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.

Arts Week a Success!

In spite of the rain, storms, and extreme heat, Medina County Arts Council’s 35th Annual Arts Week was another success. Thank you to our participants, volunteers and guests for celebrating the Arts in Medina County. We welcome comments or suggestions to help us with planning next year’s Arts Week. Email your suggestions to Jill Morton, Arts Week Coordinator.

The events kicked off with two arts classes for children.  In collaboration with the Medina District Library, artist Jim Gill taught a cartooning and drawing class for 25 young artists. Annette Carruthers taught sculpting skills using polymer clay with 12 children attending.

At noon each day the Medina’s Public Square was filled with special activities and presentations geared to children including chalk art, sing-a-long, interactive dance, and vocal presentations.

The evening performances on Medina’s square included local musicians Grady Miller, John Husbands, Jim Gill, and Parsons and Polk.  We are so fortunate to have these talented musicians in our community.

Other special programs during Arts Week included a program from the Celtic Eagles Band at Lodi Library and Didgeridoo Down Under at the Brunswick Library.  Did you see or hear the Hip Hop class at the Medina library?  The children learning to dance were a big hit with the library visitors or maybe it was the loud music!

The library held a Writer’s Conference on the Saturday of arts week.  The Arts Council served lunch to the writers in attendance.  Thank you to the Medina UCC church for allowing us to use their fellowship hall. 

Thank you to Amy and Emily Winnicki for planning the Medina Public Square program and Aimee Adams and Medina County District Library for their support. And, thank you to Wadsworth and Sharon Center for participating in Arts Week!

Join the Chorus!

The Medina Chorus is looking forward to the start of a new season in September under the direction of Jordan Saul.  All singers are welcome to join the Chorus for the Winter program, particularly Tenor and Bass voices!  Weekly rehearsals begin Monday September 9th at 6:30 pm at our new location: Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina, Ohio.

If you love to sing and are looking for an opportunity to perform challenging choral works under the leadership of a professional music director, come join the 75-voice Medina Chorus for our next season.  No audition is required, but some choral music experience is appreciated. For more information visit

Dining for the Arts Seats Available

Reservations are still available for a unique dining experience in the homes of Medina County Arts supporters. From a delightful Fall Brunch to an evening on the farm that even includes a concert, each of these experiences are special. Invite your friends to join you! Click here for all the details.

Save the Dates: September 5-7, 7-8:30 pm

Discover Medina’s vibrant history through our guided walk around the Historic Public Square. Learn about the lives of Medina’s pioneers through dramatic re-enactments performed around the Square. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for adults and $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 on the night of the walks. On Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 pm, join us for Dine with the Spirits at Miss Molly’s Tea Room, 140 W. Washington Street. Tickets with the meal are $23. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ormandy’s Trains and Toys, 10 Public Square. For more information, go to our website or call 330.722.5502.

Save the Date!

The Liverpool Historical Society presents the 10th Annual Historical Liverpool Spirit Walk on September 21 from 6 to 8:30 pm at Mill Stream Park, Valley City.


Thank you for your continued support!

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