The Lake Shore Artists were organized in November, 1973 as the Professional Artists of Ashtabula County. As the club grew the membership expanded to include amateur artists, students and other interested in visual arts. In 1975 the name was changed to the Lake Shore Artists of Ashtabula County.

The club mission is to encourage the visual arts as a community endeavor through education, exhibits, and participation in civic events on the area.

Members sponsor an annual show and sale each May at the Ashtabula Arts Center. The Center also hosts a show reception to give the public an evening to meet the Lake Shore Artists and view their work. The Club exhibits at various events throughout the year.

Lake Shore Artist’s meet on the second Friday of the month at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th. St., Ashtabula, Ohio. Person with interest in the creative visual arts are cordially invited to attend. Those wishing additional information about the organization and its activities may call Harry Schwentker (440-964-2898) or Cynthia Richards (440-789-2402).

Many members get together at different times during the month to work on their individual projects and share each others company. A good time is had by all.

Come and check us out…

Harry N. Schwentker