The OAAE and the Ohio State Fair

This summer, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) will join organizations such as 4-H, Camp Fire, The Ohio State University, the Grange, and the Boy Scouts in the Youth Center of the Ohio State Fair.  In addition to providing activities for youth and families at its booth, OAAE will showcase artists from its Artists-in-Schools program, as well as artists from program partner TRANSIT ARTS, in multiple performances on the Youth Center stage during the 12 day run of the fair.

The Youth Center expects to attract more than 70,000 visitors over the course of the fair.

The Ohio State Fair runs from July 23 – August 3, 2014.  Youth Center hours are 9am – 8pm.  For more information visit


About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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