Gahanna Lincoln High School's Community Art class is bringing back the Herb N' Arts Fair with a new art gallery to be featured from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Park, 75 W. Johnstown Road.
The event, being held in conjunction with Gahanna's Herb Day, will showcase the talents of students from all 11 Gahanna-Jefferson schools.
Senior William Farney said the gallery section would have art on display, as well as works that can be purchased from the district's students and teachers.
"There will be three-dimensional art and some two-dimensional digital work," he said. "We're trying to hit every nook and cranny. Most of the 3-D category is pottery. Our 3-D Concepts class has a lot of amazing artists."
The goal of the Community Art class, taught and advised by Sharon Iseringhausen, is to increase community awareness of the importance of the arts in Gahanna.
Farney is in his second year taking the class, with the fair being the culminating project.
"I thought it would be nice to take an interest in the newer aspects of the fair," he said. "This year we made it more inclusive (offering something for everyone). This is one of the best classes and most influential I've taken at the high school."
Junior Breanna Gardner, coordinator of youth-art activities, said the fair also would offer many different stations where youngsters can create art projects to take home.
"We have painting flower pots, where kids can paint their own flower pot; (they also can) build a bug out of styrofoam and construction paper," she said. "We will also tie-dye shirts. There are a bunch to choose from."
Gardner said most activities are free of charge.
"We'll be selling art pieces from all the different Gahanna schools," she said.
In addition to the art gallery and hands-on activities, Herb N'Arts will feature physical-education stations, vocal and instrumental music and theater-department performances.
Several food trucks will be on hand.
For more about the event, visit www.glhscommunityart.com.
Herb Day, a one-day annual celebration of all things herbal for the Gahanna community and the region, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 at Creekside Plaza, 117 Mill St., and is presented by Andrea Taylor, State Farm agent.
The herb sale will include 4,000 plants and more than 100 varieties of herbs, including varieties of classic favorites such as rosemary and basil.
Several speakers are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For more information, visit OhioHerbCenter.org.