September 28, 2022
Westerville ArtsLine: September art events demonstrate transition – The Columbus Dispatch

Westerville ArtsLine: September art events demonstrate transition – The Columbus Dispatch

September art experiences feature the end-of-summer crafts and classes for all ages and usher in the beginning of autumn music and theater.

Linda Wilkins is a member of the Arts Council of Westerville.

September Calendar

September – Art at Java Gallery. Paintings denoting emotion and movement by Said Oladejo Lawal on display at Java Central, 20 S. State St.

Saturdays – Uptown Saturday Nights, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Live music performed at City Hall Courtyard, 21 S. State St. For listings of performers, go to

Sept. 2, 9, 16 & 30 – Uptown Friday Nights, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live music on the sidewalks is provided by the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association.

Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Live Music at Java Central Café, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Acts include The Castros, String Theory and Long Tall Deb and Colin John. Free at 20 S. State St.

Sept. 3, 10 & 17 – Kids’ crafts at Saturday farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon at Arts Council of Westerville’s tent, 21 S. State St., behind City Hall.

Sept. 7 – “Poison Study” Author Maria V. Snyder, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Best-selling author discusses her popular fantasy romance book about a poison taster. Register at

Sept. 9-18 – Ohio Open Doors sponsored by Ohio History Connection. Westerville features 19 total events and 10 locations, including Inspired – Gallery of Fine Arts, The Frank Museum of Art and Otterbein’s Fisher and Miller Galleries. For more information, visit

Sept. 13 – Crafting with the Council, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants create a message or an original painting on a decorative pillow cover. No painting experience needed. Good Vibes Winery, 2 S. State St. Fee includes supplies and two glasses of wine. Register at

Sept. 18 – Community Arts & Crafts, 2 to 8 p.m. Art fun provided by Arts Council of Westerville at Westerville Education Foundation’s “Grow and Glow” at Minerva France Elementary, 4990 Farview Road.

Sept. 19 – Arts Council of Westerville meeting, 5:30 p.m. Attend at Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.

Sept. 20 – Sip & Sketch Art Session: Meet Me at the Lake, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will use acrylic on canvas, guided by the artist, at Good Vibes Winery, 2 S. State St. Registration at includes supplies and wine.

Sept. 22-24 – “Simply Staged” Dramatic Readings. Readings of works by local playwrights include Sept. 22, “Sowing the Seeds of Trust” by Heather Schultz; Sept. 23, “Suadade” by Cory Skurdal; and Sept. 24, “There’s Something in the Wind” by Richard Bloo. Attend and pay what you wish at Curtain Players theater, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Go to for details.

Sept. 22-25, 29, 30 & Oct. 1 – “A Little Night Music.” Otterbein Theatre presents the tangled web of love affairs featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim at Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall. For details, go to

Sept. 23 – Arts at Fourth Friday Festival, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Original art, music by SoundCheck and a craft for kids is sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville at Arts Alley on West Main Street.

Sept. 25 – Auditions: “Goodbye, Freddy.” Auditions for the drama/comedy featuring six adult friends will be held at Curtain Players theater. For times and details, go to


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