Our History

A few local residents had a dream: They wanted to establish a gathering place for the community to engage in the arts. The small group banded together to form a committee to make it a reality in 2010. The board selected the abandoned the former Baptist church building on Main St. to be the home of the Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center. 


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Many volunteers and much TLC converted the historic building into a wonderful venue. They have preserved the historical integrity of the historic 1893 building while creating a welcome place for modern use. Because of them, the RPVAC is now a beautiful, functional, and fully handicap accessible facility! 

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Since opening the doors to the public in 2011 the Remsen Arts Center has hosted numerous concerts, art shows, workshops, plus offers a facility for meetings, weddings, and much more. The center provides opportunities for artists and musicians to study, display their art work, and to perform in a supportive setting. The buildings great acoustics lured musicians into using it for recording sessions. Some concerts are live video streamed then presented on their YouTube channel. 

If you seek a charming atmosphere to hold your event or a night of delightful entertainment consider the Remsen Arts Center. 

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With the help of volunteers, donations, and member support, the center has hosted events for artists such as Jimmy Wolf, Cincinnati Creek, Donna Mucks, Loren Barrigar, Jane Monheit, Grandpa Musselman and the Syncopators, and many others.  With your help and support, we look forward to providing great family entertainment and the hosting of public and private events in a safe facility.


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