Art Nite

What is ART NITE?

Art Nite is a program for adults, who are eligible for Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities services, that meet  with local artist, Jen Boyd of Just Be Original (JBO). Through artistic encouragement, participants demonstrate self-expression, self-esteem, and improved social skills.

Art Nite was created the summer of 2014 by Defiance College student intern, Nick Siewert. Nick co-wrote a grant and DCBDD was awarded funds from the Diehl Family Foundation to put the program in drive!  Though no longer funded through a grant, the Defiance Board of DD still offers Art Nite several times a year as part of its recreation program through JBO and Kaitlyn’s Cottage.  For more information, please contact Jessica Debarba at or (419) 783-4411.

Below are photos of the finished projects from the very first Art Nite. This work of art hangs in the conference room at the County Board office and throughout the building.