AnthonyWayne Area Arts Commission Annual Events

Spring/Summer Art & Craft Classes



Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission Offers Spring Classes

You don’t have to be an artist to join the fun! The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission plans a variety of arts and crafts classes for everyone to enjoy.  Classes are usually held  in the spring at the Waterville Library.

Spring Third Street Planter Project - May




It’s time to fill the Third Street Planters in downtown Waterville with beautiful flora for the summer season. Grab your gardening gloves and come help the Anthony Wayne Area Art Commission volunteers .

Food Truck Tuesdays in Waterville May - August



Great family fun at Food Truck Tuesdays in Conrad Park! Every Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm you can enjoy delicious food choices from several award winning food trucks. Amazing musicians and talented artisans for your listening and viewing pleasure are sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. Great playground for the kids. Bring a chair and stay for the evening.

Art & About: Jim White Memorial Paint Out - June 11, 12, 13, 2020



In June watch artists in action as they paint in scenic Waterville. This event sponsored by Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission is a fun family event. Artists are located throughout the city painting and the public is invited to watch and interact as they work. Paintings are dispalyed at the Waterville Branch Library (800 Michigan Ave.). The public is invited to stop in the library and vote for your favorite painting to win the People’s Choice Award.

Busker Fest - September 12, 2020



Busker Fest is held at 

Whitehouse Village Park 

Come one, come all to Busker Fest! With top-notch performers, tasty treats and an enthusiastic crowd! Buskers are street performers and Whitehouse Village Park is filled with them for your viewing pleasure!

 Lots of local musicians, performers and more  perform throughout the park. Kids’ craft and activity area will be part of the fun. 

 Four local, original music groups perform in the Park Pavilion. 

Food, beer and wine is available for purchase.

Rue De Artistes at Roche De Boeuf Festival September 26, 2020



Mark your calendars for the annual Roche de Boeuf Festival organized by the Waterville Chamber of Commerce to be held on the last Sat. of Sept.  AWAAC sponsors an artists’ area located on N. Second St. Visitors to the festival will have a chance to view, enjoy and purchase the work of over 30 local artists. 

Delightful metal critters, jewelry, paintings, painted wine glasses, beaded serving utensils, garden art, photography, mosaic glass work and more are part of the beautiful work on display. Also, local musicians provide some musical accompaniment for the shoppers’ listening pleasure. 

Additional Events coming up for 2020


Trashion Fashion - March 7, 2020


It has been said that one man’s trash is another’s treasure but in the case of the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission trash will be fashion during the organization’s Trashion Fashion Extravaganza.

The event sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts, in partnership with Story Point Waterville, will be held on March 7, 2020 at Story Point Waterville, 1470 Pray Blvd. from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. in the lovely Bistro Room.

Before the event, individuals or teams will be invited to create clothing from recycled materials for a runway style fashion show during the event. Anyone  is welcome to enter to show their creative fashions made from recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled. A grand prize will be awarded. 

If clothing design is not your thing, don’t worry -  you can still be part of the fun! Just come and view the style show, enjoy some delicious food prepared by the amazing Story Point chef, partake in adult beverages, listen to music and bid on some artsy silent auction items. 

Mark your calendars now for this cool March 7 event.  Designer registration and ticket order forms are on form page of this website.  Ticket prices : $25 for AWAAC members; $30 for non-members.

AWAAC is always promoting the arts as well as recycling and reusing materials for the greater good of our planet. Help support our efforts! Enter the fashion design contest or buy tickets and attend this unique event. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Bittersweet Farms Creative Arts Program.

Waterville Bridge Run - date to be determined

AWAAC and Dave's Running will be hosting a 5K run, family walk and bicycle race across the Waterville Bridge.  We are working with ODOT to make this happen and will post the date and more details as soon as we can.


Spring Bus Trip - location & date to be determined