June Artsline

The arts are in full swing in Westerville! The June calendar is filled with opportunities for every age to enjoy the visual, performance and literary arts. Visit art exhibits from watercolors and quilts to stickers and historic costumes. Listen to symphony and concert band performances, acoustic rock, folk and blues. Curious minds can discover storytelling and songwriting, and enjoy sketching while sipping. Stroll Uptown for outdoor activities not only on Fridays, but also every Tuesday for the Lunchbox Concert Series, in its second year. Performances include oldies, pop/rock, jazz, country, folk and blues courtesy of the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Parks and Recreation Department and Uptown Westerville, Inc. Come for an entertaining lunchtime at City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Calendar of Exhibits and Events for June

June – Art by Elham Bayati. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

June – Watercolors by John Cameron. Former president of Westerville Art League and Arts Council of Westerville, Cameron specializes in still-life and landscape paintings. Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.javacentral.com or 614-839-0698. June – Sticker Artists Against Hate. Java Gallery. Sticker mural art created originally in Berlin and Paris with images from international street/sticker artists. Java Central, 20 S. State St. www.java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June – Art in Pastels by Kathryn Smithson. Cardinal Pizza, 10 E. Main St.

June 1-27 – Fiber Artwork by Community Quilters. Meet the Artists: June 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Hours: Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tues.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Innis House. Inniswood Metro Park.

Through August – A Century of Wedding Gowns Exhibit. Rotating display from the Historic Costume Collection features several wedding gowns from early 20th century and outfits from the Depression-era years to the 1980s, including suits, dresses and hats. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery, 2nd Floor, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Every Tuesday – Acoustic Jam hosted by finger-style 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 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 7-9 &13-15 – Otterbein Summer Theatre presents “Smoke on the Mountain.” Tickets at otterbein.edu/theatreperformances. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

June 7 – Uptown Friday Night: Pop Uptown. 6 to 8 p.m. Walking and chalking in Westerville.

June 7 – 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 8 – Long Tall Deb and Colin John. 7 to 10 p.m. Vocals by Deb with Texas/Mexico border roots and guitarist Colin who blends Hawaiian with blues and soul. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 9 – Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Reaganomics. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 10 – Art Night. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ages 18+ will explore various art forms. No experience necessary as a guest artist will assist participants in replicating the featured piece. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

June 11 – Lunchbox Concert Series presents father/daughter oldies duo Caroline and Dad. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St.

June 12 – 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 – Uptown Friday Night: Arts. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pop-up art for kids in Uptown Westerville.

June 15 – Columbus Children’s Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sports, fitness, talent contest, food trucks, entertainment presented by kidslinked.com and Meijer. Free. Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd.

June 15 – R J Cowdery. 7 to 10 p.m. National, award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist has performed in top festivals and halls from Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon to The Bluebird in Nashville. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 16 – Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Muleskinner Band presents bluegrass. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 17 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting. 5:30 p.m. Get involved in the arts in Westerville. Everyone welcome. artscouncilofwesterville.com Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.

June 17 – 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 17 – The Story Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Professional and amateur storytellers will engage and entertain with tales of life, history and culture. Walk-ons encouraged. Third Mondays. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614- 839-0698.

June 18 – Lunchbox Concert Series presents folk and Irish singer/songwriter John Hogan. Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St.

June 18 – 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 19 – Sip & Sketch. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 19 – Family Concert: Ohio Capital Winds. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek North, 221 W. Main St.

June 21 – Uptown Friday Night: Rockin’ Uptown. 6 to 8 p.m. Musicians perform indoors or out depending upon weather. Facebook.com/shopuptownwesterville

June 22 – Westerville Jazz Series: Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber. 6 p.m. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 22 – Lil’ Red and the Rooster Combo. 7 to 10 p.m. Award-winning blues/jazz duo. Vocalist Jennifer Milligan from Westerville and Pascal Fouquet, renowned blues guitarist from France. They perform at Natalie’s and at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 23 – Curtain Players Auditions: “Leading Ladies.” Registration, 6:30 p.m. Auditions, 7 p.m. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena. www/curtainplayers.org/auditions for online audition form.

June 23 – Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Brian Michael Smith performs Sinatra sound. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 24 – Art Lab. 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 6 to 8 will explore a variety of art techniques and learn about the artists. Register at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

June 25 – Lunchbox Concert Series presents virtuoso guitarist and singer Jim Volk. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St.

June 26 – Family Concert: Westerville Concert Band. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 26 – Self-Publishing Your Fiction. 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to deliver a book that sells. Register at www.westervillelibrary.org Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

June 27-30 – Otterbein Summer Theatre presents “Master Harold…and the Boys.” Tickets at otterbein.edu/theatreperformances. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

June 28 – Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Westerville 4th Friday. 6 to 9 p.m. Blues band from France Lil’ Red and the Rooster Combo, Arts Council stage at City Hall. Arts Alley, presented by the Arts Council, hosts hands-on art for kids and original art on exhibit. Union Savings Bank parking lot and lawn at Hanby Elementary.

June 29 – Westerville Jazz Series: NexLevel and Nick Colionne. 6 p.m. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

June 29 – The Pride and Spirit of America: A Musical Tribute. 6 p.m. Free admission for service men and women and a guest. Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal. Tickets available June 1 at www.tututux.com/gen-pac

June 29 – Veronique and Robinson. 7 to 10 p.m. Duo featuring singer/flute player Veronique from France and singer/songwriter/guitarist Robinson from central Ohio performs witty songs with banter in English and French. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 30 – Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Westerville Symphony. 6:30 p.m. Free. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

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