Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Celebrate Art

This weekend, visit the 35th annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival at Heritage Park (Cleveland and W. Main) and Everal Barn.

Saturday, June 12th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking.

The festival features live music, entertainment (including magic, gymnastics, and storytelling), youth art, artists, youth activities, food concessions, and the Westerville Walkway to celebrate the Westerville creative community.

Heritage Park is a straight shot from 270 north on Cleveland Ave. Free parking is available at the Sports Complex on (325 and 350 N. Cleveland Ave.), Calvary Bible Baptist Church on Cleveland Ave., the COTA park-n-ride lot on W. Main St. tween the senior center and fire station at Collegeview and W. Main), and at the following businesses on Collegeview, south of W. Main: Americheer and the Otterbein College Art & Communication Building.

While you're at the festival, the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association members encourage you to Shop Uptown Westerville (just 1 mile east of the arts festival).

For more information, contact the Westerville Chamber at 614.882.8917 or visit the Festival Website.

Also this weekend, check out Otterbein Summer Theatre and Westerville Parks & Rec's Sounds of Summer Free Music Series features the Beatles tribute band British Invasion at the Alum Creek Park North amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Thanks to Otterbein College Student Abby Hudson for this year's festival poster art. Love this image? We do, too. Get it on a t-shirt! Check out the Chamber booth when you are at the festival -- adult sizes $15/children's sizes $8.

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