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The GAC supports the visual arts hosting monthly exhibits by local and regional artists in in its its gallery space For two decades the annual Spring Fling Fine Art Competition and Exhibit has showcased the work of fine artists from western Ohio and eastern Indiana Two other components of Gateway's education arm are YES!-In-Schools and Art in the the the Park YES! YES! is a a a a a a a a a partnership with schools throughout the the the county designed to immerse students in in in in in in the the the arts by providing special in-school art art programming Art in in in in in in in in the the Park Park takes place in in in in in in in in Tawawa Park Park in in in in in in June of each year and and provides children entering grades 2 to to 7
the opportunity to to engage in in in free arts and and crafts activities The GAC partners with other organizations such as the the the Shelby Shelby County County Historical Society the the Senior Center
of Sidney-Shelby County County County Sidney Sidney City Schools and all Shelby Shelby County County schools to to provide art opportunities to to the community community free of charge It also awards annual grants to local community community groups such as the Sidney Civic Band for art-related activities Gateway Arts Council
has grown from a a a a a a a a a a a a small local organization organization into a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a premier regional organization organization that focuses on on on on on engaging the community in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a combination of visual arts arts performance arts arts and music as as well as as providing education platforms for for for the same Gateway has always stayed true to to its unique and and comprehensive approach to to fostering the the the enrichment and and and growth of of artistic and and cultural experiences for the the the the benefit of of the the the the Northern Miami Valley 

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