A drawing by Maddy G. at age 10


Your membership not only supports the arts activities and programs of OCAC but insures quality art enjoyment to the community at large.  Today, communities are more aware of the importance and value the nonprofit arts and culture industry holds in their economy, growth and quality of life.  It is the cornerstone of tourism, reaffirmed through a study by the Kansas Arts Commission.

All arts means something different to each of us.  The commonality it brings is the value and belief that the arts are important to us and to our lives.  “Art teaches nothing, except the significance of our life.”

Membership Levels

Philanthropist- above $1000

Benefactor- $1000

Partner- $500

Sustainer- $250

Sponsor- $100  A contribution at this level or greater supports our classes and programming

Supporter- $50

Member- $25

Memberships can be sent to:

Ottawa Community Arts Council     

PO Box 411    

Ottawa, KS 66067

The Ottawa Community Arts Council invites you to enjoy the arts to the fullest by becoming a member.  While you enjoy the great benefits, you will also be supporting arts programs in your community.  

Thank you for your support!

Area Arts Associates 

The Ottawa Art Guild   www.ottawaartguild.org

The Ottawa Art Guild is a group of artists who characterize themselves as purposeful and serious in making visual statements.  They are interested in developing their individual skills with a variety of fine arts media.  The Art Guild is an organization meant to provide aesthetic stimulation and constructive encouragement to its members through exchange, workshops, field trips, working sessions and other shared opportunities.  They differentiate themselves from hobby or recreational activities and the so-called “decorative arts” by concentrating on the expansion of their personal viewpoints through the visuals arts and the improvement of their skills in responding to their environment. Our membership is made up of painters in oil, acrylic and watercolor as well as pastel artists, photographers, poets, fiber artists, musicians and other mediums.

Partnering with local businesses and organizations, a variety of member’s artwork can be viewed every day throughout the community. Local Banks, Ransom Memorial Hospital, Franklin County Visitors Center,  and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce are some of the many places where the public may view member’s artwork for their enjoyment.

Ottawa Suzuki  Strings     www.ottawasuzukistrings.org

The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute (OSSI) is an ensemble of young violinists, violists, and cellists from two to twenty years of age. These young string players recieve their music education in Ottawa, Kansas, at the Carnegie Cultural Center in a program directed by violinist, Alice Joy Lewis. Their music study is based on the Talent Education approach of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.


OYAA! : Ottawa Youth Artists Alliance

The Ottawa Youth Artists Alliance, or OYAA! is a free art club for youth ages 9 to 18 years. Sponsored by the Ottawa Community Arts Council and held in the lower level of the Carnegie Cultural Center at 5th & Main, it meets every Thursday from 5-8 pm. 

 OYAA! provides a safe place for kids to create art and express themselves while learning about responsibility and creative problem solving.  Some activities include: *creating art to sell, *art fundraisers, *painting murals, *art field trips, *youth exhibitions and so much more!  To sign up your young artist or for more information call Leigh Hanson (913) 226-8607


Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce   www.ottawakansas.org


Ottawa Community Arts Council   www.ottawaartscouncil.org

Carnegie Cultural Center

501 S. Main 
Ottawa, KS 66067