The Tiffin Municipal Arts Commission is dedicated to fostering the advancement and collaboration of the arts in the community by promotion of equal access and support of art engagement. Its goal is to advocate, educate, and promote the culture, creation, and celebration of the arts in Tiffin, Ohio.


TMAC holds its business meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.


Mary Lewis receives the TMAC Creative Citizen AwardTMAC sponsors the Creative Citizen Award which aims to shine a spotlight on individuals that are making a creative difference in our community.

The award states: “This individual is being recognized for their creative impact in our community. Thank you for all of the motivation and creativity you have given throughout the years. May you continue to inspire us for many more years to come. In special recognition and appreciation for your extraordinary dedication to our community, the Tiffin Municipal Arts Commission and the City Of Tiffin is honoring you with the 2022 creative citizens award.”

TMAC is accepting nominations for creative people, businesses and organizations that make an impact in our community. For information or to submit a nomination, email contacttmac@gmail.com.

Past Award winners
•    Mary E. Lewis, 2022


TMAC sponsors the Tiffin Park and Recreation Xplore Art Camp annually. Registration for the camp opens in the early Summer.


TMAC is beginning the process for two grants, the TMAC Community Placemaking Grant and the TMAC Artistic Development Grant.

Click here for more information on application, grant conditions and reporting.


In its goal to create more Community Art projects, TMAC plans to regularly host or collaborate on contests to solicit art. Here are some of the current projects and how you can get involved:

Mary Lewis (center) was presented with the Creative Citizen Award by TMAC Chairman Ryan Poignon (left) and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz (right) on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Downtown Tiffin.
River Wall/Walk Designs

We’d like to invite area residents to submit designs and concept art for enhancing the river walls and adjacent walking areas in Downtown Tiffin. This could be sculptures on Frost Parkway, murals on the river walls, or specialized lighting or interactive works. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear about it and are happy to help you develop it. As some aspects of this could be quite expensive we’re looking for ideas now so that we can seek out grants and other funding to realize them in the next couple of years. If you have an idea you’d like to submit regarding this project, or have another idea you’d like to see happen, please use the Art Idea Submission Form or email contacttmac@gmail.com.

Sights of Seneca County Official Chip Contest

Tiffin Municipal Arts Commission partnered with Destination Seneca County, Ballreich Snack Food Company and the Fostoria Community Arts Council on the first ever "Sights of Seneca County Official Chip Contest" in 2022. The first winner is Linda Shetzer with Seneca Sweet BBQ (Smokey Sweet Mesquite) being the official flavor. Seventeen submissions were received, and the contest had more than 800 votes to select the bag design and flavor to represent the official chip of Seneca County.

Linda Shetzer stands in front of the Seneca County Justice Center

The winning design of the Sights of Seneca County Official Chip Contest, designed by Linda Shetzer.

​​​​​​​Traffic Box Art Contest

Starting in 2022, TMAC and the City of Tiffin have been accepting original art to be used for vinyl wraps on traffic signal boxes at intersections throughout the community. As of November 2022, three phases of this project have been complete with 18 boxes being wrapped.

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This program was funded through the City of Tiffin and with a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

2022 Traffic Box Art Contest winners