Legacy Arts planning

A collaboration of small businesses fostering the growth of culture and creativity in downtown Lima by showcasing and nurturing regional artists and entrepreneurs.

Retaining arts and culture
Cultivation of creative economy.
Showcasing of local talent
Building pride in region
Changing people’s perception

Legacy Arts Ohio started as a grassroots effort to inspire local artists and mentor young entrepreneurs in Lima. The idea came from a collective of small business owners who wanted to showcase what was already happening here: the concerts, bands recording original music, gaming nights with artist workshops, and successful businesses.

Together we refurbished a property on Main Street into an interactive space for creative types – but it is about more than fostering an incubator alone; this movement helps preserve our heritage while inspiring creativity that stays true to its roots.

Our History

May 2017
Alter Ego Teams Up with Rustgaze Records for a Benefit Concert for The Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Foundation
November 2017
NOW Marketing Group teams up with Rustgaze Records for Civic Center Show
April 2019
The Meeting Place on Market hosts the record release party for Rustgaze Records artist, Logan Ross.
May 2019
Alter Ego Comics, Legacy Sounds Studio, The Meeting Place on Market, Rustgaze Records and Shop for Good form Legacy Arts. Their mission, to foster the growth of local art, music, and entrepreneurship in Lima.
September 2019
The Legacy Arts Street Party debuts on West Street outside of The Meeting Place. The full-day event features 25 vendors, kids art activities, food trucks, and live music.
November 2019
Live at The Lab (Legacy Arts Building) holds its first event: Weird Paul Petroskey, with special guest, Saturn Boy.
December 2019
Rustgaze Records presents a Ledge Dwellin’ Christmas Live at The Lab. Donations to Toys for Tots are collected.
January 2020
Beans on Parade Comedy Group performs Live at The Lab
February 2020
Legacy Arts Presents Winterfest Live at The Lab with proceeds benefiting ArtSpace Lima
December 2020
NOW Marketing Group moves into The Legacy Arts Building and joins the group
January 2021
Purple Feet Wine Boutique moves into The Legacy Arts Building and joins the group
February 2021
Renovations begin at The Legacy Arts Building including: a new studio for Legacy Sounds, completely renovated Live at The Lab space and modifications for Purple Feet Wine Boutique