Arts for All

Our vibrant communities have long been bastions of arts, craftsmanship and culture. From the fine to the folk, our art scene reaches across genres to captivate and inspire audiences and to unite and serve the region in creating and celebrating art.

As the oldest, continuously operating community band in the state, Cambridge City Band has been making music since 1841. How many localities can say their band dates back even before the Civil War? The group now performs at its home venue, Cambridge City Park, as well as local community events and festivals.

Inside a historic theater once called The Strand, the Cambridge Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) now hosts a range of all-ages regional stage productions. Located in the heart of downtown, residents and visitors are treated to family-friendly entertainment performed with lots of talent and local flair. Speaking of local ability, The Cambridge Singers have wowed audiences with their vocal genius for 60 years!

The Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center is a vital community hub for arts and commerce, hosting musicals, meetings and special events throughout the year. The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra (SEOSO) presents holiday music, children’s concerts, a chamber ensemble and classical and contemporary symphonic works. They perform in Brown Chapel on the campus of nearby Muskingum University.

At the Guernsey County Genealogical Society visitors can learn about the town’s history—and maybe even their own!

Organizations and festivals also emphasize the importance of creating and buying local art. For example, at the Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival each August, artists and makers from around the country display and sell their works alongside live entertainment, food vendors and more.