Paper Circle is dedicated to educating and enriching the culture and economy of southeast Ohio through the preservation, advancement and celebration of the paper and book arts. We are a non-profit committed to arts learning in order to provide studio mentoring for interns, teaching opportunities for artists, learning opportunities for community members, and holistic arts-based enrichment and wellness opportunities for children.
Located on the historic, starbrick-lined square of Nelsonville, Ohio, our spacious northern-lit gallery hosts six exhibitions annually and also includes a shop where we feature an assortment of handmade paper and objects of art. Our creative studio is located in the rear, complete with a Hollander beater, 2 presses and numerous vats and dryers for making paper on-site. We have our O-Gami studios in the basement. We also offer year-round community workshop. Our major outreach program, Circle for Kids, takes place in the summer. In response to the lack of art education in the school from grades K-8, Circle for Kids provides the underserved area youth a summer of enrichment and learning through the arts.