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Board & Brush Creative Studio

562 N. Main Street, Bluffton


Board & Brush Creative Studio is a place for creating fun and unique wood decor projects from scratch while enjoying a fun instructor led atmosphere. Workshops and projects are always changing, so every time you return, your creation will be a new and distinctive piece of art.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center at Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Lower Level of Riley Court on Spring Street, Bluffton
419-358-3207 or

Open September - May:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9AM-3PM
Friday: 9AM-12PM


Through all appropriate means, but especially through arts and literature, The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict with an emphasis on these themes for children. Provides resources for students, teachers, parents, campus and community, programming for children and audiences of all ages. Welcomes visitors to browse the library collection and enjoy the art work, children's literature, original illustrations from picture books, sculptures, The Honda Outdoor Peace Sculpture Garden, International Peace Pole and Peace Thrones.


Shannon Movie Theatre

119 S. Main Street, Bluffton



Schumacher Swiss Homestead

Bixel Road, Bluffton | P.O. Box 5 | 419-358-4822
Call for an appointment

Open Saturdays 1PM-5PM in June, July, August


The general purpose of the Swiss Community Historical Society is to investigate and study the history of the Bluffton-Pandora community; to provide for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge and information about the community; to provide for the collection and preservation or display of papers, books, records, relics, and other things of historic interest; to acquire, hold, own, operate and manage property necessary or advisable for these purposes and to provide for the marking and preservation of historical sites and buildings. The Homestead is owned by the Swiss Community Historical Society. It is a typical Swiss settlement house built in 1843. The barn has an inscription stone reading 1854 set into the limestone wall on the east side, making it one of the earliest large barns in the area.




65-67 Town Square, Lima


The premier art gallery and educational center in west central Ohio. Enjoy exhibits in the Ellen Nelson Gallery, Loft Gallery, and Artzone Gallery and purchase art in the gallery shop. Also houses one of the regions best arts resource libraries. ArtSpace is housed in a turn of the century brick building in Downtown Lima. Art classes for children and adults available ranging from pottery to photography and everything in between.

Crouse Performance Hall

#7 Town Square, Lima



The Crouse Performance Hall is a 1,700 seat proscenium theater and is the setting for a host of entertainment events. It is the performance home of Broadway in Lima, Lima Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Area Concert Band, as well as the Town Square Live series, featuring a variety of arts and entertainment for community enrichment. 

Encore Theatre/Amil Tellers

991 North Shore Drive, Lima


The mission of Amil Tellers of Dramatics, Inc. is to provide the community an artistic outlet, rooted in theatrical education and tradition, with events to raise public interest in Encore Theatre and community theatre as a whole.

Encore Theatre has a full season of shows that run from July through May as well as the McDonald's Youth Theatre that holds three shows each season showcasing the area's talented youth. 



Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater

2632 Ada Road, Lima


The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Parks District proudly maintains and presents a series of summer programs at their beautiful outdoor amphitheater. The series has something for everyone including historical reenactments, musical performances

and concerts, puppet shows, demonstrations

and many kid-centric programs. The summer series is sure to have something that appeals to everyone

in the family.


Lima Area Concert Band


The Lima Area Concert Band is comprised of seventy volunteer musicians who all share the love of music. LACB performs four concerts each year as part of its regular subscription series, as well as a number of free concerts through west central Ohio. Season performances can be found on their website.

Lima Symphony Orchestra

1028 W. Market Street, Lima


The Lima Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to preserving musical excellence as a living part of our community, now and for future generations. Details of their performances can be found on their website.

Regal Cinema Movie Theatre

Regal Cinema American Mall Stadium Theatre

2830 W. Elm Street, Lima