Arts and Culture
We are proud of our thriving arts community. Middletown is home to the Creative Class – people who are using their artistic talents, entrepreneurial and community vision to create something extraordinary. Their efforts are on display in our town murals and local art studios.
BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studio
Tour the nation's oldest continually operated stained glass studio located in downtown Middletown. BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studio offers guests tours of the facility where you can learn about the history of stained glass while live artists craft masterpieces of stunning stained glass. Guests can also participate in one of the many classes provided by BeauVerre.
The Pendleton Arts Center
The Pendleton Arts Center has an onsite studio where local artists can discover, create and collaborate. They are home to the “largest collection of artists under one roof” and have a mission of supporting local artists through resources, education, and promotion. Their gallery features the creations of artists working out of the studio and serves as a celebration of the talent found in Middletown and Butler County. The Pendleton Arts Center hosts artist space and galleries open on First Friday weekend. Click here to view their upcoming events.
The Sorg Opera House
The Sorg Opera House, an 1880’s opera house in downtown Middletown, has been undergoing renovations for the past two years and just hosted their first concert in the newly renovated theater in September of 2017.
The mission of Middletown Lyric Theatre to inspire, nurture, challenge, educate, and empower its artists and audiences while continuing a long-standing tradition of producing affordable, accessible theatre for the community.
Middletown Arts Center
The Middletown Arts Center offers 160 - 175 art clases annually for students of all ages and experience levels. They also have a gallery in the front lobby and feature 8 large exhibits annually in their Exhibit Hall.
At Haute Fusion Glass Studio, you can expect to come and learn new kiln-form glass techniques, for all levels from beginner – advanced, in one of the many classes and workshops that I offer. Commission a custom glass piece for your home or office. Or just come in and make something beautiful in fused glass to give as a gift for any occasion.
The Middletown Arts Festival aims to bring some of the best visual and performing artists from Southwest Ohio and beyond to Middletown, Ohio to celebrate talented individuals and groups. This fantastic event is held every September.
Arts Central Foundation
The Vision of the Art Central Foundation is to advance regional engagement in the arts through nurturing creative experiences in our students and the community at large. The Mission of the Art Central Foundation is to serve regional residents and students with opportunities to grow in the visual arts.
Performing Arts Academy
The Performing Arts Academy is a faith based organization providing music education, performance opportunities and appreciation for the performing arts.
Middletown Historical Society
The Middletown Historical Society is committed to preserving and documenting the history of Middletown, and to promoting knowledge and interest in the history of Middletown and its people.