Artists of Mansfield – Robin Shoup Wilson & Allison Pence

As new galleries continue to open, local artists are using this beautiful city to help inspire or showcase their artwork. One Mansfield local, Allison Pence, explained how “being downtown has helped with the art side of the business.” As you take a look around Mansfield, you are sure to see murals, showcases, or galleries featuring locals’ favorite artists. Robin Shoup Wilson and Allison Pence are two of the artists who help fill the city with beauty....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is in the air and we can smell those hot Apple Donuts by just thinking about them. October is full of great events like Prairie Peddler Festival, Fall Flicker at Kingwood Center Gardens, and the Ohio State Reformatory’s terrifying Blood Prison. Here’s a list of festivals, fall fun, frights and more events you’ll find on this month’s calendar....

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Discover the New Downtown Mansfield

Have you been to downtown Mansfield lately? I don’t just mean have you driven through it. Have you parked your car and walked North Main Street? Have you heard live music in the gazebo or the bubble of Vasbinder fountain in Central Park?   Have the sounds of the carrousel’s pipe organ carried throughout the Carrousel District brought you back to a simpler time? Has the smell of freshly popped and flavored popcorn drawn you into the direction of the Brickyard? Have you sampled the distinctive menu at an upscale dining spot in a historic car showroom? Have you sipped an award-winning brew in a renovated mortuary? Things are changing downtown and not just physically – there’s something in the air. Dare I say a buzz? The Mansfield Rising Plan has renewed interest in this urban area and given many residents and local business owners an excitement for Mansfield’s future....

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May Happenings and Events

May is here and it brought a flurry of activity with it! The first weekend of the month was packed with events, but here’s what’s going on throughout the rest of May. Festivals, special exhibits, and a racing world championship are on deck, but what are you going to put on your calendar?...

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2018 Holiday Performances

Mansfield and Richland County has no shortage of options for great holiday entertainment with classics like The Nutcracker and familiar friends like everyone’s favorite Buddy the Elf. Ring in the season with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for an enchanting, community favorite performance of contemporary and classic holiday songs and everyone’s favorite carol sing. Here’s your source for all holiday performances happening this season!...

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Year-long Stephen King Film Festival features films, symposia

Fans of Stephen King’s writing now have an opportunity to immerse themselves in his literature, studying the iconic author and the movies sparked by his books. The Stephen King Film Festival takes place in Mansfield, Ohio — the very location where one of his most famous movies based on his work was filmed. One of…

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A Year of Stephen King Classic Films

The Renaissance, in conjunction with the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and Cleveland Financial Group, pays homage to this long history with the year-long Stephen King Film Festival. Featuring one film a month, attendees are encouraged to come early and participate in a discussion lead by a guest speaker. The year began with a screening of The Shawshank Redemption, ...

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Richland County Performing Arts Series, Part 5: OSU-Mansfield Theatre

The Ohio State University at Mansfield Theatre offers great college theatre for under $10. The theatre has kept up their more than 45-year tradition of high caliber performances with a mix of student, faculty and community member casts performing in a wide range of pieces. This raw talent and fearlessness to try all different genres make the theatre popular with audiences from all over Ohio. Their first show of the Spring Semester will be the stage version of the cult classic film Rocky Horror Picture Show, March 1-4....

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