FireFish Arts


Joan Perch – Executive Director

What I love best about the FireFish Arts is the pure delight of working with artists and creatives, then getting to see the transformation of downtown Lorain, and how that is all reflected in the energy of the fabulous processional and FireFish burn!

Candice Pettigrew Ruckman – Operation & Marketing Manager

I love FireFish Arts because it brings the community together and offers a unique experience for the Lorain community.  My favorite moment is when the crowd of thousands of people start cheering in unity “Burn the Fish! Burn the Fish!”

Ryan Craycraft – Community Arts Manager

I really love that Firefish Arts empowers local artists by giving them the tools and resources they need to make positive changes within their community. This lifts the city of Lorain emotionally and economically to create a brighter future.