Founded in 1981, the North Ridgeville Arts Council (NRAC) is dedicated to bringing the arts, in its many forms, to the entire community of North Ridgeville. We strive to keep the arts alive by supporting young artists in our schools and with scholarships.
NRAC works in conjunction with city schools and the North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Department in art programs for youth. We also help fund the Parks and Rec Summer Movie in the Park program, the Old Town Hall Theater, books for the Lorain County Library Program and blank books for North Ridgeville City Schools Young Author/Young Illustrator program at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County plus many other programs.
Funds are provided to support fine arts school programs such as artists from The Center for Arts Inspired Learning (CAL), and the senior high fine arts scholarship and Senior Art Gallery Award. A member is seated on the North Ridgeville City Schools Endowment Fund Committee.
Various fundraisers support our many programs. Our biggest effort is organizing the craft tables at the annual North Ridgeville Corn Festival in August.
NRAC has a small membership that volunteers time, effort and money when needed.
Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Monthly programs include a variety of guest speakers and topics. Presenters are from the city and surrounding communities. Often members are taught to create their own art after an artist presentation or to create at home and share at meetings.
Our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., on the third Monday of the month and are held at the North Ridgeville Public Library at 35700 Bainbridge Road. Some meetings/programs are held off-site. The December meeting is a dinner program requiring reservations and fee.