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James Bond Experience

Bond, James Bond....

That classic line was first uttered by Sean Connery in the 1962 film Dr. No. Since then, every subsequent actor to play the part of James Bond has said those words. With six different actors donning a bespoke black tuxedo, living an extravagant lifestyle and driving beautiful cars, who wouldn't be jealous? Well now is your chance to play the part. Join us for the James Bond Experience, a night of gambling, spycraft, live entertainment, and signature cocktails, including a Grey Goose Martini, shaken not stirred, on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

This thrilling "black tie optional" event will take place in a location only revealed to those that purchase a ticket and entry will only be permitted if you know the password.

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Piqua Art Festival

Welcome to Piqua, where the Arts are ALIVE!! In just another example of the celebration of the arts in the community, Piqua Arts Council will host an arts festival. With artisans from all over providing crafts and fine art for you to purchase, live entertainment on the gazebo stage, food and drinks from local vendors and food trucks, a plein air competition, competitions for artists and a kids art zone, this event is one of the "can't miss" attractions in the community. 

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Rock Piqua!

Three FREE events open to the entire community. Saturday, June 17, Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Located in Lock Nine Riverfront Park along the Great Miami River, near the intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Piqua.
The Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert Series will showcase some of the best regional and local musical talents on three summer Saturday evenings, in an outdoor concert setting along the beautiful Downtown Piqua Riverfront.  The music lineup will offer a little something for everyone, from rock to country to blues.  Want more?  There will be bottled water, soft drinks, beer, wine and food available for purchase.  From the young to the young at heart, everyone is sure to have a great time.  And the best part…Admission to each concert is absolutely free.

Sounds of the Season Concert

The Piqua Arts Council's Sounds of the Season Concert will take place on December 3rd after Mainstreet Piqua's Downtown Holiday Parade at St. James Episcopal Church on High St. The event will start at about 3pm and will feature local performers like Summer Littlejohn, Kelsey Painter and Mystic Winds along with performers from out the area like John Simon, a noted guitarist from Dayton, OH.

Members' Gallery

Utilizing the office space at 427 N. Main St, the Piqua Arts Council started a new program this year centered on creating a space for members to share their artistic creations. Any member of PAC has the opportunity to display work in the gallery. Novice artists to professional artists are all welcome with artwork being rotated quarterly. The gallery is open weekdays from 10am to 4pm and for special events.

​In April of 2013, Piqua Arts Council and Riverside of Miami County teamed up for a permanent display in the PAC Members’ Gallery. Riverside of Miami County has 20 plus works of art from their consumers on display in the gallery and will rotate the pieces throughout the year. The display features depictions of famous paintings to original works of art and promises to be one of the most heartfelt exhibits in the area.

Artist workshops

Piqua Arts Council will host two workshops annually. A Spring Watercolor Workshop and a Fall Oil & Acrylic Workshop. In 2016, we'll welcome American Watercolor Society President and New York resident, Antonio Masi for a 4 day watercolor workshop. The fall oil workshop instructor will be Ryan S. Brown. Ryan will be focusing on landscapes, but is also an accomplished portrait artist as well. 

Workshop Registration Form - coming soon

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Annual Art Show

September of 2017 will mark the 25th Annual Piqua Fine Art Show. With over 60 artists represented from Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Delaware and Montgomery counties, this year's exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including, drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works, and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year's show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $3000.

Call For Entry 

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Creative Classrooms

This program focusing on bringing quality art programming into the Piqua Schools. Focusing on four segments of the school population, Kindergarten, First through Third Grades, Fourth through Sixth Grade, and Seventh through Twelfth, this program looks to directly impact students at every grade level. 

Rockwell Reimagined

Piqua Arts Council would like to honor one of America's greatest painters, Norman Rockwell. Our vision is for an art exhibition with 40 works of art drawing inspiration from a Norman Rockwell cover of the Saturday Evening Post and then reinterpreting that image to reflect the changes in society and our values. Once the exhibition is displayed in Piqua in November and December of 2017, we see the exhibit traveling around the state of Ohio (and possibly beyond) allowing a large number of people to see the works of artists from across the state. 

Dancing with the Piqua Stars

Dancing with the Piqua Stars is back, with a new cast, great sponsor and another exciting competition. ​

On April 22, a new group of well-known community members will test new skills as they dance for charity at Piqua Arts Council’s sixth year of Dancing with the Piqua Stars. The popular fundraising event is modeled after the long-running television series. Piqua Arts Council is pleased to welcome back Thrivent Financial as sponsor of the 2017 event.

Five Piqua-area cpuple will compete under the expert direction of Liz Maxon, Jim Gover Jr., and Tammy Bellamy Chaney. Contestants will dance twice for the title on Saturday, April 22 at A Learning Place during an afternoon dessert matinee and an evening dinner performance.


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