• Gallery
  • Chuck Slonaker
  • OAC Grant

Around the World Music Series
Romanian Taragot and Voice

Duck Duck Goose Radio Play

Ohio Arts Access Grant

Gallery Open 12-5 pm Wed-Sat and by appt. 330-673-4970

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
The Aura of Assemblage
Opening Reception 7 - 9 pm
Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Exhibit runs through
February 12th

Elizabeth Prindle Artist Statement

My assemblage art explores birth and death, rites of passage, and social issues, as well as my personal history. I primarily create in wood and metal materials I've collected from estate sales and flea markets. Old tools whose function is forgotten are a favorite starting point. Often, the components guide me as the piece evolves.

More than decorative objects, they are talismanic adornments for your environment. These mystical assemblages interact with the ambient light to cast shifting shadows insode the boxes themselves as well as projecting outward.

My hope is that you will feel mystified, pulled in, and inexplicably intrigued as you, the viewer, free-associate with these collections of objects and attach meaning or stories to them, based on your own personal unconscious. Allow them to open conversations within yourself or with others.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

Presents a
Children's Virtual Arts Class
Saturdays, January 8th to February 19th

January 8, 15, 22: Ages 6-10.
(Elementary Students)
February 5, 12, 19: Ages 11-18.
(Secondary students)

Use this link to access the Online Class

MATERIALS: Students provide own materials. Or if needed, kits can be borrowed from the gallery for $5. Once the kit is returned, we reimburse you.

REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per class
SIGN-UP: Call 330-673-4970 or email: info@standingrock.net
CLASSES: Ages 6-10:  January 8, 15, 22   &   Ages 11-18: February 5, 12, 19

Danielle Miller. Bachelor of Arts, Kent State University. Art Education.

Lessons: 1st Session
January 8th: Animation.
   (Markers, Paper, Crayons)
January 15th: Self-Portraits
   (Watercolor Paper, Pencil, Crayons, Paint Brushes, Watercolor Paint)
January 22nd: Snow Globe City
   (Styrofoam Plates, Scissors, Markers)

Lessons: 2nd Session
February 5th: Warhol's Watercolors
   (Watercolor Paint Set, Paint Brushes, Crayons, Marker, Paper)
February 12th: Journals, Drawing, & Doodles
   (Paper, Magazines, Fine Point Sharpie Packs, Markers, Watercolors, Twine, Hole Punch)
February 19th: Tapestry Weaving
   (Ruler, Cardboard, Scissors, Yarn, Tape, Needles)

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

Presents the Return of the
Around the World Music Series

Traditional music of Romania
Featuring Gheorghe Trambitas

(taragot and voice)
Premieres at 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, January 8, 2022

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Standing Rock Cultural Arts' "Around the World" Music Series returns for its first virtual concert, featuring the internationally renowned Cleveland, Ohio-based Romanian master musician Gheorghe Trambitas.

Trambitas will present a virtual solo concert consisting of a potpourri of traditional Romanian dance music and songs from Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains, as well as from the Romani culture, played on his chosen instrument: the taragot, a rare wind instrument used in both the Hungarian and Romanian cultures.

New World Children's Theatre
World Premiere Radio Play

"Duck Duck Goose"

written by the Students of the New World Children's Theatre!

Duck Duck Goose is a radio play written by the students of The New World Children's Theatre. Hank and Iris Amore, Aaron Gardener, Annie Fridy, Eleanor and Nick Amodio. Aith Additional voices of Anita Gontkovsky (Narrator)and Dashiell Knoyer (Danny the Pigeon) and Leo Pierre (Rattalion)

Writing Coach: Jexo aka Jeff Ingram

The play begins in a park in Cedar City along the banks of the Cedar River. The Ducks and The Geese are playing an innocent game of Duck Duck Goose, when a mean goose named King Steve decides to break the rules.

Suddenly, the war between the ducks and the geese begins! The ducks are determined to open up the blockade of the Cedar River so they can travel freely to the ocean to go fishing.

The geese are determined to prevent the ducks from fishing in the ocean and they want to eliminate them if possible. There are double agents, mac and cheese cannons, and a green bean energy drink that gives the soldiers superpowers.

And just when the outcome seems inevitable, Jorge, a character with a blue mohawk and no eyebrows, and who may, or may not, have legs, escapes from Area 51, and flies into the battle scene!

Will Jorge save the day? Will Jorge begin a new era of domination by aliens on planet earth. Will Rico the blind rat, save the ducks from extinction? Tune into Duck Duck Goose and prepare yourselves for a most wild ride...

NARRATOR: Anita Gontkovsky

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
invites you to support the arts

by purchasing amazing art
from local and nationally
recognized artists!

Visit our Online Silent Auction Page!

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

The 2021 Membership Drive
and Fundraiser!


Do you like public art projects, music, theatre, poetry, creative workshops and peace gardens, for starters?

Are you a student or other individual who would like to exhibit your own works of art?

Welcome to the wonderful world of Standing Rock Cultural Arts! We invite you to support our mission of Building Community through the Arts and Providing Arts Access for All!


  Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 towards Building a Deck off the back of the gallery so we can add 300 sq-ft. of Outdoor Space for Gallery Workshops and Exhibitions.

  SRCA is celebrating the 29th Birthday of The North Water Street Gallery in Downtown Kent, Ohio. It's a place we call home, where creativity has flourished for nearly three decades. It's been a joyous ride filled with art exhibits, music concerts, street festivals, film festivals, children's theatre, drum workshops, and a whole lot more!

  Although it's been challenging to keep the doors open during the pandemic, SRCA
is committed to adapting to the ever changing cultural landscape by providing virtual exhibits, public art projects, children's theatre radio podcasts, and space to exhibit student, amateur, and professional artworks. We hope to continue to offer art and educational activities for years to come. Well wishes and good health to All.

  Thank you again to the community for your support!  Become a Member during the Membership Drive and have your name entered into a raffle for several prizes!


Standing Rock Cultural Arts

"Warm Your Mitts"
Knitting Workshop

Saturdays, 4:00 -5:30pm
Beginning November 13th
11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11
Ages 16 & Up.
Basic knitting skills required
Maximum number of students: 8

Students can take 1 class or all 5. Materials will be provided
Instructor: Elizabeth Ygraine Wilmott
With Anita Gontkovsky

   In a small group at the gallery, we will learn to knit a pair of mittens. Basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches and a cast-on technique is ideal. The pattern is knit on 2 needles, and students attending all 5 classes will gain knowledge of other techniques for knitting mittens in the round and an opportunity for coaching on selecting future projects. These warm mitts knit up quickly and make great gifts. With this pattern Left and Right are interchangeable.

   About the Instructor: Kent resident Elisabeth Willmott is a fiber fiend who has been knitting, spinning, felting and weaving for over 30 years. She's currently on a mission to keep her kids and grandkids warm this winter with new hats, scarves, socks and mittens. After over-committing to many ambitious designs, Elisabeth now really enjoys the portable nature of a small knitting project and can be seen, on her lunch breaks at work and while watching the Browns play, with needles flying.
Masks and Social Distancing required.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
19th Annual Dia de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead) art exhibition

19th Birthday of The North Water Street Gallery!
Featuring Vince Packard, Trey Berry, Nikki Puccini,
David Jerome Bragg, Thom Passarelli,
Heidi Horvath & more!
Paintings, prints, collage, puppets, masks.

Opening Reception:
Saturday October 30th
7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Exhibit up through November 27, 2021
Covid Protocols in place.
Masks and Social Distancing required.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Presents the 19th Annual
International Film Festival


Maximum 15 Minutes in Length

November 30th Preferred Deadline

December 30th Final Deadline

Traditional, Experimental or Unconventional Entries Welcome

Festival Scheduled for the Kent Stage
January 29, 2021 at 9:00 pm
As Conditions Allow

Open to filmakers and videographers worldwide
with Original Work

ABOUT THE COMPETITION: The competition takes place in the 1st part of the festival, among shorts that are screened from around the world. The two awards are:

        1. The Juried Choice Award         2. The People's Choice Award

Criteria for Judging: 1. Originality   2. Technical Skill   3. Cultural Relevance

The Juried Choice Award is a framed certificate announcing Best of Show.
The People's Choice Award is $200 U.S. Cash award. The audience is given a ballot and votes for a favorite at intermission. Ballots are counted and winner is announced at the end of the night. The winner of the People's Choice award is also invited to be the featured artist for next year's festival.

Call / Prospectus in Word      Call / Prospectus in PDF format.

Application form in Word      Application form in PDF format.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Craft Workshop:
Symbolism of
Dia de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead)

At The North Water Street Gallery!
All ages.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum bnumber of students: 8
Cost $10 per student
Materials will be provided.
Instructor: Heidi Horvath
Rotostown Schools Art Teacher

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 30th

Covid Protocols in place.
In a small group at the gallery, we will incorporate the 6 most common symbols found on Mexican altars for November 1 & 2, All Saints Day and All Souls Day; both holidays comprising Dia de los Muertos. Construct clay sugar skulls, cut paper banners, and collage a mini-altar.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Presents "No Regrets"

(Tattoos without Commitment)
Work by Audrey Henry and Wendi Koontz

Opening Reception
Friday, October 1st, 7:00-9:00pm
at the North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water St. Suite H in Kent

As an artist I like to explore alternate mediums and I think it's important that we take risks and explore new avenues of expression. I recently, in my career path, had the opportunity to become a tattoo artist allowing me to combine my employment with my passion.

This exhibit is important to us because it allows the viewer to be apart of and possibly take home a small part of our life choices and experiences with no regrets. Tattoos are a personal choice and in some cases a permanent one. This exhibit allows you to have the beauty and joy of a tattoo in a new way.

We hope that people find this show diverting and enjoyable, our goal is to present people with a new way to see art differently.

Audrey Henry
With pieces by Wendi Koontz

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
and Grace Nestor-Louie


Paint and Sip
Oil Painting Class

Beginner to Moderate Skill Level

In Conjunction with the

Explore the Reef Exhibition

Saturday, September 11
7:00 to 8:30 pm

North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street

MATERIALS - Items Needed Per person
3 paintbrushes per person: small, medium, large
pencil, Paper Plate Pallets, Easel, Canvas

Group Items Needed
Acrylic paint, Gamsol Paint Thinner (No Vapor), Subject Matter, Wine, Snacks, Cups/plates/etc.

Materials will be provided if needed
Maximum number of students: 15 on a first come / first served basis

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per student if SRCA provides materials
$20 if student provides their own materials

Standing Rock Cultural Arts


Explore the Reef

Paintings Inspired by the Ocean
Grace Nestor-Louie

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 27, 7-9pm


Artist Bio

  I am a self-taught oil painter that has been painting my whole life. I used to hide under the tables in preschool to draw instead of participating in nap time. At 16, I discovered oil paints in a high school art class and was immediately hooked. I have been using oil paints since. I liked how bold the colors could be and enjoyed the idea of using the same materials as the old masters.

  2020 was the start of my art adventure. In 2019 I was at a desk job and wanted desperately to pursue my art. Till that point my art was always on the back burner due to school, work or life demands. My loving husband saw my longing and encouraged me to start pursuing my dream. He wanted me to be happy even though quitting a stable job for a very unstable art pursuit was risky. He believed in me.

  I am now blessed to spend my days in my home studio painting with my cat. I sell my paintings off of my personal website, gracenestor.com and stream myself painting live on Twitch. My art pursuit has been an adventure and I can't wait to see what comes next.

Artist Statement
  I am a fine art oil painter that uses bold, vibrant colors to illustrate the beauty of creation in my nature scenes. I want to give my viewers a glimpse of ecosystems that are not readily seen, but are an integral part of our world. I use many thin, transparent, glaze layers to build depth into the painting while simultaneously using visible strokes to add a touch of whimsy to my art. Painting creation is a way I show my appreciation for the wisdom of the creator and share his majesty with others.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts


Sidewalk Cinema

Love and Monsters

Friday, August 27th at Dusk

Free in the Hometown Bank Plaza
Located in downtown Kent
at the corner of Main St. and Water.

"Love and Monsters"
USA Release 2020
Run Time 1:49 - Rated: PG-13

Director: Michael Matthews

Writers: Screenplay by Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson

Stars: Dylan O'Brian, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing, Ariana Greenblatt, Ellen Hollman

Nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

is pleased to announce that we have received an

Arts Access Grant
from the
Ohio Arts Council

for our operating expenses between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:

a. website was helpful and jam packed with events; great archive tab to see past offerings
b. like that they offer classes for children, which is so important
c. programming includes a variety of art offerings; free is great to broaden accessibility
d. love that there is paid staff, which is important, but would like to see paid full time staff
e. great outreach with school systems; great relationship with Kent State University
f. good measures to determine success
g. good in-kind support; diverse revenue stream
h. great to see they celebrate Day of the Dead, but there are missed teaching and learning moments; encourage them to reach out to Mexican artists to help plan event
i. encourage continuing to think outside of the box of how to reach other groups

We are grateful for all the support the arts receives from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and economically. We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H.

We have a longterm goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!

Standing Rock Cultural Arts


Sidewalk Cinema

April and the Extraordinary World

Friday, July 30 at Dusk

Free in the Hometown Bank Plaza
Located in downtown Kent
at the corner of Main St. and Water.

"April and The Extraordinary World"
USA Release 2016
Run Time 1:41 - Rated: PG

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

Writers: Screenplay by Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand, Jacques Tardi

Stars (voice): Paul Giamatti, Susan Sarandon, JK Simmons, Tony Hale

It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Susan Sarandon), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts


Enigmatic Interlopers

A Celebration Among Aliens, Robots,
and the Creature Continuum

Work by Jo Westfall and Tony Contini

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 24, 7-9pm


Jo Westfall Bio

Jo Westfall is a designer of adornments,
delver of semi-conscious concepts, and explorer of seams.
See more of her work at WestfallRefinery.com, The Hub Art Factory in Canton, OH.

Toni Contini Bio

Tony Contini resides in Northeast Ohio and has been experimenting with photography and mixed media art for more than 12 years. Mr. Contini feels that instant film helps create a nostalgic undertone that naturally cannot be captured using digital media. Keeping with the nostalgic theme, in his mixed media work he pulls images out of American science fiction and pulp magazines from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and incorporates them into his pieces using a relief technique. Tony has a love-hate relationship with the style he has chosen due to a portion of the final piece being left up to chance and the permanence his work produces. You can find more of his work at continiarts.com or Tusc Arts Coop in New Philadelphia.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
Reclaiming the Virgin Forest

Art and furniture making
by featured artist Chadd Beverlin

View the Virtual Opening
Saturday, June 12th - View Now

Meet the artist in person at the gallery.
4-6pm, June 12th.
(10 people max at a time)
Exhibit runs through July 10th

ARTIST STATEMENT: Some of the lumber I reclaim is from factories built right after the Civil War. Some of these virgin forest exist right in our inner cities but the only places that still contain them are the old factories. So industrial factories can be just as important as barns, or even more so, being that they are in city scapes where you'd never imagine a virgin forest. I want people who come to the show to get a sense that the inner city which is clad with big buildings and streets was once a beautiful virgin forest.

Creative Music Camp at
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
from July 12 - 16

This is a great opportunity to enhance your playing,
be it your interpretive skills or your expansion beyond classical music.

This program is for intermediate and advanced musicians, ages 14-18. No experience with improvisation is necessary. We will delve into styles from around the world, exploring concepts such as rhythmic hocketing, ornamentation, narrative, motivic development, modal harmony, collaboration, and self awareness.

Open to String and Woodwind Players
Fee: $190 for 5 sessions, 10am-1pm.
Register Here

Aaron Fried, KSU Stark Faculty Cellist
Jahna Stanton, Classical and Pop Violinist

Guest Artists:
Inti Hayma, Violinist, Singer, and EDM artist
Ed Caner, Physicist and Fiddler with Hey Mavis

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
and Kent Parks and Rec

Outdoor Summer Art Camp

Fred Fuller Park Pavillion 2 and 4
June 14th - June 30th. Ages 11-16
July 5th - July 21st. Ages 6-11

July 26th - July 29th.
Art Show at FJ Kluth Gallery

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
invites you to participate in
Children's Radio Theater

The New World Children's Theatre Writing Workshop
Enrolling Ages 6-17 · Saturdays beginning May 29, 2021 · 1-2pm

OUTDOORS in the Peace Garden, 300 N. Water St., Downtown Kent
Rain Location: N. Water Street Gallery - 300 N. Water St., Suite H. Downtown Kent
The Workshop will culminate in a radio play that will become a podcast.

Listen to last year's play, Arcade Cheezy Town, here (7 Episodes)

Jawbone Open Poetry Reading! April 30 & May 1st!

Friday, April 30 at 6PM, is at the amphitheater at Fred Fuller on Middlebury Rd. Look for a stage in the gully below the picnic shelters, and turn in there. We also have the first picnic shelter in case of light rain. If heavy storms are predicted, we will probably drop back to Zoom, but you will get an email/facebook post one way or the other as weather info becomes available.

Saturday, May 1 at 2PM. will be down at the river, the traditional Jawbone outdoor spot by the Stow St. Bridge, Where John Brown once had a tannery.

art show Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents the

15th Annual "Who's Your Mama?"
Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival

Join us for three events:


II. PHOTO SHOOT OF COSTUMES. Saturday, April 24. 2-4pm. Dress up like an Animal or Eco Hero and have your picture taken by the Cuyahoga River under the Main Street Bridge in Downtown Kent.

III. ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SCREENING Saturday April 24. 7pm. Virtual Event.

Social Distance Protocols will be in place.

Visit the Who's Your Mama? page for updates.

Community Grant Awarded by the

Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA) is proud to announce that we have received a generous grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation in support of our operational expenses in 2021.

SRCA has enjoyed providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public since 1992, and we have long dreamed of greater funding to hire regular staff to develop a more stable and sustainable business model. This grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation is instrumental in helping us achieve our dream, and insures that the organization will be able to provide art and education opportunities in the area for many years to come.

Programs like The New World Children's Theatre, The Downtown Innovative Community Events(D.I.C.E.), regular Art Exhibitions in Downtown Kent at The North Water Street Gallery, and Public Art projects will greatly benefit from this grant.



Burton D. Morgan Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit, contributes to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, and serves as a leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation awards grants in its four mission-related areas of focus: Youth Entrepreneurship, Collegiate Entrepreneurship, Adult Entrepreneurship, and the Hudson Community.

In addition, the Foundation periodically makes proactive grants to community organizations whose important work falls outside our mission-related grant focus. These grants are usually made once a year and are determined on a proactive basis by the Foundation's Trustees. We do not accept requests for our proactive community grant making and typically select a different group of recipient organizations each year. The Foundation also makes some grants to organizations that support philanthropy.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to be the recipient of this unsolicited grant. I would like to thank Burton D. Morgan Foundation for their generosity and wish it to remain prosperous for many years to come.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
The New World Children's Theatre
Writing Workshop
Enrolling Students Age 6-17.

Classes begin Saturday April 10, 2021. 1-2pm

WHERE: Virtual Zoom Meeting Classes.
The Workshop will culminate in a radio play that will become a podcast.
Listen to last year's play, Arcade Cheezy Town, here (7 Episodes):

Ages 6-17. Classes meet twice a week for 10 weeks to write the play.
Sessions are 4- 5pm on Thursdays and 1-2pm on Saturdays, although we are somewhat flexible.

Once the play is written, the kids meet for a couple of sessions at The North Water Street Gallery in Downtown Kent, using social distancing protocols, to record the voices for the play.

There will be a photo shoot where the students dress up as the characters from the play. Finally, a sound engineer will add sound effects, background music with input from the students, and create a final mix before publishing the work on the Standing Rock Cultural Arts' podbean.com website.


COST: $200.00 Per Student -Arrangements can be made for low-income families. -Scholarships Available

SIGN-UP: To learn more or to sign-up, contact Jeff Ingram at 330.673.4970 or info@standingrock.net

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

The 18th Annual
Standing Rock
International Shorts
(Virtual) Festival

Short Films from Around the World

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm

View the Film List

The People's Choice Award
Goes to The Price of Cheap Rent
1. "The Price of Cheap Rent" by Amina Sutton & Maya Tanaka. NYC.
2. "Yearbook" by Bernado Britto. NYC; "Get the Better" by Melissa
Ferrai. L.A.; and "Wade" Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi.
India; all tied for Runner-Up

1. "Keep Your American Dream" by Donald Black Jr.. Cleveland
2. "Wade" by Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi. India
3. "Spiral" by Alex Tsilifonis. Greece

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

My Lethal Ingenue

Paintings by Madelyn Jack

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Virtual Opening at 7:00 pm

In-Person Viewing
Saturdays 1 to 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment

Madelyn says, "These feminine figures engage viewers with their direct gaze (or lack of) to inform a craving of admiration. Therefore, the lure of the seductress by their visionary charm is what my work is centralized on. Furthermore, my art does not live in the real world, meaning I have freedom to embellish and distort the compositions which house my enigmatic women. I frame the individuality of each figure with backgrounds of bold pattern which enhance the theme of my work and compliment the coloring of my figures body and clothing."

"The overall goal within my compositions is to celebrate the centrality of poisonous beauties which fascinate and bewitch all at once."

Join us Saturday evening, February 27th, for the first ever

Meet The Artist Live Stream

With artist Madelyn Jack discussing her exhibition at the
North Water Street Gallery in Downtown Kent.

"My Lethal Ingenue"

Standing Rock Cultural Arts Presents

Chuck Slonaker

Paintings and Sculpture

The Landmark Series
Paintings of local landmarks.

The Extinction Series
pays tribute to extinct and
endangered animals on Planet Earth.
through Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
Arcade Cheezy Town

Podcast Episodes
New World Children's Theatre

Standing Rock Cultural Arts welcomes you to The New World Children's Theatre Podcast of "Arcade Cheezy Town", a play written by the students of The New World Children's Theatre.

This is an original, world premiere, radio podcast.

Our story begins in Arcade Cheezy Town, a place that's part diner, part arcade, run by an ambitious couple, Bill and Melinda, who believe they can take over the world by feeding nachos to the gullible citizens of Anytown, USA.

Three kids, Jose, Jorge, and Penny, are playing arcade games getting ready to order some nachos......... Find out what happens next here: https://standingrock.podbean.com

In light of the corona virus pandemic, the students decided to record a radio podcast while spatially distancing in lieu of a staged performance.


Be part of something amazing!
Become a MEMBER of Standing Rock Cultural Arts and help support the arts !

CLICK HERE to view our 2018 Membership Brochure !


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art and education organization based in downtown Kent. Our mission is to Build Community Through The Arts.

We nurture the spirit of creativity by providing opportunities for children and the public to explore the arts. We do this by providing opportunities for artists to bring their work to the community through exhibitions, poetry readings, workshops, theatrical productions, music performances, festivals, public art projects and special events.

In an effort to help support these community-enriching activities, we are offering a low-priced, tax-deductible Membership Plan to supplement our other funding. We have student memberships available for only $10 per year and a variety of plans to fit individuals, couples, families, and even businesses! All members will receive special benefits that are not generally available to the public.

Your membership and/or contribution is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated! Without the generous support of our donors and future members, we would not be able to offer the diverse quality cultural arts programming that we offer continuously throughout each year. There is no greater compliment to our organization about how valued our programming is to our community and area than your ongoing support! Checks may be made payable to:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts (SRCA)
300 N. Water St, Suite H.
Kent OH 44240


Standing Rock Cultural Arts’ programming includes:

•New World Children’s Theatre Playwriting Workshop & Performances

•The Annual Standing Rock International Short Film/Video Festival

•The Annual Who’s Your Mama? Environmental Film & Earth Day Festival & Vegan Iron Chef Competition

•Routine Open Poetry Readings & weekend long Jawbone Open Poetry Celebration with Maj Ragain

•Routine Art Exhibitions including charitable collaborations with Hattie Larlham (benefiting differently-abled artists) & W.A.R.M. (Women’s Art Recognition Movement benefiting Safer Futures Domestic Violence Shelter) in addition to other annual exhibitions (Student, Environmental, & Dia de los Muertos), as well as newly themed shows

•D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Events) in conjunction with other downtown area businesses

•Workshops (art, drumming, dance, writing, etc. as offered/available)

•Hosting of Around Town Folk Festival Performances & other music acts

•Public Murals

•Pro Arts Consulting


Ohio Arts Council Arts Access Grant

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is proud to announce that we have received an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council for our operating expenses between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

In reviewing the SRCA application, the panelists noted:

1. nice partnerships with local institutions
2. impressive amount of programming offered
3. appreciate the diversity of mediums and genres offered through programs
4. sound practice-based structure in place
5. concern over lack of paid staff

We are grateful for all the support the arts receive from the legislators in Columbus and from The Ohio Arts Council. We truly believe the arts benefit all Ohioans culturally, educationally, and eonomically. The Arts Access program supports ongoing arts and cultural activities in all genres that broaden opportunities for the general public to participate in the arts. This flexible two-year funding supports Ohio arts providers as they make artistic experiences available to their communities, positioning Ohio as a vibrant place to live, learn, work, and visit.

We invite you to come and visit our cultural art center in downtown Kent at 300 N. Water St., Suite H. We have a long term goal of having a larger facility that could serve an even larger audience in Kent and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about our plans or have any other questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you again for supporting the arts in Ohio!

Jeff Ingram/Executive Director

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
300 N. Water St., Suite H
Kent, OH 44240


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We invite and welcome sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.



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