Arts Foundation discusses community project with commissioners

Yoshiko Yap
Guernsey County Commissioners, from left, Dave Wilson, Skip Gardner and Jack Marlin toured the hallway at the County Administration Building with Carol Wilcox-Jones of the Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival and Ohio Arts & Crafts Foundation President Brenda Taylor looking for potential location for a mural.

Representatives of the Ohio Arts & Crafts Foundation and Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival met with Guernsey County commissioners Monday to discuss a potential community art project.

The project would be funded through a grant by the Ohio Arts Council.

Foundation President Brenda Taylor and Carol Wilcox-Jones inquired if the county would be interested in such a project with all of the funding provided by the Ohio Arts Council’s Community Project Award.

If chosen, the grant would provide $10,000 to $15,000 for the design of an art project by a professional artist and the completion of the work by local artists.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Commissioner Jack Marlin.

Taylor and Wilcox-Jones asked if commissioners would be amenable to having a mural or banner painted in the Guernsey County Administration Building or the courthouse on Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge.

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