Where It All Began
In 1987, Rosie McNees, a local artist, formed the Preble County Art Association after her studio in the St. Clair building burned down, causing her and other artists to lose their artwork. In 1990, the third anniversary of the fire was celebrated with the grand opening of the Preble County Art Center at 601 Hillcrest Drive. In 2014, the Preble County Fine Arts Center hired the organization's first Executive Director, Vicky Fanberg, who in 2017, led the movement of Preble Arts into the Stotler Building in Downtown Eaton. The move was a result of lack of space due to rapid growth, and a need to accommodate that growth.
What We Do Now
Now, the Preble County Art Association (PCAA) is doing business as Preble Arts in Downtown Eaton, Ohio. We run the county's only paint-your-own-pottery studio and offer a variety of classes, workshops, and community events.