Art & About: Jim White Memorial Paint Out 2019

Art & About 2019


June 13, 14, & 15, 2019 


Art and About is a three-day Plein Air (open air) event that invites talented, local artists to set up and paint outside throughout Waterville on June 13, 14 and 15. This is the seventh annual Art and About event and is sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. There is no fee for artists to participate. However, AWAAC requests that participating artists complete registration information prior to the event.

The public is invited to watch the many artists who will be painting around Waterville on June 13, 14 and 15. Artists can be seen in the downtown area, along the river and various other scenic and historic locations in Waterville.

The community is also invited to join a family-focused scavenger hunt in downtown Waterville during the event. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 13, 14 and 15 visitors will be invited to participate in the Magic Paintbrush Hunt, a search for paintbrush images hidden around the downtown area, to qualify for a drawing to win gift baskets. The baskets will include lots of fun items from local businesses and from the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission.

On June 15 the paintings produced in this event will be on display at the Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville through June 29. The public will be invited to stop in the library and vote for their favorite painting. The painting with the most votes will win the People’s Choice award. Also, first, second, third place and honorable mention awards will be chosen based on judging by local art experts.

In addition, on June 15 the Waterville Historical Society will be sponsoring a tour of five beautiful homes, a church, and two museums and learn the stories that go with each from Waterville’s past. Home tour tickets may be purchased at their website or at the Waterville Library, Waterville Hardware & Paint and Wakeman Archival Center.

The event is named to honor local artist, Jim White. Jim, a very talented artist who always painted in this event, passed away on February 10, 2017. A commercial artist by trade, Jim enjoyed creating landscapes and portraits in both oil paint and charcoal. He won many awards for his work over the years including first place and People’s Choice awards at past Art & About events. During the Paint Out, he often encouraged on-looking children to take his brush and add some color to his painting. Many of his paintings sport children’s signatures next to his own. 

For more information about the art event, contact Lisa Exner at  

Artist information:    

All artists are invited to participate and there is no fee. However pre-event registration is required as each participant receives a small gift for being part of the event.  Get registration form HERE. 

For more information about the art event, contact Lisa Exner at 


Magic Paint Brush Hunt - June 13, 14, 15

Join the fun in downtown Waterville!



Looking for a fun challenge? Join the Magic Paint Brush Hunt sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. Find the Magic Paint Brush images located inside or outside 15 downtown Waterville businesses. Use riddles on the entry form to help find the participating businesses. Completed entry forms will be entered in drawing for gift baskets filled with goodies (gift certificates from local businesses, George Carruth art pieces, gifts from the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission). This is a free event!

Pick-up and drop-off for your entry forms are following locations:

· 3rd Street Blooms - 122 Mechanic St.

· Carruth’s Garden Smiles - 211 Mechanic St. 

· 3rd Street Scoops – 10 N. Third St.

This hunt is part of the annual Art and About 2019: Jim White Memorial Paint Out sponsored by Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission in downtown Waterville on June 13, 14 and 15. Art and About is a three-day event that invites talented, local artists to set up and paint outdoors throughout the historic city. The public is invited to watch the artists paint and interact with them as they work. Art & About is a free family-friendly event which gives the public an opportunity to see these talented artists in action. Stop in Waterville Library beginning on June 17 to vote for your favorite painting.


BuskerFest 2019

BuskerFest 2019

September 7 2019

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Whitehouse Park & Pavillion - 10700 Waterville St., Whitehouse, OH

Sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission

The 2019 BuskerFest will take place on Saturday, September 7.  A variety of street performers  and other exciting art related activities will be located throughout Whitehouse Park. Then from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, a band will perform in the Whitehouse Park Pavilion. There will also be beer and wine available for purchase from 5-9 pm. 

The purpose of the Busker Fest is to encourage local entertainment art and offer a fun event for residents and visitors. This will be a diverse and exciting day that the whole family can enjoy. Food vendors will also be set up during the event. 

This year artisans are invited to set up a booth and sell their wares. There is no cost to participate.

Information for Buskers:

There is no cost to be a busker but pre-registration is required.

Entertainment can include, but is not limited to: 



Sketch artists and painters 

Martial arts 

Theatrical performers 

Face painters 


Balloon artists




This year, BuskerFest will be an acoustic event. Let your imagination run wild but remember this is a family event. 

If you have questions, or need more information, email Jo McElheney at