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Westerville Music and Arts Festival Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

 Monday, July 08, 2013

Westerville Music & Arts FestivalFor the past 39 years, the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival has been a summer highlight for area residents. In 1974, the festival began as a small “street fair” with only 50 artists exhibiting their work. Today, the Music & Arts Festival has grown to accommodate more than 130 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country with an estimated attendance of 18,000 over the course of the weekend. Heartland Bank is proud to serve as this year’s presenting sponsor.

The Chamber has continually monitored the quality of the Festival by making it juried; only artists selected by a panel of judges can participate. The Festival has expanded to include the: Heritage section where craftspeople not only display and sell their works, but dress in period costume, and the Westerville Walkway, which consists of civic service organizations and features emerging artists from Westerville and the surrounding areas.

Another major addition to the Festival is the youth exhibit which allows young artists (ages 3-18) to get involved with a major art show and display their talents. Furthermore, in recognition of the ‘Year of the Arts’ in Westerville, the Festival will feature a fun and interactive youth tent, including Louie! Author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand, hands on art activities, ‘Creative Fun with Recyclables’ with Eric Marlow, Interactive Storytelling with Candace Mazur Darman, ‘Fun with Fiber’ with Gail Larned and a magic show with Nate LeGros. The Youth Tent will be open from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.

Westerville Music & Arts Festival

The 2013 Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival will be held at Heritage Park and Everal Barn on Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults, free for children 16 and under. Free parking within walking distance of the festival will be available. Trolleys will also be transporting festival patrons back and forth from designated areas (College Avenue next to Graeters in Uptown Westerville and Westerville Sports Complex) and drop them off at the Main Street entrance of Heritage Park. The trolleys are free for all festival attendees and will run from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

As the presenting sponsor, you’ll see volunteers from Heartland Bank helping out at the admission gate and at our booth near the Main Street entrance. If you do visit our booth, enter to win one of three VISA gift cards (no purchase necessary). Also, take a stroll along the Westerville Walkway and you will find a great photo opportunity for you and your family. Check us out on Facebook and send us your favorite Westerville Music & Arts Festival pictures!

Here’s the exciting lineup of bands playing a variety of music at this year’s Festival: 

Heartland Bank Stage

Saturday, July 13, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
2:00-3:00 p.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
5:00-6:00 p.m.
6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Morgan After
Jessijem
Blues Reveler
Donna Mogavero
Avalon Nine
Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University 
Sunday, July 14, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:30-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:00 p.m.
2:00-3:30 p.m.
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Sarah Overdier
The Select Phaze
Awards Ceremony
R.U. Bound
Dwight Lenox 

Community Stage

Saturday, July 13, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
4:00-5:00 p.m.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sheri Dean
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Sweta Datta
Blues Reveler
Sam Van Meter
Sunday, July 14, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1:00-1:30 p.m.
1:30-2:00 p.m.

2:30-3:30 p.m.
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Koguryo Martial Arts Academy
Awards Ceremony on the Heartland Bank Stage
Change it Up Charlie
Jimi and the Coolers

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