Stuart’s Opera House has announced that they have been approved for a $10,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts in support of expanded educational opportunities and innovative artistic performances in 2023. Many congrats to the SOH for this honor!

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Stuart’s Opera House is having a big year already in 2023! We at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce are awarding Stuart’s Opera House with the 2022 Holzaepfel Economic Impact Award. Stuart’s is being recognized for being a central hub of performing arts in Southeast Ohio and a hosting for over 75 events a year, which significantly contributes to the economy of the Athens Area. Stuart’s Opera House is dedicated to their role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeast Ohio.

Serving as the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville, Stuart’s Opera House brings in over 30,000 visitors every year visitors, including participants in their Arts Education program, attendees at ticketed events, private rentals, and attendees at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival “one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit,” and it is responsible for bringing in thousands of visitors to the Athens area every year.