Clio Center for the Arts
The Clio Center for the Arts, a non profit organization, was founded in 1989 by Nate Yonker and Karen Mason. These two individuals along with many other area artists and interested individuals refurbished and opened an abandoned school building which was called the Clio Area Center for the Arts which is now called the Clio Schools’ Early Education Building. Even though the name has changed, this building is still home to the Art Society.
The Clio Center for the Arts celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009, and looking back on the past 20 years, we are proud to say that we have provided the area with many opportunities to experience art, the history and culture that art provides to the artists and patrons visiting our fine arts gallery.
On December 12, 2010 the Clio Center for the Arts honored Margaret Runyan, a founding member of 20 some years of service and devotion, by dedicating the gallery in her name the “Margaret Runyan Art Gallery.