria

    African American Cultural Programs were designed by the founders in 1970 to uplift and inspire African Americans and the community.

  • Lorain Arts Council
    Lorain

    The Lorain Arts Council is an organization dedicated to the recognition and awareness of the arts in the Northeast Ohio area.

  • Lorain Community Music Theater
    Elyria

    Provides the Lorain County area with quality musical theater, and offers performance and educational opportunities to local actors and musicians.

  • Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative
    Elyria

    The Lorain County Sacred Landmarks is an educational program that aims to research and document the history, art, and architecture of Lorain County.

  • Lorain Palace Theatre
    Lorain

    Lorain Palace Theatre serves as a Civic Center, meeting place, and entertainment facility offering movies, live theater, special event space, and concerts.

  • Maranatha Spring and Shrine Home of Holy Love Ministries
    North Ridgeville

    The home place of Our Lord and Our Lady's mission to bring to the world the Message of Holy and Divine Love.

  • Memory at Raab Barn
    Wellington

    Memory is located at Rich and Bernie Raab's Barn on Pitts Rd.

  • Nine Holes in the Barn Door at Miller Orchards
    Amherst

    Nine Holes in the Barn Door is located at Miller Orchards on Vermilion Rd.

  • Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras
    Oberlin

    NOYO's mission is to provide opportunities for young musicians to come together to rehearse and perform symphonic music.

  • Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
    Oberlin

    The oldest continuously operating Conservatory of Music in the United States

  • Ohio Dance Theatre
    Oberlin

    Ohio Dance Theatre is a ballet based contemporary dance company that presents works with a strong theatrical element.

  • Old Indian Trail at Mill Hollow
    Vermilion

    Old Indian Trail is located at Mill Hollow on North Ridge Rd.

  • Olde Towne Hall Theatre
    North Ridgeville

    Olde Towne Hall Theatre is housed in the historic North Ridgeville Olde Towne Hall. The community theatre has been producing plays for over twenty years.

  • Primrose Path at Community Foundation
    Elyria

    Primrose Path is located at the Community Foundation of Lorain County on Leavitt Rd.

  • Riverdog Gallery
    Wakeman

    All works are mixed media wall pieces entirely made by hand from stuffed cotton fabric, polymer clay, metal and acrylic.

  • Rockin' on the River
    Lorain

    Rockin’ on the River is Northeast Ohio’s longest running and highest attended outdoor concert series.

  • Rocky Road to California at Mill Hollow Nursery
    Vermilion

    Rocky Road to California is located at Mill Hollow Nursery on North Ridge Rd.

  • Shoofly at Born Grain Elevator
    Kipton

    Shoofly is located at Howard Born's Grain Elevator on Haigh Rd.

  • Stepping Stones at King Ranch
    Wellington

    Stepping Stones is located at Robert L King's Ranch on Pitts Rd.

  • Stocker Arts Center
    Elyria

    The Stocker Arts Center is one of the top performing and visual arts venues in all of Ohio.

  • Sweet Adelines International - Lake Ridge Chorus
    Elyria

    Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of 25,000 women singers headquarted in Tulsa, OK with a regional chapter based in Elyria, OH.

  • Talcott Hall Sculpture and Healing Garden
    Oberlin

    Distinctive and well-known railroad sculpture and healing garden.

  • Track in the Snow at Fridenstine Barn
    Oberlin

    Tracks in the Snow is located at Paul and Linda Fridenstine''s Barn on West Hamilton St.

  • TrueNorth Cultural Arts
    Sheffield Lake

    Lorain County Metro Parks has partnered with TrueNorth Cultural Arts to provide an exciting variety of both fine arts and performing arts programming.

  • Weathervane Pinwheel at Valerius Barn
    Wakeman

    Weathervane Pinwheel is located at Ed Valerius' Barn on Garfield Rd.

  • Whet Your Palette
    Amherst

    Bring out your inner artist with a fun, relaxed acrylic painting class.

  • Workshop Players
    Amherst

    The Theatre is located in a one-room schoolhouse on Middle Ridge Road in Amherst Township. It is one of the oldest "theatres in the round" in Ohio!

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