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The Dairy Barn Arts Center



Rooted in its unique history, The Dairy Barn Arts Center enriches lives and cultivates community through equitable access to the arts.

We do this by:

  • Welcoming everyone, local and visiting patrons alike, with a quality visitor experience.
  • Providing impactful exhibitions, events, and educational programs.
  • Supporting artists throughout their creative journey.
  • Celebrating our unique Southeastern Ohio history through storytelling and historic preservation.
  • Promoting international appreciation of art quilts through the world-renowned exhibition, Quilt National: The Best of Contemporary Quilts.


We envision a world where all people can fully explore their creativity and artistic pursuits, affirming that art is a fundamental part of the human experience.


  • We champion the arts with passion and dedication.
  • We are strengthened by diversity.
  • We believe community and connection are essential pieces of our work.
  • We take pride in sharing our story and legacy.
  • We are resilient and ready, shovels in hand.


Dairy Barn Executive Directors

Harriet Anderson Founding President, 1977-1978
Karen Adams 1978-1979
Pamela Parker 1979-1989
Lynn Buckingham 1990-1991
Emilie Ezell 1991-1992
Susan Urano 1993-2000
Krista Campbell 2001-2003
Andrea Lewis 2004-2012
Jane Forrest Redfern 2012-2019
Leah Magyary 2019-Current

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