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Revive Live supports restart of live events

The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation announces that campaign Revive Live has begun in order to provide the wherewithal for the return of live entertainment to local venues. Artists and performers from around the world will once again bring their talents and trades to a Van Wert Live stage to entertain, educate, and inspire; however, financial support and volunteer efforts are essential to making that happen. 

Van Wert Live entertainment sponsors Brad Greve (left) and Andy Czajkowski (right), owners of Statewide Ford Lincoln, with Van Wert Live Executive Director Tafi Stober. VW Live photo

"We look ahead to a time of great energy and enthusiasm as we safely return to the people and moments that we hold dear," said VWAPAF Chairman Gary Taylor. 

The VWAPAF Board and Van Wert Live staff have processes in place so that the community can once again engage in making live entertainment events happen. Statewide Ford-Lincoln has set the pace by becoming the first 2021 entertainment sponsor. Owners Brad Greve and Andy Czajkowski know that their financial support goes directly to drastically discounting the ticket prices for patrons so it is affordable for families. 

The Revive Live campaign is used to reconnect the Van Wert Live team with those ready to be part of the vision to make the arts safe, accessible, affordable, and enjoyable for all.

"Over 250,000 people have chosen Van Wert as their entertainment destination," said Van Wert Live Executive Director Tafi Stober. "Ensuring that their experience is one that demands a return takes more than the Van Wert Live staff." 

Being part of Revive Live is for everyone. The organization is providing an opportunity for interest and input in the following key areas of support and engagement: Memberships, sponsorships, volunteering, and marketing. An online information form is being used to provide a method for communicating interest in one or more of the above areas. 

Anyone interested in plugging into the Revive Live campaign and working with the Van Wert Live staff is encouraged to visit and fill out the information form, which is also accessible through the Niswonger Facebook page, and via email to all Niswonger Insider email subscribers.

"Reviving Live is about rebuilding the community around the belief that live music and entertainment has a life-changing impact on society and mental health," noted Stober. "Bringing back entertainment is more than the music. It's also about the relationships and the ability to witness the power of community teamwork in action. Everyone plays a part in the arts and we look forward to reconnecting."

The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation presenting Van Wert Live events is a supporting organization powered by the Van Wert County Foundation. Van Wert Live headquarters and box office are located at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 on the south edge of Van Wert. For more information, call 419.238.6722 or email

Denim Day @ StateWide!

 Why Denim?  
"As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence."

United Way of Van Wert County

"THANK YOU Statewide Ford Lincoln for continuing a history of strong support for your Van Wert community! We appreciate you holding a United Way campaign at each location - Statewide Emergency Products, Superior Collision and Statewide Ford Lincoln."

Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Season Sponsor of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Of Northwest Ohio.

Business Development Corporation of Van Wert County

The Business Development Corporation-Since the 1950's, the BDC has provided land, building and financial opportunities to spur economic development in Van Wert County, Ohio.  President Andy Czajkowski of Statewide Ford Lincoln has been on the board and is part of a diverse group of private business men and women who volunteer their time and expertise.


Rotary Service Above Self- Founded in 1920, for more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects.  Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world's most persistent issues. Andy has been a member for a number of years and is actively involved with their mission.

Van Wert Service Club

Van Wert Service Club's mission is to provide Service to others, especially youth, in the community. Welcoming new members who enjoy meeting new people & share our desire to contribute to our community by working together. Statewide Ford Lincoln takes great pride being part of Van Wert Service club to assist youth & support local community needs and projects.

Van Wert County Airport

The Van Wert County Airport, serving the Van Wert community for over 75 years.  This airport is a door to our community  and a window to our world.

Van Wert County Foundation

We believe that supporting purpose-driven projects, programs, organizations, and endeavors benefits and improves the well being of those we serve. We strive to create a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community. Each one of us has the potential to forever impact a person, a cause, a community. For nearly a century, The Van Wert County Foundation has transformed a donors' charitable wishes into a permanent legacy. As part of the Board of Trustees, Andy Czajkowski has been actively serving as the President and is proud to be part of this foundation.