The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has launched a GoFundMe campaign to “raise the floors” at The Arts Garage (TAG) and is asking for community assistance. The project is estimated to ultimately cost $1 million.
The GoFundMe link is: https://gofund.me/ec769897
Over the last year and a half, TAG has become a vital piece of the Port Clinton and Ottawa County arts scene, said GPCAAC officials. With 23 resident artists calling TAG home, it hosts daily and weekly events for local artists, authors and organizations.
TAG is poised to become a premier arts hub for northwest Ohio, according to its GoFundMe request. The GPCAAC Capital Campaign Committee’s goal is to initially raise $160,000 to begin Phase 1 of the extensive renovations to TAG, located in the city’s old garage at 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton.
The revitalization of the 1930s-era yellow brick building includes raising the floor several inches for a safe, level floor, as well as building three new ADA-compliant restroom facilities to make TAG a world-class arts facility for Ottawa County.
The building could eventually feature: Art studios for working artists; concert/theatre area – inside and out; a makers area; a working chef’s kitchen; classrooms; gift shop; office space; building/artist storage; gallery; sculpture garden; and possibly a museum.
With a dozen contributors and $1,040 of $160,000 sought for Phase 1 of TAG to “raise the floors,” the arts group has a long way to go.