The Cultural Center for the Arts is unique in its architecture and in its purpose. It is an award-winning designed complex set on more than nine acres in the downtown business and arts districts of Canton, Ohio. In 1970, The Timken Foundation provided the site and the capital to build an integrated complex to hold the offices of the VOCI, The Players Guild Theatre, and The Canton Museum of Art as well as two stages, a recital hall, eleven exhibition galleries, workshops, classrooms, and storage facilities. In 1983, the Canton Ballet took up full residence in an addition to the Center, which provides three studios, offices and a costume shop.
There are currently four RESIDENT COMPANIES with offices and public spaces, inside the Cultural Center. Each of these entities has their own management and staff, as well as admissions, ticket sales, fundraisers and events.
The facility is available for rental for events and activities in full or in part. The Cultural Center maintains the parking deck and facilities for the building along with the neighboring Civic Center.
The landlords: ArtsinStark owns and operates the 330,000 square foot Cultural Center for the Arts and the covered parking deck that connects it to the Civic Center (which is owned by The City of Canton.)
ArtsinStark also owns four smaller buildings around the Cultural Center, including our administrative office with the colorful stripes that sits on the corner of 9th and Cleveland NW., the two properties next to it including a storage annex and the Ziegler Tire building, plus the ArtsinStark Education Center, across from Patrick’s Ice Cream on Cleveland Avenue NW.