DCCA is a community arts council whose purpose is to promote all art forms within the county and to expand opportunities for cultural enrichment. DCCA is also committed to the restoration and preservation of the Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center.
With strong support from our community, DCCA has presented an Artists Series for the past 25 years. In cooperation with Darke County and Greenville City schools, Arts in Education was added to the programming schedule in 1983. The Family Theatre Series was inaugurated in 1997, broadening DCCA's audience to include families with very young children. Each of these activities brings high quality performing artists into the community, inspiring and enriching lives.
Discover the Sculptural Village of Ohio located in Versailles, Ohio. Twelve life-size bronzed sculptures blend delightfully into the charming community. Most of the art is lit for viewing at night, and all but one piece is publicly accessible. Call the Darke County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-504-2995 for a detailed brochure and map.
Built in 1910 this grand building is the center for the arts in Darke County. Also housed in this building are the Anna Bier Gallery which features art work during the year and the Civic Room. Located on West Fourth Street in Greenville, this fine piece of architecture has been completely remodeled and is a showpiece for all of Darke County.
Our gallery space was re-dedicated in 2015 to honor Terry & Julie Clark, former owners of Bear's Mill whom envisioned, purchased, resurrected and preserved this historic structure for nearly 30 years. The Clark Gallery plays host to an ever-expanding group of artists whom exemplify the rich heritage of their craft in a variety of mediums. Visit the Clark Gallery during our regular business hours and be sure to attend our Gallery Nights where we play host to the Artists whom fill our space (check the Bear's Mill News Section on the Home Page for dates and times).
The Versailles Performing Arts Center is a distinct performance auditorium designed with extensive use of brick, red oak wood trim and features stone plaques that were salvaged from the former elementary school. This large space, with seating for 450, is equipped for state-of-the-art sound and lighting with a fully rigged stage for performances and events. It contains a small orchestra pit for musical accompaniment and a second-level control room that can synchronize the electronic equipment.
On display outside the auditorium is a custom-made display case showcasing historical artifacts from the Versailles Exempted Village School District dating back to the 1800s. Custom-designed floor patterns with tiger paw prints and tiger striping in the terrazzo line the surrounding hallways. Classrooms for vocal and instrumental instruction are adjacent to the center. This layout was designed to create a flow of use for the performance area.
The center’s entrance welcomes guests and the community with beautiful brick and stone, setting the stage for a cohesive design and well-thought-out project.
Named after a local artist, art critic and supervisor of art in the Greenville School System for over thirty years, the Anna Bier Gallery has fulfilled Ms. Bier's wish for a place in Greenville where people of all colors, all creeds and all walks of life can work for development of artistic skills and higher cultural standards for our community. The gallery, located in St. Clair Memorial Hall features paintings, sculptures and other art created locally. Call for hours and list of exhibits.