Here is our story!
We’ve loved every minute of our journey!
The Conneaut Arts Center is a non-profit organization that was established in 1976 and is located on the beautiful Lake Erie lake front, in Conneaut Ohio. The Conneaut Art Center offers dance, theater, visual arts, exercise, music, for both youth and adult artisans within the community and surrounding areas.
Take a step back in time...
Housed in Historic Kilpi Hall, this former Finnish Meeting Hall was built in 1899 by Charles Gran and the Kilpi Temperance Society, comprised of Finnish immigrants. It became the heart of the Finnish community in Conneaut. They gathered here for music, dance, theatre, and fellowship. In 1975, a group of about 30 people in Conneaut had been discussing the need for a community center. The proposal to buy Kilpi Hall was presented to City Council, area businesses, and other interested parties, and was well received. Each member donated $10 each, which became the first membership campaign. With a specialized loan, the Center's officers signed a mortgage agreement in July of 1976 and the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts was born. Kilpi Hall is once again a place to gather for music, dance, theater, and fellowship. As of winter of 2012, we formally changed our name to the Conneaut Arts Center.
CAC partners with several businesses throughout the county to bring artistic enrichment to the community.
The Conneaut Arts Center offers a variety of services and classes for both youth and adults.
Our services and classes cater to northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania communities. Classes, programs and fundraisers support the youth and adult creative minds. We specialize in in visual arts, dance, music and theatrical opportunities for whole family to enjoy.
Membership are the backbone of this organization offering support to continue these opportunities. Members also receive exclusive opportunities at CAC. For more information about what we offer and membership please contact us at 440-593-5888 or by email at