The October Arts Calendar offers no tips and all the treats for fans and attendees of all ages. Numerous gallery exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances welcome the fall public. The workshops teach comedy, creative writing, crafts, painting and more. Fall brings an arts revival in Westerville.
Linda Wilkins is a member of the Westerville Arts Council
October and November – Says Oladejo-Lawal Exhibition. Award-winning Nigerian acrylic artist and Westerville resident specializes in vibrant colors that evoke nostalgia and deep emotions. Java Gallery, 20 S. State St.
Until October 20 – “Expressions.” This rotating exhibition and sale features expressive artwork by David Myers and artists from the studio. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and by appointment.
Until November 6 – “Joanne’s scarves.” In tribute to her 30 years at the University of Otterbein, former students and artist friends have created works inspired by the scarves of Joanne Miller Stichweh. The hours of operation of the Stichweh Gallery are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at 33 Collegeview Road.
Until November 17 – “Common ground: listening to the Ohio of the Appalachians. Brian Harnetty is an interdisciplinary artist working between sound, musical composition and socially engaged art. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Miller Gallery, Art & Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Road.
October and November – “A license for art: photography”. This bi-monthly exhibit will focus on original photographic works by Westerville Community Artists and the Westerville Arts Council. The exhibit can be viewed 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to noon Saturday at the Westerville Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 562 W. Schrock Road.
Every Friday – Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 10 p.m. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free. Go to java-central.com or call 614-839-0698.
Saturdays – Artist demonstrations at the Saturday farmer’s market. 9 a.m. to noon. The artists of the Westerville Arts Council demonstrate their artistic talents. Behind Westerville Town Hall, 21 S. State St.
October 1st – Color Me Calm for Seniors, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will listen to soothing music and color with other members and staff from the Westerville Public Library. Membership in the Center for Seniors is required. Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
October 2 – Brady Fulton and Friends Band, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This upbeat and diverse program includes vocals, uke and percussion. Fulton appears with Carlton Hockaday, Caroline Hennebert, Morgan the Celt and Noah Tolson. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free.
October 2 – Wabi-Sabi watercolor workshop, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Demonstration and individual teaching by Charles Rowland with 35 years of experience in teaching and design. Register at sunbearstudio.com, 22 W. Main St. or call 614-259-3688.
October 3 – Music @ the Museum, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Westerville Symphony musician Daniel Winfield will present 10 to 15 minute solo performances on the viola. Entrance to the Sunday Museum is free. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.
October 5 – Crafting in person with the Council, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Participants will paint and style fall-themed or spooky gourds, perfect for home decor. No experience needed. Organized by Arts Council of Westerville and Good Vibes Winery at 2 S. State St. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com
October 6 – Night market in Fusian, 6 to 9 p.m. Live music, food and Kindness Cubes community art table hosted by the Westerville Arts Council. Fusian Westerville, 79 S. State St.
From October 7 –You’re a Trip: a physical comedy class for children, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm Children aged 8 to 12 will use theater games and improvisation to play with physical gestures and melodrama . The six-week class is limited to 12 children. The location is in Uptown Westerville. For more information, visit goodmedicineproductions.org.
October 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Introduction to Acrylic Painting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In four sessions, artist Lisa Owens offers an understanding of basic materials, pigments, techniques and design. Register at sunbearstudio.com, 22 W. Main St. or call 614-259-3688.
October 9 – John Morgan Trio, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fingerstyle guitar and vocal guru Morgan is joined by pianist Craig Allen and bassist Don Smith. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Go to java-central.com or call 614-839-0698.
12 october – Westerville Concert Band with Westerville Central High School Bands, 7 p.m. The fall concert will be held in the school auditorium, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
October 13 – Wind ensemble from the University of Otterbein: “Here; Now ”, 8 p.m. This first fall semester concert will feature new works and premieres for wind ensemble and will be performed at the Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. This event is free and open to the public, complete with face masks. obligatory.
October 15 – Pianist and composer Charisse Baldoria, 8 p.m. Baldoria will give the Ohio premiere of two of her own works, “Songs without Words” and “Three Rhapsodies,” at the Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St This event is free and open to the public, with compulsory masks.
October 16 – String theory, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A lively band perform classic rock music from the 1960s to 1980s with impressive vocal harmonies. Java Central, 20 S. State St.
17 october – Westerville Symphony presents Masterworks One, 5 p.m. Peter Stafford Wilson will conduct with Christopher Durrenberger and Kirill Gliadkovsky as piano soloists. For more ticket information, visit westervillesymphony.org Presentation at Otterbein University, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
October 18 – Creative Writing for Seniors, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Develop your writing skills with the members and staff of the Westerville Public Library. Membership in the Center for Seniors is required. Class held at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
October 18 – Meeting of the Westerville Arts Council. 5:30 p.m. Attend Blair IT, 653 McCorkle Blvd., Suite L.
October 19 – In-person Sip & Sketch Art Session: Midnight Moon, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will create their personal interpretations of lunar landscapes with acrylic paint. No experience needed. Organized by Arts Council of Westerville and Good Vibes Winery at 2 S. State St. Register at artscouncilofwesterville.com
October 19 – Discussion on poetry and open microphone, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants can share writings and publications with members of the Westerville Poetry Group. Readings follow open discussion. Face cover obligatory. Call the Westerville Public Library at 614-882-7277 to check if the event is in person at 126 S. State St.
21-23, 29 and 30 Oct. – The Otterbein theater presents “A Lie of the Mind”. Sam Shepard’s powerful drama features two dysfunctional families united by marriage in the American West. For timetables and tickets, go to otterbein.edu/theatre-performances.
23 october – Dan Heidt, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Singer / Guitarist / Songwriter presents songs inspired by the history of the heart. Singer and songwriter Whitney Jean and violinist Kristen Elliott will also perform. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free.
October 23 and 27 – Make-it Take-it Decorative Painting Class, October 23 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or October 27 7 to 9 p.m. Heart of Ohio Tole offers an introduction to sheet metal painting on wooden ornaments. Register by October 20 by emailing [email protected] or calling 614-394-8028. Classes are held at the HOOT office, 184 Heatherdown Drive.
24 october – Westerville Concert Band, 3 p.m. The band will perform a free concert in the Westerville Central High School auditorium at 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
October 27 – WACKY Westerville Arts Council Kids & Youth Art Workshop: Festive Fall Fun with Printmaking, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register on artscouncilofwesterville.com
October 30 – Lil ‘Red and the Rooster, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Winner of the Columbus Blues Challenge 2021, the duo of singer Jennifer Milligan and guitarist Pascal Fouquet perform 1940s and 1950s as well as original blues and jazz. Java Central, 20 S. State St. Free.