Dragon Fly
  • Pottery on Wheel
  • Man playing violin
  • Child with paint on hands


Instrument Lending Library

The Archbold Band Program and Boosters, are partnering with the Black Swamp Arts Council to create an Instrument Lending Library for qualifying youth in our area. If you have a gently used instrument you would like to donate, please contact BSAC at  info@blackswamparts.com

Summer Arts Scholarships

The Black Swamp Arts Council is again happy to announce the availablty of a limited number of scholarships for area students currently in grades 7-11 who are interested in pursuing visual, performing, or literary arts camps or classes of their choosing during the summer of 2015.

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2015.

Creative Arts Camp

Art Safari

Ages 6-12

Defiance Elementary School- July 6-10

Archbold Middle School- July 13-17

Montpelier Schools- July 20-24

Cost- $65 per student ($60 per student if more than one child from a family)


For more information contact us at: info@blackswamparts.com


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Ohio Arts Council

Welcome to the Black Swamp Arts Council website! Celebrating the Arts in Northwest Ohio!

We want to be YOUR resource:

  • If you are skilled in visual, performing or literary arts.
  • If you are ready to unleash your previously untapped “artistic side.”
  • If you want to help your children who are just discovering their creativity. Or if you simply enjoy the arts through being an enthusiastic spectator.

Black Swamp Arts CouncilWe invite you to explore the richness and diversity of arts opportunities, for all ages, available in the area once known as the Great Black Swamp. Please use the links above and to the right for details on upcoming classes and events.

Questions or comments? Contact us at info@blackswamparts.com


Check out our:
Summer 2014 Art Scholarship Recipients.
BSAC Invitational High School Art Show 2015 Award Winners