Arts Views is a monthly e-newsletter for Medina County Arts Council patrons and Medina County residents to promote and build community excellence through the arts.


There’s Still Time!

If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to make your reservation to attend the Medina County Arts Council’s Summer Soiree on Thursday, June 6. It will be a delightful summer evening with samplings from local restaurants, desserts and wine while honoring our Service to the Arts awardees – Cindy Allman and the City of Medina Bicentennial Celebration Committee.

Click here to make a reservation.

We’ll be auctioning off some great “experiences” like tickets to a Browns game, cooking classes, food & culture tour of Little Italy, tickets to Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, tickets to Great Lakes Theater. All this and more to raise funds to support and encourage the arts in Medina County … Plan to join us!


Join Us for Arts Week: July 14-20

This year marks the 35th year for annual tradition of Medina County Arts Week, bringing live performances and arts experiences to Medina County. We have another great schedule lined up for this year … and it’s all free! Click here for the full schedule.

Here are just a few of the performers and shows we will be featuring:

Grady Miller – Monday July 15 – 7:30 pm at Medina Gazebo

Grady Miller is an Americana & Blues group based out of Akron, Ohio. They perform all over the country, presenting well-crafted original music in an eclectic mix of genres.

Cathy Grady (formerly Miller) is a songwriter, vocalist, and fiddler, with a wide range of styles and influences. Her powerful alto voice has shades of Etta James and Sippie Wallace, and has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Joan Osbourne.

She blends blues, folk and country into her unique style of fiddle and viola and although she was classically trained at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, she tries not to let it show.

Michael Grady is an award-winning, accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist. He has an impressive catalog of songs that crossover a number of genres. His playing style is often compared to Eric Clapton, with a dexterity and sensibility all his own. His command of the guitar is phenomenal, as are his skills as a songwriter.

Together, they create a powerful blend of styles that captivates audiences with their variety and intensity. Their lyrics speak to the soul and take you along on a journey through the stories of life. They freely move between Folk, Rock, and Blues to Country and Irish fiddling, but the essence of their sound lies at the crossroads of the Americana and Singer-Songwriter genres. For more information, go to

Digideridoo Down Under – Friday, July 19, 10 am at Brunswick Library

Didgeridoo Down Under offers the most exciting Australia-themed shows, concerts and workshops in the U.S. The show is a unique fusion of music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation. The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". The performance is active vibrant and engaging.

Hip-Hop Workshop – July 16-18 – 3 pm at Medina Library, for grades 3-5

Krista Juderjahn from Ignite Dance Studio will be teach street dance styles over the three days. Krista began her dance training at the age of five and has received multiple scholarships for her dancing. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with concentrations in Performance and Teaching and has worked with many great dance artists.

She is currently a member of The Puzzle League, a Chicago based hip hop crew. The Puzzle League is three time reigning champions of Prelude Midwest and two time champions of World of Dance. She has most recently joined CODA, another Chicago based hip hop crew to broaden her training and performance opportunities. Learn more at

Medina Public Square Gazebo

Medina Community Band Summer Concerts
Every Friday, beginning June 7 at 8:30 pm through July 26


Wadsworth Public Library: Bobby Selvaggio & Anthony Taddeo
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joe Leaman: Sounds of the Caribbean/Steel Drums
Monday, June 10, 2019, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Sounds of Summer to Benefit Children’s Cultural Outreach Programs
The Corkscrew Saloon, 811 West Liberty, Medina
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6 pm

Opera Under the Stars 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jazz Under the Stars: Neo Dixie
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Find Us @ Pizza Palooza: June 15

Be sure to stop by our giant pizza oven booth at the Medina County Pizza Palooza at Medina Public Square – June 15 from 9 am to 1 pm. Admission is FREE and $8 Pizza Sampling Tickets will be available for purchase onsite. We’ll have fliers about our upcoming Arts Week and a fun craft to make! Find out more here.

Thank you!

You have received this newsletter because you have been or are currently supporting the Medina County Arts Council, or you have been involved in The Arts in Medina County. The MCAC thanks you for investing in The Arts and in our important mission to develop and enhance The Arts in our communities. If you have not yet renewed your annual membership or if you want to consider another level of giving, such as the MCAC Endowment Fund, click here.

Also, please forward this email to your friends, family and colleagues to share how important The Arts and the Medina County Arts Council are to you. 

Dan Hostetler, President
Pat Chaloupek, Vice President
Linda Loveless, Secretary
Ann Cole, Treasurer
Aimee Adams
Dallis Conrad
Paulette Grubb
Elaine Lamb
Donna Mittler
Jill Morton
Chris Nespeca
Vicki Sheridan
Craig Staufer