June Artsline

June is filled with wonderful options to celebrate the arts in Westerville, as music, theater and art offerings and more move outdoors.

The fourth annual presentation of Westival will welcome concert bands from ten Central Ohio communities on Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration features continuous concert band music, crafters, art for kids and food trucks. Westerville Concert Band will entertain at 8 p.m. and lead the grand finale. The event is hosted by the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Community Concert Band and Westerville Parks and Recreation. Admission and parking are free at the amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.  For the line-up of band performances, visit artscouncilofwesterville.com


June Art Exhibits and Programs

Throughout June – Central Ohio Watercolor Society. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

Throughout June – Java Gallery: Works by Rob Mandell. Prismatic and kaleidoscopic photography by Rob, president of the Westerville Art League. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Open to all levels. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Every Tuesday -- Lunchbox Concerts, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Free live music including oldies, pop/rock, jazz, country, folk, blues. Bring your lunch. Civic Green in front of Westerville City Hall. Hosted by Westerville Parks and Recreation, Arts Council of Westerville and Westerville Uptown Inc.

Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic.  7 to 10 p.m.  Featuring 12 or more diverse, talented performers every week. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 1, 2, 3 – Westerville Civic Youth Theater production of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.”  $10.  Tickets online at www.westerville.org/registration or at the Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Performance location: Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 1-22 -- Otterbein Summer Theatre: Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! Tickets at www.otterbein.edu
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

June 1 – Color Me Calm for Seniors. 1 to 2 p.m. Relax while listening to calming music and coloring. Materials provided. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff. For members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location:  310 W. Main St. 

June 2 – String Theory. 7 to 10 p.m. Performance of classic ‘50s-‘80s rock including Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, CCR and Eagles.  Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 6-9 -- Uptown Coffee Exchange.  June 6, 7 p.m. Guests from Costa Rica and Kenya will share their knowledge of coffee production from field to cup.  Meet and greet at Java Central. June 7, 7 p.m.  Latte Art Contest, 7p.m. Old Bag of Nails, 3rd floor.  Free to the public. $5 contest entry fee.  June 9, The Castros. (See listing below). Uptown stores will feature coffee-related art and other items. Pick up a guide to Coffee Art at Java Central, 20 S. State or A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 20 N. State St.

June 7Writer’s Circle 7 to 9 p.m. Writers of all genres meet and discuss their work, creative/technical issues and writing as an art. All levels of writers welcome. First Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 8 – Uptown Friday Night: Arts in Uptown. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Pop-up locations of free art activities for kids. Uptown Westerville. www.artsinuptown.com

June 9 – The Castros plus Friends from the Uptown Coffee Exchange event. 7 to 10 p.m. Singer/songwriter duo Marco and Sarah Castro perform originals and creative covers. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 9 – Westival.  See above for details.

June 10 – Sounds of Summer Concert. 6:30 p.m.  Performance by Swing’s the Thing.  Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 11 – Art Night. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No experience needed as a guest artist guides adults in replicating the feature piece.  Registration at www.westervillelibrary.org.  126 S. State St.

June 13 & 26 – WACkY Kids Art Workshops, 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Art lessons that stretch the imagination and give ages 7 to 12 the freedom to express themselves. The Westerville Arts Council for kids & Youth offers classes on second Wednesdays and fourth Tuesdays. $15 fee. 30 E. College Ave.

June 13 – JC Songwriters’ Circle hosted by Dick Plunk, 7 to 9 p.m. Share an original song or come to learn and meet our music community. Every second Wednesday. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 14, 15, & 16, 21, 22, & 23 -- Curtain Players performance of Charlotte's Web. 7:30 p.m. Directed by Keely Kurtas-Chapman. Transformed into a play, the E.B. White classic tells the story of a young pig who finds comfort with his new friend, Charlotte, a spider.  Free. Donations accepted. Lawn chairs and picnics welcome. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 15 – Uptown Westerville: Rock the ‘Ville. 6 to 8 p.m. Multiple Uptown businesses present live music.

June 16 – Columbus Children’s Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music, sports, art and food presented by kidslinked.com and Meijer.  Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd.

June 16 – Steve Stanley. 7 to 10 p.m.  Singer, guitarist and winner of the 2015 Ohio Music Award for “Adult Contemporary Song of the Year" will entertain. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 17 – Sunday Family Funday. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free crafts for kids of all ages from Arts in Uptown and beer specials for the adults. No registration necessary. The Draft Room, 570 W. Schrock Rd.

June 17 – Sounds of Summer Concert. 6:30 p.m.  Sinatra stylings by Brian Michael Smith.  Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 18 – Creative Writing for Seniors. 1:30 to 3 p.m.  Develop writing skills through life experiences. Presented by Westerville Public Library staff. For members of Westerville Senior Center. Class location:  310 W. Main St.

June 18 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m.  Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd. Suite L.

June 19 – Rock ‘n’ Roll with Columbus Museum of Art. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 to 12. Registration at www.westervillelibrary.org.  126 S. State St.

June 19 -- Poetry Discussion and Open Mic. 7 to 9 p.m. Share your work with the Westerville Poetry Group and discover ways others are writing and publishing poetry. Optional open mic. Everyone welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St

June 20 – Jump for Jazz. 11 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 to 12 will sing, jump, dance, play instruments and read patterns during live jazz music with Becky Ogden and The Aaron Scott Trio. Registration at www.westervillelibrary.org. 126 S. State St.

June 20 – Family Concert.  6:30 p.m.  Magic with the Amazing Randini. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 20 – Sip & Sketch, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Create a beautiful Sunrise or Sunset using oil pastels with baby oil.  Artist: Marian Lerner. Fee includes supplies and 2 glasses of wine. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St.  Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

June 21 – The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling and Poetry. 7 to 9 p.m. Regional poets and professional “tellers” from the Storytellers of Central Ohio perform and discuss their works. Q&A. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Third Thursday of the month. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 22 – Classic Movie Series. Space Jam.  Shown, at dusk, on the side of Everal Barn at Heritage Park. Bring blanket and snacks.  Rain location will be inside barn. Free. 60 N. Cleveland Ave.

June 22 – Arts Alley at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday. 6 p.m. until dark. Hands-on art activities for children. Westerville Art League members will offer original art work, prints, photography, cards, fused and stained glass and jewelry. Union Savings Bank parking lot and north sidewalk at Hanby Magnet School www.artscouncilofwesterville.org

June 23 – Li’l Red and the Rooster . 7 to 10 p.m.  Award-winning duo performs upbeat ‘40s-‘50s blues and jazz and originals. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 24 – Sounds of Summer Concert. 6:30 p.m.  Performance by Swing’s the Thing.  Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 25-28 – Art Lab Series. 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Ages 6 to 8 will explore a different medium each day and create four unique types of art.  4-day series.  Registration at www.westervillelibrary.org. 126 S. State St.

June 27 – Family Concert.  6:30 p.m.  The Westerville Concert Band performs patriotic music.  Free. Alum Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 27 – Popular Music & Controversy.  7 to 9 p.m.  Track the history of controversial music movements with Dr. Matthew Donahue from Bowling Green State University.  Registration at www.westervillelibrary.org. 126 S. State St.

June 30 – Jazz at the Amp. 6:30 p.m.  Performance by Kim Waters.  Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 30 -- Long Tall Deb and Colin John. 7 to 10 p.m.  With Texas/Mexico border roots, Deb blends soul, gospel and Americana. Colin adds the sound of Hawaii. Java Central, 20 S. State St.  Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698