Making Art Happen
We were so excited to have World Renowned Chalk Artist David Zinn be our guest in Willoughby for Chalk Fest!
Arts Festival 2023
Willoughby Arts Collaborative Yarned Point Park in preparation for ArtsFest and during Artsfest collaborated with the Willoughby Library to create a community tile mural for the Libary's new food pantry
Thanks to a grant award from the Ohio Arts Council, the Willoughby Arts Collaborative has put together a Call for Art and corresponding art traveling art exhibit for youth ages 5-18 who live, work, learn and play in the City of Willoughby. Students were invited to respond to a prompt that together helped to illustrated that our Willoughby community is a beautiful tapestry of people from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe.
Chalk Festive 2022
Last Stop Willoughby
Plaza & Monument
In aligning with Mayor Bob Fiala’s artistic vision for the city of Willoughby, the Willoughby Arts Collaborative, has partnered with the Willoughby Works Foundation and the city of Willoughby to install an iconic art piece and welcome plaza upon entering the gateway of Willoughby on the corner of Mentor Avenue and Erie Street. The art piece was designed by local Lake County artist and Willoughby ArtsFest Co-Chair Bill Rigo. Bill was one of many regional and international artists that responded to the call for artists in fall of 2019. The Willoughby Arts Collaborative awarded Mr. Rigo the commission due to his thoughtful and unique tribute to Willoughby, as he describes “Building for the future without losing sight of the past.” This piece and plaza are envisioned to be a tourist landmark hot-spot much like the “Cleveland” script sign, not just for tourists, but for local citizens as well.
Utility Box Image Wraps
In an effort to beautify the city of Willoughby and foster a sense of
community and place-making, the Willoughby Arts Collaborative, in
partnership with the City of Willoughby and Heart of Willoughby,
solicited local and regional artists to submit work. The chosen
images will adorn traffic boxes throughout the city.
The resulting public art installations will add interest to our city and
offer a shared interpretation and experience for residents, visitors
and businesses. These canvases splashed throughout Willoughby
will serve to reimagine ordinary, mundane, and some would say
visually unappealing, utilities as scenes from beneath Lake Erie,
images from the shores of Lake County and fun food-inspired
The show will be on a traveling exhibit Through Willoughby and be on display at
Stella's Art Gallery March 12th- March 26th
Willoughby Eastlake Schools March 28th- April 8th
Andrews Osborne Academy- International Festival April 11th- April 23rd
The Fine Arts Association April 25th- May 9th
Empty Store Front Displays
2019, 2020, & 2021
Art Time Capsule
Front Steps Project
Painting Willoughby Crosswalks
2018 & 2019