Arts for everyone, and everyone for the arts. That's the motto for the Perrysburg Area Arts Council, and a pretty good one, too, for the Harrison Rally Day that it cosponsors with the Chamber of Commerce, said PAAC president Corrine Amico.
"Today is a wonderful time of giving back to the community of Perrysburg," she said during the event downtown.
The Rally for the Arts portion of the annual festival also is the art council's major fund-raiser for the year, Ms. Amico said. Rental fees for artists' booths up and down Lousiana Avenue benefit the non-profit group's programs.
The PAAC also gave out a little money today in prizes for the juried art show it organized. Best in Show, and $400, was awarded to artist Aaron Bivens. Christopher Brautigan, Bill Watkins, and Christine Largent were the first-place through third-place winners, respectively.
Set up at the intersection of Louisiana and Second Street, the arts council was hoping to attract volunteers to the organization as well.
"We've got plenty of passion, we just need bodies," said past president Diana Hersch.
Harrison Rally Day, which includes food vendors, merchant booths, art displays, live music, a children's play area, and more runs until 5 p.m. today.