Building community through the arts.
                                                 Building the arts through the community.

Building the community through the arts. Building the arts through the community.
About Shaker Arts Council ( SHAC)

Mission Statement

SHAC is a volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the cultural fabric of Shaker Heights by establishing the arts as a vibrant and integral part of the community.  Our purpose is best described as "building the community through the arts and building the arts through the community."

History

The inspiration for what was to become the Shaker Arts Council was a discussion in  2002 among Mayor Judy Rawson, staff, and City Council members Jan Devereaux and Brian Parker. They were looking at ways to involve citizens in creating citywide events which would bring Shaker residents out of their homes to avail themselves of the services Shaker has to offer. Community activists Jan Thrope and Bettyanne Green were brought in to discuss planning some public cultural events, which spurred brainstorming about a citizen-directed effort to coordinate the arts and culture resources which exist in Shaker Heights.

Shaker Arts Council offers a range of opportunities to artists and art lovers to get involved in your own backyard – window displays, performance events, rotating art exhibit, advocacy for the arts in the region, resource directory and networking events.  

Shaker Arts Council is funded primarily by private donors, local grants and corporate sponsorships
. Click here to see a list of Charter Members of SHAC.
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  Board of Directors


  Marge Zellmer
, President

  Sally Levine,
  First Vice President
  Marcia Romano, Treasurer
  Jeff Posner, Secretary

 
Gwen Chapman
  Deanna Clemente-Milne
  Kevin Crowe
  Scott Hamilton
  Caydie Heller
  Peter Lawson Jones
  Ann McGuire
  Joe Romano
  Rick Santich
  Sue Sloan
  Jim Simler
  Quata Tucker
 

  Ex Officio: Liz Schorgl

  Betty Anne Green,  Founding Director

 


 
Committees
Advocacy

Kevin Crowe & Peter Lawson Jones, Co-Chairs

AHa!
Jim Simler, Chair

Art Gallery
Susie Zimmer & Charlotte Cowan, Co-Chairs
Liz Schorgl

Artist Directory
George Woideck, Chair


"Framing the Future" Benefit
Leslye Arian, Chair

LectureWay Public Art Bike Tour

Ellen  Frank, Chair
Sally Levine

Membership
Marge Zellmer, Chair


Shaker Art and Music Festival

Quata Tucker, Chair
Gwen Chapman, Ludlow Association Liaison
Vicki Blank, City Liaison

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