Our city is home to a treasure trove of visual & performing artists, established art-related organizations, five active fine art guilds, an international film festival, and several renowned performance venues.

In 2016, the Goshen Arts Council was founded and made possible by the support of the Live Work Play Grant through the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Today, finding our city’s art assets has never been easier.

Goshen Arts Council, Goshen, Indiana


Want to connect with other local artists around the city? We’re home to over 100 privately owned & operated artist studios. Around here making the art is the easy part.

Goshen Arts Council, Goshen, Indiana


Looking to join a guild, find out what’s happening any night of the week, or maybe you’re just looking for a local Artist Meet Up? We’ll get you sorted out.

Goshen Arts Council, Goshen, Indiana


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Building our Art Economy

Our Mission

The Goshen Arts Council is our city’s collective voice for artists. Formed in September of 2016 by Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, the Goshen Arts Council seeks to promote the arts as an economic driving force in our community. GAC recognizes that one of the most significant challenges in building an art economy is supplying start-up entrepreneurial wisdom and widened exposure to artists seeking to develop a sustainable profession.

For this reason, GAC’s mission is to improve the vibrancy of our diversely talented city by delivering entrepreneurial resources and a collective art network that highlights artists, supporting businesses, retail venues, and art events.