The city of Westerville is continuing to add public art in spaces for citizens to enjoy. On Sunday, June 28, a Public Art Tour will offer a guided look at existing public art installations, new additions to the annual Midwest Sculpture Initiative, the Cobert C. Collins collection memorial sculptures and murals in the city.

The city of Westerville is continuing to add public art in spaces for citizens to enjoy. On Sunday, June 28, a Public Art Tour will offer a guided look at existing public art installations, new additions to the annual Midwest Sculpture Initiative, the Cobert C. Collins collection memorial sculptures and murals in the city.

The tour will begin at the amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. at 3:30 p.m. A tour guide will accompany participants to many sculptures around the city and will provide information about the program, designer, sculptor and process.

The tour van will return to the amphitheater where a light meal will be available while participants enjoy the stylings of Dwight Lenox during the Sounds of Summer Concert beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required through the Parks and Recreation Department. Call 614-901-6500 or visit westerville.org. The fee is $5 for Westerville residents, $10 for nonresidents.

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


June arts events

The Westerville ArtsLine column and calendar is provided by the Arts Council of Westerville and printed as a public service by ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion. Email listings to artscouncilwesterville@yahoo.com.

Throughout June -- Watercolors by Darlene Erickson, Java Central Gallery. Fresh off her successful one-woman show at Del Ray Beach, Florida/New Albany watercolor artist presents diverse subjects. Java Central Coffee House, 20 S. State St. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through July 8 -- Graduation Show: Art of Jennifer Murray. Opening reception, June 6, 6-8:30pm. Murray is a former Westerville resident, South High School graduate and recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St., M-F, noon-5 p.m., davidmyersart.com.

Through Aug. 14 -- Daydream: the Art of Dana Harper. Showcase of her work 2013-2015, featuring overpowering color, inviting textures and an overall multi-sensory experience. Otterbein University, Fisher Gallery at Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, closed on holidays. Free and open to the public. 614-823-1792.

June 2 -- Sip & Sketch, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Wine tasting, art supplies and instruction for all skill levels. Advance registration is required by contacting Meza at vinomeza@gmail.com. Private parties available. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 -- Acoustic Jam with John Morgan, 8-9:30 p.m., Java Central Coffee House, 20 S. State St. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 4, 7:30 p.m.; June 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13, 8 p.m.; June 7 & 12, 2 p.m. -- Clybourne Park, presented by Otterbein Summer Theatre. Winner of 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a provocative and wickedly funny play about race, real estate and American values. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets $25. otterbein.edu/theatre or 614-823-1109.

June 5, 12, 19 -- Uptown Friday Nights, Uptown Westerville. Participating shops stay open late. Changing activities and music are on tap each week, shopuptownwesterville.com.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26 -- Acoustic Open Mic, local/regional performers. 7-10 p.m., Java Central Coffee House, 20 S. State St. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 6 -- Local Author Book Festival, 50 writers from around Central Ohio, casual meet & greets, author panel discussions, book signings and door prize raffle drawings. 1-4 p.m. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. 614-882-7277 or westervillelibrary.org.

June 6 -- Silver Arts Reception and Showcase, Central Ohio Senior Games Opening Ceremonies, 12-3 p.m.,Written Word, Two- and Three- Dimensional Visual Art, Textiles and Performing Arts. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. westerville.org/ 614-901-6500.

June 7 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Agent 99, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 10 -- Family Concert: Columbus Youth Orchestra, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 13 -- Master guitarist Jim Volk, 7-9:30 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 14 -- Lil' Red and the Rooster. Award-winning upbeat blues duo from France. Vocalist Jennifer Milligan from Westerville and Pascal Fouque one of the top blues guitarists in France. 3-5 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 14 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Yumbambe, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 17 -- Family Concert: Eric the Fish, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 18 -- Exploring the Art of Storytelling. Joseph Kovitch host. Featuring Carol Milligan and four members from Storytellers of Central Ohio. Stories with discussion on the storytelling art, 7-9 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St., Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 18, 7:30 p.m.; June 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 8 p.m.; June 21 & 26, 2 p.m. -- The Nerd, Otterbein Summer Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. otterbein.edu/theatre or 614-823-1109.

See additional July arts events calendar items at ThisWeekNEWS.com/ Westerville.

June 19 -- Classic Movie Series: Hook, Dusk, Everal Barn at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 20 -- BluesSwing Band -- Acoustic band (guitars, banjo, upright bass, drums, vocals) playing blues and swing from '30s -- present. 7-10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 21 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Westerville Concert Band. Concert band music, marches, Broadway and jazz. 6:30pm. Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 22-25 -- Uptown Art Camp Painting Workshop, ages 10-14, noon-2 p.m., David Myers Art Studio and Galleries, 7 W. Main St., first floor. Painting and drawing instruction with an art exhibit of work by participants. Artists exhibit, July 24, 6-9 p.m. Registration required. UptownArtCamp.com or 614-288-4961.

June 24 -- Family Concert: No Strings Attached, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 26 -- Showtime: Sleeping Beauty, Columbus Children's Theater Production, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.

June 26 -- Mount Carmel St. Ann's 4th Friday. Arts Alley, north of Hanby Magnet School, features hands-on art activities for children, art for purchase and live music. Kids are invited to help decorate a clothesline of Westerville buildings that will be displayed in our community during the summer months. Arts Alley music stage: The Detours, 6:30-9 p.m. Artwork by Westerville Art League members Gail Paulus, Lynn Carty, Jaeiah Van Dyke, Judy Howard, John Cameron, Kat Bubenchik, Kathy Smithson and Mary Pat Turner. Items for sale include original paintings, jewelry, stained glass, prints and cards. visitwesterville.org.

June 27 -- Avalon Nine, acoustic duo Linda Blaine and Dave Clutter play a mix of rock and roots music. 7-10 p.m., Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

June 28 -- Sounds of Summer Concert: Dwight Lenox, 6:30 p.m., Amphitheater at Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main St. Free. westerville.org or 614-901-6500.