LoCo Art (formerly the Bellefontaine Cultural Arts Commission, or BCAC) was created in 1990 by a Ordinance of the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio, with 12 Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. Today LoCo Art is an independent 501 c 3 organization funded in large part by the Frank and Cora Chamberlain Family Endowment and the Estate of Rowena Reams. BCAC is also sustained due to project funding provided by the Ohio Arts Council.
Past programs presented by LoCo Art include a Winter Arts Academy for adults, elementary school programs, partnerships with the Logan County Library and Logan County schools’ Summer Enrichment Academy, coordination of the congressional high school art competition, youth summer arts programs, summer concert series in Brown Park, ballroom dance lessons, Harvest Moon and Big Band Dances, and permanent art exhibits at the Don M. and Margaret Hilliker YMCA and Green Hills Retirement Center
Today, LoCo Art focuses entirely on youth and family-inclusive arts programming that is accessible to Logan County residents regardless of economic status. Current programming includes mosaic mural projects with local at-risk youth groups, free arts classes and workshops and Artist in Residence projects at Benjamin Logan Elementary.