As our guest you will experience unparalleled quality, variety and enjoyment. From relaxing outdoor recreation to notable historical sites, from unique shopping and fine dining, to insightful manufacturing tours, we have it all.

Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery

Renowned sculptor Alan Cottrill invites you to watch him at work in his studio. Visitors to the Studio and Gallery are treated to a unique experience - the chance to view a prolific artist's entire body of work. Every piece is represented, from first sculpted head and smallest maquettes to larger than lifesize figures - with photos and narratives of Alan's largest monumental installations. This is the world's largest bronze sculpture exhibition of any living sculptor's work. View over 300 bronze sculptures, bronze bells, tomb sculptures, and educational displays. Open 7 days a week.

110 South Sixth Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.453.9822
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday Noon - 6 pm
Admission: $2.00 donation for the gallery tour

Artist Colony of Zanesville

We are a vibrant community of working artists who believe the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of community life. You are warmly welcome to not only buy art, but also meet, interact and converse with artists and art enthusiasts right in our studios.

Downtown Zanesville is a historic community that fosters artistic endeavors and considers the artists as a valuable asset and a cultural resource. Most studios are located in historicially significant buildings. With a long history of ceramic and other art forms, downtown Zanesville is quickly becoming one of the premiere artist communities in Ohio.

Formed in 2003, the Artist Colony is a community of living and working artists whose studios are open to the public and available as a cultural resource. The Artist Colony is in the process of attracting additional artists to the area. If you are an artist who is interested in leasing or purchasing living, studio or gallery space in downtown Zanesville, call the Zanesville Downtown Association at 740.455.8282.

Locations include:

  • Mike Nelson's Frames, Flames and More
  • Seiler Studio - Mike Seiler
  • Studio 202 and Gallery - Susan Stubbins and Susan Nash
  • Studio G - Bob Grayson
  • Paul Emory Studio & Gallery
  • Lindsay Restoration - Lindsay More
  • Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery
  • Tower Studio and Gallery - Marilyn Knell, Linda Regula, Dan Theisen, Jim Warren
  • Pure Lilly Glass Works - Karen Bogard
  • Julie's Artery - Julie Goodall
  • Gallery Z
  • ZAAP Gallery

Join the Artist Colony's First Friday Gallery and Studio open house - The First Friday of every month in downtown Zanesville.

Downtown Zanesville
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.453.5192

The Bicentennial Legacy Monument

The Bicentennial Legacy Monument recognizes four notable figures in the Zanesville area from 1779 - 1997. The first figure is John McIntire, the founder of Zanesville. Through his strong will, Zanesville developed into a prosperous town. His legacy lives on through the McIntire Scholarship Fund which provides grants to approximately 150 students every year.

The second figure is Noah Norris who is known for enlisting in the first black regiment recruited in Ohio during the Civil War. Norris honors all veterans who have contributed to the growth of the Zanesville area and our nation.

Zane Grey is the third figure of the monument. He was a western romance writer who sold over 130 million copies. The writer's great grandfather was Colonel Ebenezer Zane, the person for whom Zanesville is named.

John Glenn is the figure with his hand reaching toward the sky. Glenn is the first American to orbit the Earth as well as a four-time senator. He returned to space in 1998 at the age of 77. Glenn grew up in New Concord where he attended Muskingum College.

The Monument is located in Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville, along the Muskingum River.

Zane's Landing Park - West end of Market Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.455.8282

Dan Towning Art Gallery

Featuring hand thrown raku fired art pottery. Also a selection of ceramic sculpture, exotic woodworking, wood turnings and furniture all made by local artists. The gallery is housed in a restored 160 year old building. Open any time by appointment. Special open houses held throughout the year.

605 Putnam Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.607.1660
Hours: By Appointment
Admission: Free

Downstairs Studios

Artist Kathy Jenkins. Classes are available.

625 Main Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.221.2165

Downtown Zanesville

Downtown Zanesville is loaded with historic architecture! If you enjoy a step back in time you owe yourself a visit to downtown Zanesville. Since 1797, when early pioneers discoverd the natural beauty of this riverfront location, visitors have been taken by the serene setting. You will find buildings from 1840 that have served this community well. A dozen historic churches dot the downtown landscape. Their architecture and well-preserved stained glass windows provide a backdrop to a city that once served as the state capital.

Main Street Zanesville has an abundance of antique stores loaded with memories from yesteryear. From Fifth Street to Seventh Street, shoppers will find stores as unique as the buildings they occupy.

A trip down Market Street brings you to the Freight Station, located in the railroad yard portion of downtown Zanesville. This renovated Freight Station is now home to several businesses.

Downtown Zanesville won't let you leave hungry, so be sure and save time for dining downtown. The wide selection of food served in some of our historic buildings is an experience not to be missed! If you enjoy things out of the ordinary, stroll through downtown Zanesville during your next visit to Muskingum County.

Call today for a free Discover Downtown Zanesville walking map 740.455.8282 or 800.743.2303.

Downtown off I 70
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.455.8282

Elements Art Studio

Featuring the art of Cheryl Randles and Teresa Huffman Caw. Hours by appointment. Located in the Freight Shops.

259 Third Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.704.3967
Hours: By Appointment

Eternal Flame

Zanesville's eternal flame is a tribute to Medal of Honor Veterans. This is the only eternal flame memorial dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients in the United States. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on members of the United States armed forces who distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. The Flame is located in Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville.

West End of Market Street
Downtown Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.455.8282

First Friday's Art Walk

Zanesville is home to a growing Artist Colony, a community of living and working artists whose studios are open to the public and available as a cultural resource. Every first Friday of each month, downtown studios are open for an evening of art from 5 pm - 8 pm. This event provides the opportunity to meet and converse with artists as they create original works of art. Comedy Club at Bryan Place and musical entertainment at Central Presbyterian. Maps are available by calling 800.743.2303

Downtown Zanesville
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 800.743.2303
Hours: First Friday 5 - 8 PM
Admission: Free

Gallery G

Gallery G is a co-op art gallery serving as home to 25 local artists and 400 pieces of art and varied mediums and art styles.

Masonic Temple 38 N. 4th Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.683.1508
Hours: Weekdays: 1-4 pm and Sat 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: Free

James "Kiel" Warren

Artist James Warren began working with wood during the 80's and began taking drawing classes to create designs for his carvings, but became fascinated with oil painting. Many of his original oils are in private collections, but selected prints are available. Warren continues working with wood, producing lathe turnings, bowls and decorative vessels, furniture, and carves whimsical walking sticks for clients. His Studio is located in the Tower Studios and Gallery. A member of Zanesville's Downtown Artist Colony.

38 North 4th Street, 5th Floor
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.683.1508
Hours: Weekdays: 1-4 pm and Sat 9 am - 1 pm
Admission: Free

Julie's ARTery

38 North Fourth Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.872.3562 or 740.408.1237

Leslie Cope Gallery

Features the works of world-renowned artist Leslie Cope. Bus tours welcome.

153 Cope Street
Roseville, Ohio 43777
Phone: 740.697.7874
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Linda Regula Studio

Artist Linda Regula began painting as art therapy in 1976. Her choice of subject matter often varies, but unalterable memories still underlie each choice she makes as to form, color, and brush stroke. Working mainly in oils, Regula continues to work on a series of powerful, disturbing, and beautiful paintings that address contemporary issues adversely affecting women. Her Studio is located in the Tower Studios and Gallery. A member of Zanesville's Downtown Artist Colony.

38 North 4th Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Museums of Muskingum County

Nelson T. Gant Homestead, William Rainey Harper Cabin, Dr. Increase Mathews House and Gardens, The John and Annie Glenn Historic Site, National Road/Zane Grey Museum, Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center, Stone Academy Museum and Zanesville Museum of Art are just of a few of the "must visit" while you are in Muskingum County. Call 800.743.2303 today to request the Museums of Muskingum County brochure.

Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 800.743.2303
Hours: Hours Vary at each location

Muskingum County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society

The MCCOGS owns a collection of genealogical research materials housed at the John McIntire Library, 220 North Fifth Street. Genealogical information is focused on Muskingum County however, some data is available for surrounding counties and states.

An ancestor chart file, family histories, school year books, church records, cemetery records, birth and death records and marriage records are among the many materials available. MCCOGS maintains an obituary file primarily for Muskingum County starting with the late 1960's. It contains over 60,000 obituaries.

MCCOGS members are actively involved in abstracting and publishing the various written records and cemetery inscriptions from Muskingum County. A list of current publications is available with a convenient order blank upon request.

220 North Fifth Street - 2nd Floor
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.453.0391 ext.139
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and remaining open on Wednesday until 8:00 PM, closed Sunday

Paul Emory Studio & Gallery

A native of White Cottage, Ohio, Paul describes his most recent work as a combination of his environment and personal history. He finds everyday events most interesting when combined with his memories, dreams, or imagination. Images are constructed, deconstructed, shaped and altered until his final subject is revealed - often not resembling the original idea. Nora Daniel also creates works of art which can be viewed at the gallery. A member of Zanesville's Downtown Artist Colony.

621 Rear Main Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Putnam Underground Railroad Education Center (P.U.R.E.


The PURE Center is situated in the heart of the Putnam Historic District. Putnam was settled in 1801, by pioneers from New England, and strong abolitionists and it was also home to freed blacks. Putnam became part of Zanesville in 1872. Across the street from the PURE Center is the George Guthrie House, a documented stop on the Underground Railroad. Diagonally across from the PURE Center is the Putnam Presbyterian Church where Reverend William Beecher (brother of “Uncle Tom's Cabin” author Harriet Beecher Stowe) preached antislavery sermons. Another significant figure, A. A. Guthrie, the President of the Ohio Abolitionist Society, lived one block away.

The PURE Center preserves local and national history and serves as a testimony to the love, cooperation, and faith that characterizes the history of Zanesville. The Center's services include a 17-station wireless computer lab, a 500 volume library collection about the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist movement, and a museum with artifacts from Africa and the Civil War Era.

522 Woodlawn Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.450.3100
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm
Admission: Adults: $3.00; Seniors: $2.00; Students: $1.00; Children under 5 admitted free; School Groups: $1.00 per person

Secrest Auditorium

Your event location for Wedding Receptions, Recitals, Banquets and Performances!

Let us assist you with planning your next event! Call our office to check on available dates or to schedule a tour of the facility. Let us host your social function, special performance, private party, bazaar, meeting or other event that you have in mind. Secrest Auditorium has one of the largest stages in southeastern Ohio with seating capacity up to 1,776 audience members, and our lower level is a great location for wedding receptions with accomodations for seating up to 450 people comfortably. Free parking is available and our facility is handicap accessible. After attending your fabulous event, fine dining and overnight accommodations are less than five or ten minutes away. Features a mural of Mosaic Tile depicting Zanesville's history.

Event Services Provided:
Secrest Auditorium has entertained hundreds with performances from Art Garfunkel to the Oakridge Boys. Performances consist of musicals, concerts, theatrical performances, dances, comedic presentations , as well as other various events including local entertainment. Tickets can be produced and sold at our boxoffice window, and marketing and advertising materials can be produced upon request.

When looking at locations for your wedding reception, Secrest Auditorium is an excellent venue! Not only is our lower level facility equipped to seat 450 people for a large reception, smaller wedding receptions are also beautiful with kitchen accessibility and plenty of room for the DJ and dancing. Be sure to call our office today to schedule a tour!

Rental space is also available for banquests, meetings, dances, trade shows, and other events. Tables, chairs, and some technical stage equipment can be obtainable to rent for an event you might be hosting yourself. We will be happy to assist you in planning your next event and look foward to discussing the details!

Scheduled Events at Secrest Auditorium
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We are always interested in what singer or event you would like to see at Secrest Auditorium , and your suggestions are important to us. Please feel free to contact us at 740-454-6851 or e-mail

Contact Information
Contact Name: Ann Combs, Secrest Auditorium Manager
Address: 334 Shinnick Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Telephone: (740) 454-6851
Emergency Phone: Same as above
Fax: (740) 454-6852
Business Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 PM - Closed: Saturday & Sunday

Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra

Join the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra (SEOSO) as it celebrates its 36th season!
Concert venues include Brown Chapel on the campus of Muskingum University and Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville. Each year SEOSO Music Director Dr. Laura Schumann creates a fabulous season featuring international soloists along with local guest musicians and choruses. Highlights of the season include the annual Children's Concert and free-to-the-public Holiday Concert. Dates are posted on . For more information go to the SEOSO website or call 740-826-8197. Don't miss a note!
PO Box 42
New Concord, OH 43762
Phone: 740.826.8197

Zanesville Community Theater

The Zanesville Community Theatre was founded in 1963 by a small group of residents interested in presenting theatrical productions. Many of those original founders were professional people—a judge, a college professor, an engineer. They were, however, very serious about maintaining the quality of their avocation.

The Zanesville Community Theatre, the oldest continuously operating theater in the area, currently owns a circa 1913 building in the historic McIntire Terrace district. The structure was originally constructed as a synagogue, but has also been home to several Christian congregations prior to its use as a performance space.

Five to seven theatrical pieces are produced annually by the organization. The Zanesville Community Theatre has education as the centerpiece of its mission statement, so each season's offerings usually include one classic, such as plays by Shakespeare. Original pieces by new or unpublished playwrights are becoming an increasingly important staple in the annual list of productions.

The Zanesville Community Theatre has offered a starting place for many young people who have gone on the make careers in the theater. The community theater movement continues to offer a creative outlet to those who have experienced theater careers, or who are talented amateurs.

940 Findley Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.455.6487

Zanesville Memorial Concert Band

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band
Established 1923
Click on the location for a map and driving directions
Most concerts are performed at Zane's Landing Park - Downtown Zanesville
At the West end of Market Street, over the railroad tracks, near The Freight Shops

PO Box 2915
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

Zanesville Museum of Art

The Zanesville Museum of Art hosts 18 galleries featuring a rotating selection of American and European paintings, sculpture and porcelain, the largest public collection of art pottery and glass produced in the Zanesville area, and temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historic fine and decorative arts. A Museum Gift Shop is available. A listing of current and upcoming exhibits can be found on the website.

620 Military Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: 740.452.0741
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 10 am - 7:30 pm on Thursday
Admission: $6 adults; $4 seniors and students; free for museum members, reciprocal members and children 9 and younger