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Young lady painting a project at Board & Brush Creative Studio Bluffton, Ohio
cellos section of the Lima Symphony Orchestra


65-67 Town Square, Lima

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM


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.

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.

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. 

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.


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.

Regal Cinema Movie Theatre

Regal Cinema American Mall Stadium Theatre

2830 W. Elm Street, Lima

Theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center at Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Bluffton

Lower Level of Riley Court
419-358-3207 or

Open from September through May.

Check website for open hours. 


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.

The Ohio Theatre

122 W. North Street, Lima


The Ohio Theatre is a “Big City Style” venue with a piano bar and performance space that offers handcrafted cocktails and international “Bar Foods” alongside nightly piano players and a singing staff. Check their website for schedule of shows written and performed by local talent.

Shannon Movie Theatre

119 S. Main Street, Bluffton


The Shannon Theatre is a Bluffton legacy, drawing tens of thousands of people from all over NW Ohio to our small town each year. Bluffton has enjoyed having a theatre since the early 1900’s, providing family friendly entertainment at the lowest possible prices.

Archway with painting at Artspace/Lima
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