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.


You’re Invited!


Invitations have been mailed out for the Medina County Arts Council’s annual fundraising event, “A Summer Soirée” & the 32nd Service to the Arts Awards to be held on Thursday, June 6, 6:30 pm at the Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville. If you haven’t received an invitation, no worries! Just click here to rsvp online. Or if you prefer a printed version, click here, print, and mail the rsvp back to us with your check made payable to “The Medina County Arts Council.” See you there!

What’s Happening at the Summer Soirée?

Join us for a delightful summer evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres from Medina restaurants, fun activities, great fellowship, and a celebration of the Arts!

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Live Auction of Unique Experiences

  • Purchase Seat Reservations for “Dining with the Arts”

  • 32nd Service to the Arts Awards Ceremony

32nd Service to the Arts Awards Honorees

Each year, Medina County Arts Council Trustees honor well-respected and deserving individuals and organizations in our community for their passion, efforts, and commitment to the arts in Medina County. This year’s Individual Award goes to Cindy Allman and the Organization Award goes to The Medina Bicentennial Committee. You can learn more about this year’s recipients on our website or at the event.

Dine with the Arts!

During the Summer Soirée, attendees will be able to purchase reservations for Dining with the Arts which is a series of dinners, brunches, and wine tastings hosted by supporters of Medina arts in their homes and backyards across the County. Information about specific locations, menus, and dates will be posted at our website, as they become available.


2019 MCAC Scholarship Winner Announced: Matthew Dietrich

This year, the MCAC Board of Trustees voted to grant the one-time scholarship to Brunswick High School senior, Matthew Dietrich. Matthew is heavily involved with Brunswick Marching Band as its Drum Major. He is a member of all major ensembles at Brunswick including jazz band, wind ensemble, and also participated in the Ohio All-State Band where he was selected as principal of the saxophone section. Matthew has been accepted to the University of Akron to pursue a degree in Music Education. In his essay, Matthew states he wants to share the gifts he received through his passion for music to help and influence people to become better versions of themselves.


The MCAC Board of Trustees will award the scholarship at the Service to the Arts Awards evening on June 6. We congratulate Matthew and the other 14 applicants on their dedication to the arts.

Upcoming Arts Events in Medina County

The newly updated Medina County Arts Council website includes a list of Arts-related events and activities that are happening within Medina County communities. Click here for the full list of upcoming events.

2019 Arts Week Festival Dates Announced


The 2019 Arts Week Festival will be held the week of July 14-19 in several locations across Medina County. The events are presented by the Medina County Arts Council in partnership with the Medina County District Library, Wadsworth Library, Arts in Action - Sharon Center, and the Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO). Free concerts and activities are scheduled. Check our website for more details.


Summer Classes for Kids

Summer Arts Classes will be held at Medina County District Library/Medina Branch. FREE Registration begins June 1 at or by calling 330.725.0588.

African Safari: Polymer Clay: July 9–11, 2019, 12:30–2:30 pm
Grades 4 & Up, Class Size: 15
Take a clayful journey through Africa. Create clay projects including a steampunk elephant and a mixed-media lion. Instructor: Annette Carruthers. All art supplies provided.

Drawing & Cartooning: July 9–11, 2019, 10 am–12 pm
Grades 4 & Up, Class Size: 22
Learn to draw cartoon characters and personify both animals and objects. Instructor: Jim Gill. All art supplies provided.


Allison Sartain Recognized for Medina Mural

On April 7, Medina High School junior Allison Sartain was recognized for the mural of Medina she recently completed on the 6' x 11' wall in the HUB. She worked 40 minutes a day, 5 days a week during her study hall since October 23, 2018. Congrats Allison! Thank you for such a wonderful gift. Check it out on Facebook.


Share Us with Friends & Family

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 MCAC are to you. 

If you’re interested in becoming a member, volunteer, or trustee of the Medina County Arts Council, email or call 330-722-5502.

Trustees: 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; and Craig Staufer.