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The Arts enrich lives. Involvement in and exposure to the Arts inspire creativity, provide solace and joy and contribute to a vibrant community. The purpose of Darke County Endowment for the Arts is to keep the Arts alive forever in our community.

Darke County Endowment for the Arts (DCEA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that receives and manages charitable gifts which are invested to produce income to benefit the Arts in Darke County. The Endowment assists donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes, creating lasting legacies to enrich the lives through the Arts for years to come.



Your donation to DCEA will continue to serve the Arts in our community for generations to come. 


Whether you choose to donate to DCEA’s General Fund, Memorial Hall Fund, or Darke County Center for the Arts Fund

you will help keep the Arts alive in Darke County

This fund provides monies from which annual grants are awarded to deserving local artists and organizations who propose projects promoting, strengthening or advancing the Arts in Darke County. Contributions to this fund can directly benefit local citizens by providing hands-on experience with the Arts

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Dedicated to the preservation of historic Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as a performance hall and community Arts center, this fund provides for maintenance and preservation of the beautiful legacy of Henry and Ella St. Clair to help assure that this treasured building continues its tradition of serving as a truly extraordinary home of local Arts presentations today and well into the future.

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Contributions to this fund underwrite the community Arts council's mission to present and promote the Arts to culturally enrich our community. With a full schedule of diverse performances, DCCA serves as a leader in the effort to provide quality Arts and entertainment to both Greenville and the surrounding region.

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Download, Print and Complete the DCEA Donation Form

Whether you have made your donation online via the Paypal buttons above choose to submit your donation via mail

please submit the completed Donation Form to DCEA for processing.

Thank you in advance for supporting the Arts in Darke County

Please mail your form to:


c/o Contribution

P.O. Box 155

Greenville, Ohio 45331



Each year grants are awarded to deserving local artists and organizations who propose projects

promoting, strengthening, or advancing the Arts in Darke County.

See the DCEA Grants in Action (below)




DCEA Grant Committee,


Thank you very much for your generous contribution to Main Street Greenville's First Friday: Artisan Stroll! This event is consistently one of our largest of the year and we a thrilled to be able to offer an art contest to our participating artists. This was the second year of our art contest and the feedback from the participants and judges has been overwhelmingly positive. The contest grew by 15% this year, and we hope to continue that trend in future years! We were also very excited to form a partnership with the Greenville Art Guild during the planning for this year's event, with their members having a dedicated location at which they were able to display their many pieces.


The $500 grant you provided helped us fund the cash prizes that were awarded to 9 artists. In total, we gave $1000 in cash prizes to support local artists. We had 8 category winners that were awarded $100 each, and one best of show winner that received $200. The winners were: Dayle Lewis (Sculpture), Jan Roestamadji (Miscellaneous), Mykie Gulley (Graphic Design), CeCelia Rice (Ceramics), Kay hart Cress (Drawing), Stephanie Cunningham (Crafts), Samantha McGlothin (Photography), Jennifer Hall Overholser (Painting), and Jean Selanders (Best In Show). We have included photos of some of our winning artists with their pieces.

Working with respected local artists, teachers, gallery curators, and design professionals to create our panel of judges has been very rewarding. Our judges have helped us shape and improve our art contest guidelines, and we continue to modify our policies every year with their valuable feedback. Our judges for the 2019 contest were Katie Clark Gabbard, CJ Jasenski, and Vincent Saulnier. We hope to create a panel of 12 - 15 judges that can be rotated from year to year.


We look forward to continuing to improve and grow the Artisan Stroll. We feel that the incorporation of the art contest has helped us to recenter this event on fine arts and represents an investment in artists and creatives who are oftentimes undervalued. We would not be able to organize and administer the art contest without the generous support of your organization. We are very grateful for your contribution and dedication to advancing the arts throughout the county! Please feel free to contact me for additional information or if you have any questions.


Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale

Crysta Hutchinson Bloomingdale
Executive Director

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Jean Selanders (Best In Show)

Mykie Gulley (Graphic Design)

Dayle Lewis (Sculpture)

CeCelia Rice (Ceramics)

Jennifer Hall Overholser



Interested in applying for one of our Annual Grants?

Click Here to Learn More!


ADDRESS: P.O. Box 155, Greenville, OH 45331


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