July program includes stories, performances and more

The month of July is full of opportunities to enjoy theatre, visual arts and live music. The centerpiece will be the Westerville Music & Arts Festival on July 9 and 10, featuring 130 artists, 30 performances, 20 food vendors, a silent auction and youth activities at Heritage Park and Everal Barn.

Details are at westervillechamber.com. For a full calendar of arts events, visit artscouncilofwesterville.com.

Linda Wilkins is a member of the Westerville Arts Council.

July Calendar

Tuesdays – JC Lunch Break Concerts, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music on the Brick Walk at Central Java Café, 20 S. State St.

Saturday and Sunday – Uptown Saturday Nights and Sounds of Summer concerts. Live music at City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St., and Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St.

July 2nd – Artists at Hanby House, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Community artists Kathryn Smithson and Don Wilkins of Westerville will exhibit and discuss their art in the garden at 160 W. Main St.

July 2, 16 and 30 – Art at the Westerville Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. The children’s craft station and artist demonstrations are to be at the Arts Council Tent, 21 S. State St. behind City Hall.

July 2, 9, 16 and 30 – Uptown Friday Nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live music on the sidewalks is provided by Westerville Uptown Merchants.

July 2, 9, 16, 30 and 31 – Live music at Central Java Café, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Performers include Frank Hennebert and Steve Stanley, Molly Winters, String Theory, Avalon Nine and Lil’ Red and the Rooster (Sundays 5-7pm). Free at 20 S. State St.

July 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Teen Writers Studio, 2-3 p.m. Workshops for ages 12-18 should provide prompts, themes and activities with poetry, short stories, songs, memoirs and humor. Register at westervillelibrary.org.

July 7-10, 14-16 – Otterbein Summer Theater presents “The Pirates of Penzance” at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets at otterbein.edu/drama.

July 9 and 10 – Community Interactive Mural at Westerville Music & Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Arts Council presents ‘Honoring Hanby I & II’ with mural artist Mary Klie at the Children’s Craft Station.

11 July – “Pirate Queens”: Author Leigh Lewis, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tweens can hear real stories of pirates, learn how they navigated before GPS, then make a compass. Register at westervillelibrary.org.

June 14 – Sip & Sketch Art Session: Sweet Summertime Vibes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Acrylic painting on canvas at Good Vibes Winery. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com.

July 18-22 – Theater camps. For more details on drama and costume camps for K-6 students, contact [email protected]

22nd of July – Arts at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday Festival, 6-8:30 p.m. Music by duo Rainmaker Blues, original artwork and children’s crafts will be featured on Arts Alley in West Main Street.

July 28-30 – “The Sound of Music”, 7 p.m. Westerville Parks & Recreation Civic Theater features local actors and the Westerville Symphony Orchestra at the North Amphitheater in Alum Creek Park. Buy your tickets online at westerville.org/tickets.

Until September 9 – The art of intuition VII. The rotating exhibition and sale features abstract art by David Myers and artists from the David Myers Art Studio & Gallery.

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