• Gallery
  • Around the World Music Series
  • Women's Art Recognition Movement
  • PuNk RoCk Flea Market & Art Show
  • Call For Films
  • Operation Tomorrow
  • OAC Grant


"Patty C And The Guys"
- Around the World Music Series

"Silent Art Auction & Masquerade Ball"
- W.A.R.M

"PuNk RoCk Flea Market"
- Art Exibition and Kent State Text Book Co-op

"Call For Short Films"
- 16th Annual International Shorts Festival

"Operation Tomorrow"
- Electronic Music

"Ohio Arts Council Sustainability Grant"
- Grant Summary


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Latest News


Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

The "Around the World" Music Series

-Curated by ethnomusicologist David Badagani

Button Box Polka with Patty C and the Guys

8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018 (opening concert of the 2018-2019 season)
-preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring light food and drinks

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio


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Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Kumpania, and The Women's Art Recognition Movement (W.A.R.M.) present

Silent Art Auction Benefit
- Paintings, Sculpture,  Photography, Multi-Media by various artists!
-proceeds benefit Safer Futures


Saturday, September 29,  5-10pm.  Opening Reception and Masquerade Ball
The North Water Street Gallery. 300 N. Water St., Suite H., Kent, OH
-Exhibit runs through October 20



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PuNk RoCk Flea Market and Art Show and Kent State Text Book Co-op
-in cooperation with Books for Prisoners
-Curated by Scotty McMaster

Saturday, September 15th, 2 to 7pm
-Exhibit runs through September 26th.
The North Water Street Gallery, Kent, OH




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Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

Call For Short Films/Video

The 16th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival

This event will take place on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 8pm. Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Downtown Kent, Ohio
Open to all filmmakers and videographers worldwide with original work.
We are seeking films/videos that are 15 minutes in length or less.

Nov. 30 Preferred deadline*
Dec. 31 Final deadline
Traditional approaches as well as experimental or unconventional entries are welcome. We look for
Originality, Technical Skill, and Cultural Relevance as a way of screening our entries.


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Click Here for an APPLICATION

Click Here for the PROSPECTUS




Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

electron music performance

OP2M is a confederation of musicians and artists from Northeast Ohio. This current
project includes Sean Carlin, Billy Farkas, Ed van der Kuil, Jeffrey Gonzalez,
Mo Ratbones, and a guest appearance by Morgan Phelps.


Saturday, October 13, 2018 8-10pm

The North Water Street Gallery, Kent, OH
Contact: 330-673-4970



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Fundrasier Ended

Fundraiser ended August 19.

We are putting out a Call for Individuals and Businesses who would like to Commemorate Maj Ragain with a Brick Engraved on our new Access Ramp

We are building a permanent concrete and brick wheelchair access ramp at our cultural art facility on North Water Street in Downtown Kent, Ohio.

With the support of his wife, LuAnn, we are dedicating the new ramp to our former board member, community mentor, teacher, poet, and friend, Maj Ragain. In order to raise funds for this memorial, we are offering the opportunity to buy a brick for $70 or more. Your purchase allows you to engrave up to 3 lines with 18 characters per line to commemorate Maj and support the SRCA Mission of “Providing Arts Access for All”

Our goal is to raise $2,000.  We can do this if 40 individuals or businesses buy a brick.  (Subtracting the cost of the engraved bricks)





Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

“Janet Snell By Herself” Art Exhibition
-Paintings by Janet Snell

Saturday, August 4th, 7:00-9pm, Opening Reception
-Exhibit runs through August 25th
The North Water Street Gallery.  300 N. Water St., Kent



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Click here for Maj Ragain, reading his Edwin George mural poem at Scribbles Coffee Shop, 257 N. Water St., Downtown Kent, OH, October 2017

“Bettin on Maj Ragain”_

If I were to bet on a horse
I'd bet on Maj Ragain

He's an Iron Horse
with a Gentle Jaw

He overcomes obstacles
Every Day

as if they didn't exist.

Challenges us

the students
the veterans
the people

to be winners
even when we are chosen to lose

even when the odds aren't good

To Maj, I say,


- from Jexo  2-1-10






Ohio Arts Council Sustainability Grant

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 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  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. small-sized but powerhouse organization
b. strong letters of support that demonstrate their community value
c. good relationship with city and Kent State University
d. articulate definition of artistic success that directly relates to mission
e. standard yet solid planning and evaluation methods
f. some written evaluation responses were lengthy; encourage addition of quantitative response
items and data-gathering
g. additional in-kind support beyond volunteer hours would have strengthened application

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.

Thank you for supporting the arts!

Jeff Ingram/Executive Director





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)
300 N. Water St, Suite H.
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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