Day Trippin' to Chicago Bus Trip

Day Trippin' to Chicago



April 27, 2019   

One Day Bus Trip to Chicago sponsored by Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission

Leave the driving to Lakefront Lines Bus Company! Relax and enjoy a fun day trip to Chicago. You set your own agenda for the day. Maybe see Hamilton at CIBC Theatre matinee (pre-ordering tickets NOW is highly recommended), check out One of a Kind Fine Arts & Crafts Show. explore Chicago Museum of Art, take in a ball game, shop, eat at your favorite restaurant, relax and people watch – the options are endless. 

There are TONS of exciting things happening in Chicago and you can plan what suits you best! We’ll provide a list of ideas when you register. Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Bus will leave from Waterville 6:30 AM. Saturday, 27th.  Return bus will leave Chicago at 8 PM on April 27th and arrive in Waterville about 12:00 AM

Questions: Contact Lisa Exner at or 567-686-6921. Proceeds benefit AWAAC. 

Registration Information: $65 for non-members; $60 for AWAAC members. Fee must accompany the registration. Registration and money are due by 2/20/19 and no refunds will be issued after this date. Seats are limited so register TODAY.

Registration Deadline – April 19, 2019 

Download registration form HERE to register by mail or register online below.


Day Trippin' to Chicago - AWAAC Members


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One day bus trip to Chicago. Departure and return to Waterville, OH. Relax and leave the driving to us. Set your own agenda for the day. 

Day Trippin' to Chicago - Non-Members


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Spring into Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit at Waterville Library - April, 2019


Artists are invited to display their art work at the Spring into Art Exhibit sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission. This exhibit will be held at Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., in Waterville, Ohio for the month of April, 2019. The displayed art work is intended to demonstrate the talent of our many local artists and to raise the awareness about these artists. It is also meant to engage the public in the art work by careful viewing of the work. This is not a juried show and there are no awards connected to the exhibit. All types of art work are welcome.  There is no fee to participate but prior registration is required. 

Art work will be on display at the library beginning on April 1 through April 30. The public will be invited to stop in the library during regular hours to view the work. All participating artists, their family and friends will be invited to attend an open house reception at the library to be held on April 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. in Meeting Room A. This will be an informal reception and people can drop in anytime during the designated hours. 

Special thanks to the Waterville Branch Library for their on-going partnership with the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission.

For more information about participating in this show, contact Lisa Exner at or HERE.


Art & About: Jim White Memorial Paint Out 2019

Art & About 2019


June 13, 14, & 15, 2019 

Located throughout Waterville with final art display at the Waterville Library, 800 Michigan St. sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission

Art and About is a three-day Plein 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. 

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. 

The public is invited to watch the artists paint around town on June 13, 14 and 15. This year beginning on June 15 the paintings produced in this event will be on display at the Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville until 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.

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 


BuskerFest 2019

BuskerFest 2019

August  17, 2019

5:00 pm - 9:00 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, August 17.  A variety of street performers  and other exciting art related activities will be located throughout Whitehouse Park. Then from 6:00 to 9:00 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. 

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