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Art Auction Gala
Art Auction Gala

Sat, Apr 20



Art Auction Gala

On Saturday, April 20 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM all those interested in the Arts, Historic Preservation and the Revitalization of Downtown Lima will gather at The Ohio Theatre Lima in support and in celebration of the ongoing glorious restoration of this local Cultural Icon.

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Apr 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lima, 122 W North St, Lima, OH 45801, USA

About the event

Organized by Lima Artist and Activist Terri Lynne Blosser, this event promises to deliver an afternoon of Fine Art, Entertainment, and Delicious Food all for a $10 ticket. There will be plenty of opportunities during the event for attendees to donate additional funds all of which go directly towards the ongoing restoration of The Ohio Theatre Lima, a 97 year old Historic Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Ms. Blosser, who has tirelessly volunteered her time, talents and skills to the ongoing restoration work at theatre has gathered an impressive list of regional artists: Organizer Terri Lynne Blosser, Co-owner of The Ohio Theatre Lima Joe Correll, Mary Jo Knoch, Kristin Lee, John Rausch, Amanda Rose, Scott Rose, Sue Smith, John Wehn-er and Maha Zehery.

Additionally, Steve Parlato, acclaimed Connecticut YA Author and Award-Winning Artist is also contributing his work to the cause. Mr. Parlato’s “They Are Not Disposable” collages were recently exhibited at ArtSpace/Lima in 2022. Incidentally, Mr. Parlato was Joe Correll’s college roommate.

All of the Artists have created special one of a kind works specifically for this event that are inspired by or pay tribute to The Ohio Theatre Lima.

In addition to the Auction, Local Artist, Songwriter and Musician Mike Huffman will be the featured entertainment during the cocktail hour lending a collection of his original songs and anecdotes to the festivities. Catering is provided by The Ohio Theatre Lima.

Serving as Mistress of Ceremonies for this “Can’t Miss Event” is Bradfield Community Center Program Coordinator Tesha Banks. Ms. Banks who is an avid advocate for Physical Fitness under the moniker of “Lady Redd” recently a Community Service Award fun the Hy Ho Club.

The Ohio Theatre Lima, located at 122 West North Street in Downtown Lima is on the National Register of Historic Places. Opening in 1927 as a movie palace and vaudeville theatre before being converted into a nightclub in 1978. Although nearly one half of the Theatre has been fully renovated, the remainder of the space is still undergoing a major renovation correcting years of damage caused by a leaking roof and returning the theatre to a more traditional look as it might have appeared in the roaring 20’s!

Assisting with the renovations is Friends of the Ohio Theatre, a 501c3 non-profit which raises funds to help pay for the restorations.


  • General Admission

    Your ticket purchase is a donation to Friends of The Ohio Theatre a 501c3 Non Profit. Thank you!

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