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Independent Short Films, Videos, & Digital Shorts
-Call for Submissions

Pie Festival & Silent Auction Fundraiser
- Saturday, December 6, 10 am - 6 pm

We're Moving!
- Call for Donations

12th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition
-Saturday, November 1, 10pm-midnight. Opening Reception

Tarot Cabaret
-An original Musical Theatre Performance
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Pie Festival and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser
-17th annual Pie Festival/Silent Art Auction fundraiser for SRCA
-Jewelry, Ceramics, Photographs, Paintings, Prints and more
-In conjunction with Downtown Kent's Annual Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 6, 10am to 6pm
North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water St., Suite H, Kent, OH

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12th Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition.
-22nd Birthday of The North Water Street Gallery
-1st Exhibit in the new gallery space at 300 N. Water St, Suite H
-in Cooperation with The Stone Tavern, 110 E. Main Street in Downtown Kent.
-Featuring Vince Packard, David Jrome Bragg, Amy Strainer, and more!
-paintings, prints, collage, puppets, masks, photographs

November 1, 10pm-midnight. Opening Reception
-North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent and
-The Stone Tavern, 110 E. Main Street, Downtown Kent

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September 30, 2014

Greetings, Friends of Standing Rock Cultural Arts!

We reach out with bittersweet yet exciting news. After 22 years at our 257 N. Water Street location, the last 14 years as a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, we have been notified that our home has been sold. All tenants must vacate the building within the month.

Although SRCA shares many fond memories at 257, we are ecstatic to announce that we have secured a prime gallery and workshop space nearby, in a solid, historic building with beautiful character at 300 N. Water. This space is directly next to our friends at the FJ Kluth Gallery.

To build on that potential, SRCA has set a goal of raising $5,000 by October 30, 2014 to match previous funds given in support of this great new space. In order to open doors to the community on November 1st, SRCA needs your support! We need to purchase an access ramp for differently abled guests and artists. Our ultimate goal is to implement a city-approved permanent ramp. We are also renovating aged flooring, and need to purchase track lighting.

Funds in excess of the $5,000 goal will be placed into an earmarked account, the Building Promise Fund, for current and future facility needs. SRCA continues to plan for an all-inclusive structure to house the arts in all forms as we move into the next phase of our development.

As you may know, communities with successful arts organizations have less crime, a stronger local economy, and students with higher test scores. And as we all know as arts lovers, the arts open avenues and worlds to all of us no matter what our walks of life.

SRCA believes programs, such as our New World Children’s Theatre, Downtown Innovative Community Events, poetry readings, workshops, exhibits, music concerts, dance performances, and film festivals contribute to the quality of life in Kent. Most programming is friendly for all ages and celebrates the wealth of creative talent in our area. SRCA believes the cultural, educational, and economic value is evident.

We ask friends like you who support this mission to contribute a tax-deductible gift of $25 or more today. If you are not in a position to give $25, please consider giving $5 or $10. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made by check payable to SRCA or by Paypal (see "Donate" button below).

As an incentive for your donation of $15 or more, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes worth $25 value or more. SRCA looks forward to the next 22 years of building community through the arts and providing arts access for all. Please join us in this exciting new phase!

Community through the Arts!

Jeff Ingram
Executive Director




Watercolor Painting Workshop
-2 Separate Classes For Beginners and Intermediate Level Students

Sundays beginning November 2nd , 2014.
(November 2nd-December 7)

- For Beginners (Ages 12-Adult). Noon-1:15pm

- For Intermediate Level (Ages 12-Adult). 1:30-2:45pm

-Workshops go for 6 consecutive weeks

WHERE: The North Water Street Gallery. 300 N. Water St. Kent, OH


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Standing Rock Cultural Arts in partnership with The Hard Trash Theatre.

"Tarot Cabaret"
-An original Musical Theatre Performance
-Written by Leroy Guignol
-Directed by Jeff St. Clair
-Music by Bryan Thomas

-CLICK HERE for tickets!

October 31- November 22, 2014 (Secret Cellar)
-Friday, October 31, 7pm
-Saturday, November 1, 7pm
-Thursday, November 6, 7pm
-Friday, November 7, 7pm
-Saturday, November 8, 7pm

Friday, November 14, 8pm  (North Water Street Gallery)
Saturday, November 15, 8pm
Friday, November 21, 8pm
Saturday, November 22, 8pm

-The Secret Cellar, 176 E. Main St., Kent (October 31-November 8)
-The NEW North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent (November 14-22)

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Friday Open Poetry Readings
8:00 PM - Last Exit Books


The monthly open poetry reading series, which began at the legendary
Captain Brady’s and ran there through 2002, is now in its 30th year.
We are currently gathering at Last Exit Books, 124 East Main Street in
Kent, Jason Merlene proprietor. We still do it in the round, round
the room, round about, no list, no mike, call and response, poem
answering poem, a conversation of poems, ongoing, a poets’
cooperative, in league with Standing Rock Cultural Arts, monthly, 8:00
P.M., always on Fridays, meeting in the Back Room. All welcome.

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Sustainability Grant from the Ohio Arts Council

August 28, 2013

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have received a Sustainability Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our future operations and programming.

The Sustainability Grant will help cover our operational expenses for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.  We are honored to be one of the selected arts organizations to receive funding for this competitive grant.

This is what the OAC Panel said in their evaluation of our application:

Panel Meeting Summary Comments:
a. strong evaluation methods outlined in application
b. great organizational partners involved in programming
c. impressive amount of programming generated on small budget
d. organization continues to minimize cultural barriers to access programming
e. evidence of successful partnerships
f. applicant encouraged to update website and remove outdated information
g. marketing initiatives needed to broaden audience and increase attendance at events
h. organization is innovative; takes artwork into the community
i.  great track record interacting with kids

OAC Sustainability Grants

The Sustainability program provides general operating support to arts and cultural organizations across Ohio that make important contributions to the health and vitality of our communities. Sustainability grants ensure that public support of the arts continues to play an integral role in celebrating the rich past and sustaining the vibrant future of Ohio’s cultural legacy through flexible and reliable funding for annual arts programming. A rigorous application and review process assures citizens and legislators that Sustainability grantees use public funds resourcefully and responsibly. Organizations must demonstrate excellent artistic, educational and cultural value; responsiveness to their community; credible planning and evaluation strategies; and a high level of financial and managerial accountability. When these characteristics are in balance, organizations are well-positioned to provide Ohioans with diverse opportunities to participate in the arts and enjoy their benefits throughout their lives.



Be part of something amazing!
Become a MEMBER of Standing Rock Cultural Arts and help support the arts !

CLICK HERE to view our Membership Brochure !


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art and education organization based in downtown Kent. Our mission is to Build Community Through The Arts.

We nurture the spirit of creativity by providing opportunities for children and the public to explore the arts. We do this by providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the community through exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, theatrical productions, music performances, festivals, public art projects and special events.

In an effort to help support these community-enriching activities, we are initiating a new, low-priced, tax-deductible Membership Plan in 2011 to supplement our other funding. We have student memberships available for only $5 per year and a variety of plans to fit individuals, couples, families, and even businesses! All members will receive special benefits that are not generally available to the public. Please read below to view the current benefits of our membership plan. We look forward to adding additional benefits as they become available and we invite any businesses to partner with us on discounts. Of course, we will also continue, as always, to accept any tax-deductible charitable contributions in order to assist our mission of Community through the Arts.

Again, your membership and/or contribution is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated! Without the generous support of our donors and future members, we would not be able to offer the diverse quality cultural arts programming that we offer continuously throughout each year. There is no greater compliment to our organization about how valued our programming is to our community and area than your ongoing support! Checks may be made payable to:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA)
257 N Water St
Kent OH 44240


Standing Rock Cultural Arts’ programming includes:

•New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop & Performances

•The Annual Standing Rock International Short Film/Video Festival

•The Annual Who’s Your Mama? Environmental Film & Earth Day Festival & Vegan Iron Chef Competition

•Routine Open Poetry Readings & weekend long Jawbone Open Poetry Celebration with Maj Ragain

•Routine Art Exhibitions including charitable collaborations with Hattie Larlham (benefiting differently-abled artists) & W.A.R.M. (Women’s Art Recognition Movement benefiting Safer Futures Domestic Violence Shelter) in addition to other annual exhibitions (Student, Environmental, & Dia de los Muertos), as well as newly themed shows

•D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Events) in conjunction with other downtown area businesses

•Workshops (art, drumming, dance, writing, etc. as offered/available)

•Hosting of Around Town Folk Festival Performances & other music acts

•Public Murals

• Pro Arts Consulting


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