Congratulations to Executive Director Angela Gardner Meleca who was presented with the inaugural 2021 Ohio Arts Professionals Network IMPACT Award by OAPN Board President Gary Minyard during the annual OAPN meeting at our 2021 conference at Playhouse Square.

"I am thrilled that we are able to honor Angela Meleca with the inaugural OAPN IMPACT Award. Every community in Ohio deserves great art experiences and her advocacy efforts on behalf of the state’s cultural sector resulted in millions of dollars of support for our touring arts industry." - Gary Minyard, President (OAPN)

Angela was recognized for her statewide advocacy work on behalf of Ohio Citizens for the Arts. Angela was nominated by Philip Kim. Watch his submission video HERE.

Artwork by Dayton artist, Rodney Veal