Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project


History of ZAAP

ZAAP was organized in 1994 in response to a revitalization effort in Zanesville.

Former Mayor Marilyn Swope’s attendance at the Mayor’s Institute on City Design; Midwest, help in St. Louis in 1993, initiated interest in investigating ways in which artistic projects might stimulate the area.

In 1994, the decision  was made to incorporate as an organization designed for the support of regional arts and the involvement of the community.