Arts & Culture

 Cultural Arts grant applications now beiing accepted

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee is now accepting grant applications for the 2018 funding cycle. The committee has up to $7,500 to grant to for activities, programs, performances and organizations that increase understanding, exposure and awareness of the arts, among the greatest number and broadest range of Vandalia citizens, in the most efficient manner.

CLICK HERE for the application packet.

Hurry… the application deadline is February 16.


Municipal Building Gallery

The Gallery at the Municipal Building is a venue used by local artists to display their work. Most art shows are staged on the first day of the month, and are in place for two months.

The 2017 Municipal Building Gallery Schedule:


January/February                    Chris Corn                    Photography

March/April                               Angie Ferrell                Photography

May                                          Butler High School  Senior Art Show

                                                      **Artist Reception and Chamber Business After Hours Wednesday, May 17

June/July                                   Nancy Otis Alber          Book originals and paintings

August/September                     Guustie Alvarado          Book original “Pilgrims? The Art”

October/November                    John Landsiedel            Mixed media paintings  

For a printer-friendly copy of the 2017 VCAP Municipal Building Gallery Schedule, CLICK HERE


Vandalia Art Park 2016-17 – 256 E. Alkaline Springs Rd., Vandalia, Ohio

As one of the City of Vandalia’s most diverse amenities, Vandalia Art Park

features an eight-acre walkable art trail and open green space.  Adjacent to the Vandalia-Butler Historical Society grounds— accessible via the Vandalia Rotary footbridge— the regional destination is free to the public, offering visitors equal tastes of nature, art and history.  Various activities and art initiatives take place in the park throughout the year, enhancing two substantial permanent sculptures. Featured at the front of the park, visitors find “At Play in Geologic Time” by Matthew Weir, a limestone piece crafted during Vandalia’s 2010 Sculpture Symposium, “Chiseled.”  New in 2015 is a second permanent sculpture, “Daddy Long Legs.” The metal piece, composed by artist Dave Vande Vuuse, was purchased for placement by Vandalia’s City Art Committees.  Local community artists have a hand in greeting visitors, as well, with two colorful Mosaic Totems that flank the park’s entry path.   

Click here to see the Vandalia Art Park 2018-19 Brochure.


Click here to see the Vandalia Art Park 2017 - 18 Brochure


Click here to see the Vandalia Art Park 2016 – 17


Click here to see the Vandalia Art Park 2015 - 16



Heavy Metal Remix featured on Think TV’s The Art Show

The metal sculpture symposium that took place at the Vandalia Art Park in September of last year has been featured on a recent episode of Think TV’s “The Art Show.” The Heavy Metal remix symposium gave Vandalians the opportunity to watch a sculpture being created before their very eyes over a two-week period.

To watch the program, CLICK HERE


Vandalia Cultural Arts Program (VCAP)

Established to exclusively benefit the City of Vandalia and its residents by providing revenue to support artistic and cultural activities, programs, performances, and organizations, or for other purposes as determined by Vandalia City Council and the Advisory Committee. Funds are held by the Vandalia-Butler Foundation.

Committee: Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee is a volunteer organization of seven members, appointed by the Vandalia City Council, whose mission is to advise on the distribution of funds and promote the mission of VCAP.



Vandalia Municipal Building Exhibit Application

VCAP promotes exhibits in the Vandalia Municipal Building Gallery. Artists are invited to submit an application to display for a 30-day or 60-day exhibit. The gallery can accommodate both 2-d and 3-d media.

Click here for application package


Public Art in Vandalia Program (PAIV)

Enhances neighborhoods and urban environments in the City of Vandalia through the installation and maintenance of permanent works of art. PAIV welcomes and embraces public art from the community—donated, loaned or commissioned in an effort to grow Vandalia’s public art collection. Funds are held by the Vandalia Butler Foundation.

Committee: Public Art in Vandalia Committee is a volunteer organization of seven members, appointed by Vandalia City Council. The PAIV Committee works in an advisory capacity for the planning, site and artists selection, fabrication and implementation of the program. This Committee shall also serve within the community as advocates for public art.


2016-17 “Art Parked” Sculpture Exhibit 2015-16 “Art Parked” Sculpture Exhibit

2012: Brochure on Vandalia Area Public/Private Art

2011: Vandalia Unveiled–The five sculptures were installed and dedicated in an “art crawl”         ceremony with a day of art related activities.

2010: Vandalia “Chiseled” – Stone Sculpture Symposium took place in Vandalia. This two-week event produced five large permanent sculptures.


To give your time, money, or art to PAIV or VCAP or to join the Vandalia Art Happenings e-mail blast, Email Candice Farst. To donate to the VB Foundation toward the Public Art in Vandalia Fund or the Vandalia Cultural Arts Endowment Fund go to:


Chiseled, A Stone Sculpture Symposium

Chiseled, a Stone Sculpture Symposium, took place in September 2010 on the grounds of the Vandalia Recreation Center. Five sculptors worked daily on their projects over a two-week period while the public was invited to come out and watch. The finished pieces have been placed throughout the City.

To view the Chiseled Catalog, click HERE


Other Art Organizations in the Vandalia area:

Vandalia Youth Theater

Established in 1991, the Vandalia Youth Theater Company is a non-profit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theater accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people throughout the Miami Valley.


Vandalia-Butler Historical Society

The Mission of the Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler is to perpetuate the history of the Vandalia-Butler Community and to educate people about the importance of this history.


Vandalia Senior Center/Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning –

Classes are held at the Senior Center with instructors provided by Sinclair Community College. FREE for seniors 60 and older. Registration is required. 


Vantasia Dance Team ~

Sister Cities of Vandalia

Sister Cities is a non-profit international organization dedicated to fostering global friendship, understanding, and communication, serving the Vandalia Butler Community.


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