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Local arts groups offer welcome virtual break

Mid-Ohio Valley residents know how important the arts are to our families and our communities as a whole.

In fact, as culture and communication has been altered because of COVID-19 precautions, many have found new ways to do anything from exploring a far-off museum to taking a virtual sculpture class. We are fortunate to have so many arts organizations right here that are also working to keep us connected to the finer things.

Just a couple of examples are the Peoples Bank Theatre’s audience-less, live streamed concert series, which is running as part of their 100 Days for 100 Years camaign; or the Mid-Ohio Valley Players return to radio theater-style performances with their WMOVP productions.

It is fantastic to see the public responding so well to these offerings.

“We’re thrilled with how kind and generous the community has been,” said Gina Mace, marketing director for Peoples Bank Theatre.

“We want to entertain everyone. When everything is going on, you can use entertainment as an escape.”

And it is true that many people have turned to the arts as a means to brighten their days during the challenges of the past few months.

Thank goodness we have these and so many other world-class arts organizations ready to answer the call.

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