December at the Crawford County Art Center (CCAC) is brimming with activities designed to inspire and nurture the creative spirit in everyone. Located at 1810 East Mansfield Street in Bucyrus, the center has become a cultural center in Crawford County, offering an array of classes, open studios, and special events. This month, the center is set to host a series of engaging sessions, each tailored to bring out the artist in you.

Weekends Filled with Artistic Flair

The highlight of the CCAC’s December calendar is the “Creation Station,” a free weekly group meeting every Sunday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. These sessions are open to individuals of all ages, offering a unique opportunity to indulge in various creative activities. Let’s delve into the specifics of these events:

  • Saturday, December 9th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Second Saturday – Candle Snowmen Kick off the month with a festive and fun activity. Participants will have the chance to craft their own Candle Snowmen, adding a personal touch to holiday decorations.
  • Sunday, December 10th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Winter Tree Painting This session invites attendees to paint serene winter trees, capturing the essence of the season on canvas.
  • Sunday, December 17th, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Pipe Cleaner Ornaments A perfect family activity, this workshop focuses on creating charming ornaments using pipe cleaners, fostering creativity in younger artists.
  • Sunday, December 31st, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Salt Fireworks End the month on a high note with an exciting Salt Fireworks session, a creative way to ring in the New Year.

Exclusive Evenings for Art Enthusiasts

The CCAC also hosts special evenings for specific groups:

  • Monday, December 11th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Open Studio (Members Only) This free studio time is an exclusive offering for CCAC members, providing a space for artists to work on their projects in a collaborative environment.
  • Friday, December 22nd, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Off-Center Art Night – Abstract Painting Dive into the world of abstract art during this special evening session, ideal for those looking to explore new artistic horizons.

Note that in recognition of the holiday season, the Creation Station will be closed on December 24th and 25th. These days offer a moment for reflection and celebration with loved ones.

Since its inception in 2017, CCAC has played a pivotal role in enriching the cultural landscape of Crawford County. The center is not just a venue for art activities; it’s a place where the community comes together to celebrate creativity and innovation. Supported by the Community Foundation for Crawford County, the Ohio Arts Council, and membership contributions, CCAC is dedicated to preserving and promoting art experiences that have a lasting impact on the county’s cultural, educational, and economic vitality.

For more details about these events or other inquiries, please contact the Crawford County Art Center at (419) 834-4133 or email Embrace this opportunity to engage with the arts and discover the artist within this December at the CCAC.

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