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Arts at the Fort

Art Exhibit to Open

After a two-year hiatus, the Steubenville Art Association is again presenting the work of its talented members with two shows this spring.

This month, the group will display a variety of media at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center. From March 9-30, there will be 150 works by 20 member artists using watercolor, oils, acrylics, drawings, and collage, with many for sale.

“Due to Covid, our artists have been sequestered at home creating their art alone for a couple of years,” explained Judy Schmidt, president of the association. “This show allows the artists to come together and express their love of art and their dedication in their beautiful paintings. Our artists have come alive again for a show that all must see.”

A Reception and Open House will be held at the Visitor Center on Saturday, March 12, from 5-7 pm with the opportunity of meeting many of the artists. By displaying these works, the event organizers hope to attract other artists to join the group.

“We do not limit membership to Steubenville or Jefferson County residents,” Schmidt added. “We have artists from Hancock and Brooke Counties in West Virginia and one from Marietta. They enjoy sharing knowledge and talents at our monthly meetings and improving their skills at our workshops.”

The Steubenville Art Association has been meeting at Historic Fort Steuben for over ten years and sets up a small display of paintings every month in the Visitor Center.

"We see art as an important part of our culture and history," explained Jerry Barilla, President of the Old Fort Steuben Project. "We are privileged to be able to host this exhibit as well as the meetings and workshops of the Steubenvi

The organization will be holding its annual Spring Show – a regional exhibit with awards – at Eastern Gateway Community College from April 30 to May 14. This show is open to all artists 18 years or older and requires entry fees for their original works.

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville, 740.283.1787 or email

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