Three Food Truck Tuesday events will
HAPPEN in 2022!!
Join AWAAC as we provide live music, free kids' crafts, artisans' booths and multiple food trucks with yummy selections! 5:00 - 7:30 pm Conrad Park Waterville, OH
Food Trucks: Deets BBQ, Beastro Burger, Maybe Cheese Born With It, Trip N Biscuits, Wandering Bean Coffee Co., Snowie Summers
Live music: Pudge (Dennis Quinn) and Cruzer (Tim Barry)
Free Kids' Craft
Food Trucks: Deets BBQ, Rosie’s Rolling Chef, Lyle’s Crepes, Maybe Cheese Born With It, Wandering Bean Coffee Co., Susie’s Lemonade Live music: Waterville Playshop, Jackson Price
Free Kids' Craft
Food Trucks: Deets BBQ, Beastro Burger, Trip N Biscuits, Big Mealz on Wheelz, Wandering Bean Coffee Co., Snowie Summers
Live music: Josh & Jordan
Free Kids' Craft
If you have enjoyed these events in the past please donate to help PAY our musicians! Donate HERE
Art & About in Waterville was held on
June 16, 17, and 18
2022 award winners include:
First Place - Susan Ritter - Take a Book, Leave a Book
Second Place - Paul Brand - Untitled
Third Place - Aaron Bivins - The Little Old House
Honorable Mention - Sachiko Kawamura - An Artist en Plein Air
People’s Choice - Martha Evans – Our Precious Maumee River
Have you ever had the opportunity to watch an artist in action? Now is your chance at the annual Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission event - Art and About 2022: Jim White Memorial Paint Out. This is the ninth annual plein air (open air) event sponsored by AWAAC and it will be held in downtown Waterville on June 16, 17 and 18.
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. People wishing to view artists as they work may find their locations by visiting 3rd Street Blooms between 9:00 and 11:00. Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission members will be there to share the locations of artists. Artists’ locations will also be noted on the AWAAC Facebook page.
While you are exploring Waterville be sure stop in to see “Portraits of a City”, an exhibit of the art of the Waterville Historical Society at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd. The exhibit will be open June 16, 17 and 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Numerous paintings will be on display by such talented artists as Jim White, Walter Chapman, Robert Stearns, David Myerholtz, and more.
Paintings from the Art & About event will be on display in the Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., from June 18 through July 4. The public is invited to stop in and view the work then cast their votes for the People’s Choice award. Monetary awards will be given for first, second, third places and the People’s Choice award.
This year’s juror is Teri Bersee, former owner of Bountiful Arts Studio in Waterville where she provided art classes for children and adults, which she maintained for ten years. Teri is well respected as an artist and instructor, maintaining a local and regional presence with her artwork, and now adding national level competitions.
Sponsors and supporters for this year’s event include Waugh Consulting LLC, Per Diem Nurse Staffing and Home Care, Mad Anthony’s Tavern, Waffle Dog Artisan Co-op, Waterville Library, and 3rd Street Blooms.
Art & About has taken place for nine years and was renamed in 2017 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.
FALLEN TIMBERS ART FESTIVAL
If you like art, wine, and delicious food then this is the event for you!
The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission is partnering with the Shops at Fallen Timbers to host the second annual Fallen Timbers Art Festival with an art show/sale and wine tasting on November 5 and 6, 2022 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. both days. This indoor event will be held at the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main Street, Maumee, OH 43537. The focus is to uplift our community and celebrate all the wonderful art and artists in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan while also featuring excellent local wine and delectable treats. We are delighted about this new event and aim to make it an annual tradition.
Fallen Timbers Art Festival will feature – and focus on the sale of – exceptional works of art in metal, glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and photography, and more. Many artists will be participating, and along with our food and beverage vendors, we anticipate a wonderful weekend filled with amazing art, wine, treats and fun!
Some outstanding local wineries will be onsite for wine tasting and purchase.
Delicious cuisine will be available for purchase from some amazing food trucks.
A portion of the funds raised will be donated to the Bittersweet Farms Creative Arts Program.
Rue des Artistes (Street of Artists) at Roche de Boeuf Festival -
September 24, 2022
The Roche de Boeuf Festival organized by the Waterville Chamber of Commerce will be held on September 25 in downtown Waterville from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The parade begins at 10:00 am. Always an amazing time, this year’s festival will feature a special 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. This fine arts section named, Rue des Artistes, is organized by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission.
A community art project will be part of this year's event. Stop by N. Second St. to add your special touch to this fun project!
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.
Trashion Fashion Extravaganza 2020 Sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission
The winner was Laura Decsman. Her design team includes Kristina Frederickson, Kate Hatas, Marilyn Wagoner, and Lynne Santus.
Laura’s outfit is made of several un-used surgical drape sheets that would have otherwise been incinerated, thus sending countless chemicals into the air we breathe. The fish scales are made from paint chips, plastic sheets and doggy treat bags – all recyclable materials. The head dress she is wearing is a plastic x-ray cassette bag which is adorned with more fish scales. Her shawl is composed of bubble wrap. The jewelry is designed with used beads and fishing lures, making her just about ready for the Maumee River Walleye Run. Here is hoping we all get on the recycling bandwagon to keep our environment clean.
It was a close contest and we want to congratulation all the contestants: Michelle Pelton, Charlene Gary, Kay-Lynne Schaller, Starbuck Rodger and his design team includes Melanie Sears, Ben Devorss, and Lynn Somogye from Bittersweet Farms, Wendy Gray and her design team Brittany Miller and Courtney Gray from 3rd Street Blooms, Mackinzie Spencer, Olivia Wiczynski, Babs and her design team Aggie Alt from the Old House.
MORE PHOTOS ON EVENT VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY PAGE!
THANKS TO OUR MANY SPONSORS:
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Carruth's Garden Smiles
Downtown Salon - Elena Marlatt
Chowders 'N Moor
Cocina De Carlos
Black Swamp Soap
The French Twist
J.A. Morrin Construction
Waterville Historical Society
The Paper Garden by Min
Team Johnson Limo Service
Golden Window Design
Sylvania Schools Construction Trades
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