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DDL's Volunteer Committees Need YOU!
A vibrant downtown takes the whole community stepping up to get involved. September is a great time to join one of our bi-monthly committees, since we'll be brainstorming new ideas and begin planning for next year.
  • Marketing Collaborative - for anyone who can help promote the downtown, from advertising ideas to promotional events. We will be discussing the 2015 event calendar along with using technology (apps/kiosks) for downtown. Thursday, September 18th at 8am, Four Reasons Deli & Bakery. This is an especially good opportunity for downtown business owners and marketing professionals to network; all are welcome. Chair: Amy Atkinson.
  • Placemaking Committee - works towards beautiful and active public spaces for our downtown. We do everything from the public sculptures and murals to organizing volunteer clean-up days to landscaping improvements. Meets Wednesday, September 24th at 5pm at Square Seven Coffee House. Wear walking shoes - we will survey our progress outside and brainstorm our Wish List for 2015. Chair: David Scheffler.

Please join the Decorative Arts Center and principal sponsor Fairfield National Bank for an elegant evening featuring designer table displays, dinner buffet by Pacers Catering, cash bar, music and silent auction.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Doors Open: 6:00pm

Dinner Served: 6:30pm
$45 members / $50 non-members
Please call 740.681.1423 for reservations

Your participation benefits the Center's art education program.


Bed, Bath & Boudoir 
Exhibition Opens 9-20-14


From the Ohio Glass Museum: It's hard to believe the current exhibition...From Our Archives to Your Eyes...featuring a variety of Depression, Fenton, Bryce and other glassware producer's selections at the Ohio Glass Museum is coming to an end.  The items on view will be going back into the museum's Archives until on display again at a later time.  Local stained glass artist, Marshall Craig Miller will take his creations of stained glass art for displaying in windows and table tops out of our Gallery at the end of this show, August 31.  If you haven't had a chance to see or purchase a piece of his work while in the museum, please try and view before the end of August.  Smaller pieces will be available in our Gift Shop after August.


Our new exhibition will be available for viewers beginning September 20th when we hold our opening exhibition during our Gala Evening from 7-9pm in the museum's Gallery.  If you would like to attend, we ask you to call ahead at 740.687.0101 to let us know you will be coming so we have plenty of refreshments to go around!  All donations are greatly appreciated and help us exhibit fine glassware from year to year.


We are excited at the number of tumble-ups that will be in this show from private collectors.  This glassware was very popular back in the early 1900's and later.  It usually was to be found around the bedroom for a late night thirst quencher and/or in a private study, etc.  They are in various shapes and sizes and many have artistic decorations that have been applied to the finished piece.


Other pieces of interest include gorgeous DeVilbiss atomizers and perfume bottles, dresser sets, hair receivers, bathroom containers for toiletries, and a variety of other interesting items will be shown in our displays.


It's going to be a fantastic display that you won't want to miss.  The new exhibition will be available for visitors through March 1, 2015.


The Ohio Glass Museum & Glass Blowing Studio is located at 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130.  Our hours are 1-4, Tuesday - Sunday (March-October); closed on Sundays (November - February).  Admissions are * $6 Adult/$ 5 Senior/ $3 Students (6-18) during regular hours.  Tour groups welcome.  Rental facilities available - call 740.687.0101 for additional details.

Downtown Available Properties
listing now available in map form.
Click here to view and click on symbols for full description of each property.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about bringing your business here or investing in downtown real estate. Downtown SID property owners, let us know if you have a listing! E-mail Kate or call (740)653-8251



$ More Funding for FNB Downtown Loan Program! $


In October of 2013, Fairfield National Bank announced the offering of $1,000,000 committed for loans to property owners and those interested in purchasing commercial buildings in downtown Lancaster. FNB is pleased to announce that the original $1,000,000 has been committed to borrowers and the bank is offering another $1,000,000 available for qualified projects. Qualified projects must include improvements to the exterior fašade, but the projects can also include interior improvements. For more information, contact Scott Reed 740.681.8213

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