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November 15 - January 18, 2013read more
New Year's Eve 100th Birthday of The Barn Kickoff
October 18, December 31, 2013
Kick off the New Year at the Dairy Barnread more
2014 Schedule of Events
December 31, 2013, January 1, 2014
100th Birthday of the Dairy Barnread more
Show Us Your Barns Call for Entries
June 1 - July 27, July 29 - August 14, August 17-20, 21 - December 15, 2013read more
In & Around the Barn
July 6 - September 21, October 22 - December 31, 2013read more
December 5-7, 9-, 2013read more
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is one of Southeast Ohio's premiere art galleries, drawing nearly 15,000 visitors to the region every year. It is The Dairy Barn Arts Center's mission to: offer exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans; develop art appreciation among all ages; provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region; and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio.
Built in 1914, The Dairy Barn Arts Center was originally a functioning dairy barn in part of a complex owned by the Athens State Hospital. No longer of use, the barn was scheduled to be razed in 1977. A Citizens Task Force Committee headed by artist Harriet Anderson and her husband, Ora, was formed to preserve the barn and turn it into a non-profit arts center. With only nine days to spare, the Task Force Committee and the Hocking Valley Arts Council succeeded in their petitions to the governor, and The Dairy Barn Arts Center was founded and added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Since then The Dairy Barn has become a respected arts center with 5,423 square feet of gallery space in addition to a gallery shop, offices, and five spacious rooms for arts classes and community events. The Dairy Barn Arts Center features a variety of exhibitions and events, from the regional artwork of OH+5 and Athens Voices to the internationally famous Quilt National and Bead International.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is supported by admissions, memberships, corporate sponsorships, grants, exhibition tours, and art sales. The full-time staff of seven is assisted by a corps of more than 200 volunteers who donate thousands of hours annually.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center's top-notch exhibitions and programs, its reputation in the international arts community, its close proximity to Ohio University, and its picturesque setting make it an important stop on the itinerary of many visitors. We look forward to seeing you soon at The Dairy Barn!
General Admission is $6, Students and Seniors $4, Members and Children under 12 are Free.
The Sauber Gallery is closed until October 5, 2013. The Gallery Shop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm.
Gallery Hours for OH+5 Exhibition opening October 5-November 23, 2013
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Closed: Mondays, Martin Luther King Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
- Jane Forrest Redfern, Executive Director ---firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kathleen Dawson, Quilt National Director --email@example.com
- Lyn Smith, Education Director--- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reid Secoy, Facility Manager ---email@example.com
- Claire White, Gallery Shop Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- Courtney Kessel, Exhibition and Events Coordinator ---email@example.com
- April Boggs, Gallery and Facility Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org
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- Corrine Brown, Secretary
- David Burke, President
- Lyntha Scott-Eiler
- Gary Kirksey
- Steve Koch
- Lynn Last Rothstein
- Martha Laufman
- Mary Ann McClure, Treasurer
- Bill Morgan
- Joyce Mullins
- Barb Nalazek
- Karen Nulf
- Gary Pettigrew
- David Reiser, Vice President
- Lyntha Scott Eiler
- Richard Schultz
- Elizabeth Welsh
- Bruce Wentworth
- Richard Woollacott
- Katherine Ziff