The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced award-winners from its 39th annual Music and Arts Festival, held July 14 and 15.

The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced award-winners from its 39th annual Music and Arts Festival, held July 14 and 15.

The annual youth exhibit featured 205 pieces of artwork entered by 88 local students.

The youth exhibit was sponsored by the Nationwide Children's Hospital Westerville Close to Home Center and Roush Honda.

Best of Show winners include Daniel Connor in the budding artists category, for children ages 3-5, for his pen-and-ink drawing; Ashley Kiger in the 6- through 8-year-old category for her color photograph; MaKenna Hennell in the 9- to 11-year-old category for her pastel drawing; Lauren Todd in the 12- to 14-year-old category for her acrylic painting; and Laura Erckert for the 14- to 18-year-old category for her colored-pencil drawing.

People's Choice award-winners are: Devin Eby in the budding artists category for a pastel drawing, Nora McCutchen in the 6- to 8-year-old category for her watercolor painting, Amy Ramirez in the 9- to 11-year-old category for her pastel drawing, Hannah Kratofil in the 12- to 14-year-old category for her black-and-white pencil drawing; and Bailey Strick in the 15- to 18-year-old category for her charcoal drawing.

In the Adult Division, awards were given for fine crafts, fine arts and heritage crafts. The fine arts and fine crafts awards were sponsored by Human Resource Services, and the heritage crafts award was sponsored by Kroger Co.

In the fine arts category, Cody Miller won best of show with a mixed-media piece; Fran and Barney Cole won first place with a watercolor painting; and Curtis Krueger took second with photography.

In the fine crafts category, Steve Brewster won best of show for his work in glass; John Paglialungh won first place for a mixed-media piece; and Kathy Sherman won second place for ceramics.

In the heritage crafts category, Ernie Brown won best of show for wood and mixed-media pieces, while Gary and Carol Davis won first place for their handmade brooms.