The Arts Center is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed on Wednesday and Sunday.


Carroll County Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the arts in Carroll County.

2016 Photography Contest


Carroll County Arts is pleased to announce the 2016 Photography Contest with an entry deadline of 12 noon May 21 at the Carroll County Arts Center, 204 West Main Street, Carrollton. The contest has no entry fee and is for amateur photographers only. Photo(s) must have been taken in Carroll County but the photographer does not have to live in Carroll County.


New this year is a category change of only two categories: color and black & white.


Judging will be based on composition, creativity and clarity. Points will be taken off for digital enhancement. Please limit any adjustments to cropping only.


Winning entries for each category will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A  "People's Choice" award for overall best photo will be determined by the vote of the viewing public with one vote per person accepted.


There is a three entry limit per person. All submitted photos must be a print size of either 8 x 10 or 11x 14, and must be framed and wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted. Do not submit any photo you did not take nor resubmit any photos that have already been entered in a Carroll County Arts photo contest.  Each submitted entry must have a completed entry form taped to the back of the photo. Carroll County Arts reserves the right to refuse any photo it deems unsuitable.


Contest entries will be the Featured Artists for June and will be featured at our Fourth Friday reception/open house for the photographers. The entries will remain on display until June 22. The photographers are asked to be present at the reception on May 28 from 6 - 8 the Carroll County Arts Center.


Entry forms and more detailed information are available at the Carroll County Arts Center or can be downloaded from the Arts website



Carroll County Arts Announces Featured Artist for May


Lynda Rimke of Waynesburg will be the Featured Artist for May at the Carroll County Arts Center. Her show opened on Friday, April 22, 2016.


Lynda is a 1981 graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Fine Art. Her direct painting methods were instilled by Joseph O'Sickey. "Art has always taken on some form throughout my life, from winning awards for poster paint creations in elementary school to my degree," stated Rimke. "I fell in love with watercolor in 2004 when I began seriously painting again and has remained since then." The watercolors earned Lynda Signature Status with the Akron Society of Artists.


Rimke particularly enjoys painting landscapes "en plein air" (on location) capturing shifting light and atmosphere. Most of the works in this show were painted outdoors.  

Currently she is featuring new works in oil paint on canvas painted near her new home just south of Waynesburg.



Art, Believe, Create

Theme for Student Art Show


The 2016 Student Art Show sponsored by Carroll County Arts (CCA) encourages students to think about the A,B,C's of their work----Art, Believe, Create---and then produce a work of art that shows this reflection.  Students will be judged and awarded ribbons at the discretion of the judges. This year students may choose to make their works available for sale, though this is not mandatory. CCA will retain 10% of the purchase price. There is no entry fee.


Show dates are May 1 - 20, 2016. The awards and opening reception will be held on May 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the

Arts Center.


The guidelines and registration form are available on our website,  and at the Arts Center.



The Wednesday Painting Class is meeting from 4:30 -  6 p.m. at the Carroll County Arts Center. Helen Skinner is the instructor. The class is for adults and if you have never painted or learned to draw, but wish to participate, we ask that you call Helen Skinner at 330-627-7028 for information. There is no charge, but each student is responsible for their materials.


The Woodcarvers returned on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center. First-time carvers can bring carving tools or an X-acto knife and the instructors will provide the material to carve.  A small donation is requested for the instructors as they come from Stark County.


 Malvern Library


The Malvern Branch of the Carroll County District Library is located at 710 East Porter Street.  For information about the programs and other services of the Malvern Branch Library, call 330-863-0636, or visit their website at

 Let’s Help


The Carroll County Animal Protection League

Build Its Shelter!

Members of the Carroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) are working hard to raise funds for a shelter where they can “love and care for domestic animals until the pets acquire their forever homes."

You can help this important cause by supporting its events:



Membership in the CCAPL is only $15 for adults, or $5 for a juniors (under age 18). Send your membership donation to Carroll County Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615-0353

Become a Donor

Send a donation to Carroll County Animal Protection League, P.O. Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615-0353. Or, go to the group’s website at or and use Paypal to make your donation. The group is a non-profit, charitable organization and all donations are income tax deductible.

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