Hands-on fun with art will be offered for children during Passport to the Arts on 4th Friday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Hands-on fun with art will be offered for children during Passport to the Arts on 4th Friday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

This third annual arts experience is provided by the Arts Council of Westerville and will take place in a new location this year -- adjacent to the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, 20 W. Main St.

Youngsters will receive a passport for keeping track of their visits to the various art stations with performing and visual arts activities.

Alongside those activities, Westerville Art League members will present and sell original paintings, prints, jewelry and other works.

Random Acts of Art

Be on the lookout for sightings of art around Westerville as the Arts Council introduces Random Acts of Art starting Sept. 16.

"Winging It" art pieces by sculptor Renate Fackler will be displayed at random locations to offer residents a surprising glimpse of art. The birds of welded steel with black powder coating are mounted on driftwood or posts. Enjoy the flocks!

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

September calendar of exhibits and 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@gmail.com.

Sept. 7-29 -- WesterFlora Art Exhibition. Featuring artwork of Westerville by Westerville artists. Opening at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Best of Show award sponsored by Arts Council of Westerville. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.

September and October -- Paintings by Said Oladejo-Lawal. Best of Show selection at Westerville Music and Arts Festival. Vibrant colors and motion include portraits of national figures (Lincoln, Marley, Prince, Lebron). Java Gallery, Java Central, 20 S. State St., java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Through Oct. 5 -- Low Season. Jonathan Johnson: Sabbatical Exhibition. Experimental film installation and lyrical narrative photo series centering on travel and cultural experiences in Thailand and the American Midwest. Reception: Sept. 1, 5 to 7 p.m.; Artist remarks at 6 p.m. Leslie H. and Ethyl Rose Miller Gallery, 33 Collegeview Road. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 614-823-1792

Ongoing -- Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing. Self-taught artist Sonabai Rajawar lived in enforced isolation for 15 years in a remote India village, creating her own joyous sculptural environment and an innovative art form. Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 614-823-1792.

Ongoing -- On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing. Shivaraju B.S. (a.k.a. Cop Shiva) presents images of a celebrated Gandhi impersonator, Bagadehalli Basavaraju. Frank Museum, 39 S. Vine St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday during the academic year. 614-818-9716.

Sept. 1-29 -- Inniswood Exhibit. Oils and acrylics artwork of Robie Benve. On display in the Innis House. Meet the Artist reception, Sept. 11, 2 to 4 p.m. at Innis House. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road. 614-895-6216.

Through Sept. 16 -- The Art of Intuition Exhibit. Abstract art of David Myers, studio artists and the Uptown Art Camp Artists (session A). David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St., noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, davidmyersart.com.

Every Tuesday -- Acoustic Jam hosted by fingerstyle guru John Morgan. 8 to 9:30 p.m. 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.

Sept. 1 -- Curtain Players Script Review, 6:30 p.m., Anne of Green Gables. Review the script, discuss the play and ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal schedule and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes also are invited. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Contact production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000, curtainplayers.org.

Sept. 2 -- Budding Artists, 2 to 3 p.m. Ages 4-6 will focus on art as process rather than finished product and explore a different medium each month. September: Paint. Registration required. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., 614-882-7277, ext. 5, or westervillelibrary.org.

Sept. 3 - Mountain Dulcimer Man Andy Beyer. 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. Founding member of Columbus Folk Music Society will demonstrate. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Free. Registration required, westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277, ext. 4.

Sept. 3 -- The Castros. 7 to 10 p.m. Award-winning singer/songwriter duo Marco and Sarah Castro perform originals and creative covers with Noah on percussion and Aubrey on cello. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 6 and 21 -- Sip & Sketch. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $25 fee includes supplies, two glasses of wine and instruction. First Tuesday and third Wednesday. Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State St. Advance registration at vinomeza@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville.

Sept. 9, 10 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 18 (audience talkback follows performance) and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. -- Curtain Players presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Curtain Players Theater, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Tickets online at curtainplayers.org. 614-360-1000.

Sept. 10 -- Jazz at the Amp featuring Tim Dvorkin. 6:30 p.m. Free. Alum Creek Park Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St.

Sept. 10 -- Shane D. Wilson and Mojo's Muse. 7 to 10 p.m. Shane joins her powerhouse voice and New Orleans flair with Charlie B. on sax and clarinet, Dwight Cartier on bass, and Angela Kozarich on drums. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 11 -- Curtain Players, open auditions, Anne of Green Gables. 7 p.m. (Registration 6:30 p.m.) Any experience level welcome. Contact production@curtainplayers.org, 614-360-1000. Visit curtainplayers.org for details and to download an audition form in advance. Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena.

Sept. 12 -- Writers' Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Alexis Wilson, local author of Not So Black and White, the memoir of her life as a top dancer and the daughter of Broadway choreographer Billy Wilson. Event held each second Monday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 12, 19 and 26 -- Artist Series with Bol Aweng. 6:30 to 8 p.m. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan and Ohio State University fine arts graduate shares his story, teaches a class and critiques each participant's art. Ages 11 and up. Free; westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277, ext. 5.

Sept. 14 -- JC Songwriters' Circle hosted by Dick Plunk. Every second Wednesday. 7 to 9 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 15 -- The Circle: Exploring the Art of Storytelling. 7 to 9 p.m. Five professional "tellers' from Storytellers of Central Ohio will share stories and discuss their craft. Hosted by Carol Milligan and Father Joseph Kovitch. Every third Thursday. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 17 -- Lil' Red and the Rooster. 7 to 10 p.m. Upbeat classic blues and originals featuring vocals and percussion (washboard) by Jennifer Milligan from Westerville and Pascal Fouquet, French blues guitarist. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 18 -- Folk and Fiction. 3 to 5 p.m. Presented by Columbus Creative Cooperative. Writers will read excerpts from their latest publications and singer/songwriters will perform some of their latest songs. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 20 -- Westerville Poetry Group Discussion and Open Mic, 7 to 8:45 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. 614-882-7277, ext. 2164.

Sept. 22-25 and Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 -- The Addams Family. Otterbein University Theatre presentation. New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams' darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester and Lurch. Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets at otterbein.edu/drama. 614-823-1109.

Sept. 24 -- Dan Heidt and Friends. 7 to 10 p.m. Singer/guitarist/songwriter in the way of James Taylor, Heidt returns with Jeff Tobin and Mike Lemble. Java Central, 20 S. State St., free, java-central.com or 614-839-0698.

Sept. 27 -- Westerville Art League meeting. 6:30 p.m. Kick-off meeting for the season. Featured activity: critique of members' paintings. New members welcome. Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

Sept. 27 -- Westerville Quilt Guild meeting. 6:30 p.m. Presidents-of-the-Month Vicki Melvin and Barbara Vance present Scrap Quilts. Guests and new members welcome. Westerville American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave.; westervillequiltguild.com.

Sept. 29 -- Author Karin Slaughter. 7:30 p.m. Crime writer of 15 thrillers whose first novel Blindsighted became international success. Free copy of new Will Trent release The Kept Woman to first 300 attendees. Free. Registration required at westervillelibrary.org or 614-882-7277.