The curtains are drawn, but the show is not over. The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation is saddened to announce that due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Van Wert Live team will be taking an intermission until it is safe to provide entertainment to our beloved patrons. At this time, it is necessary that our talented staff be furloughed due to the inability to provide ticketed entertainment at a capacity that ensures revenue. Thanks to the sustaining support of the Van Wert County Foundation, the VWAPAF will return to fulfill the vision to make Van Wert an entertainment destination. Information will be forthcoming on the refunding process for all ticketed events as well as ways that refunds can be turned into a contribution or credit. The Niswonger Performing Arts Center Facebook page provides information on how individuals can take part to save our stages. Find out more information at