The Art of It All: Part Deux - 2015 Richland County Arts Week

Friday, July 24, 2015

Presented By: Richland County Development Group

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“The Art of It All" returns this July from the Saturday the 18th through the Saturday 25th.

Like last year, it is a week packed with cultural events: at least one arts-related event on every day.


Sat, July 18, 1-9pm, $5/$7

The week kicks off at the Mansfield Art Center’s annual summer event, Art Explosion! Often referred to as Art-X, this event is an art and music festival fundraiser held annually in the summer. Artists, vendors, music, food, and drink.  Click here for more information.

Sat, July 18, 2-4pm, Free

At Main Street Books, Ohio poets and poetry appreciators will gather for a reading by Christine Howey and Barbara Sabol, followed by an open mic.
Click here for more information.

Sun, July 19, 3pm, Free

Piano recital by Rachel Ballitch at the Congregational Church.

Mon, July 20, 6-8pm, $15

Element of Art will be holding an open studio session, a beach-themed BYOC (Bring Your Own Creativity) event. The cost includes snacks, paint, brushes, canvases, easels, and still life inspiration from the shore. Click here for more information.

Tues, July 21, 6:30-7:30pm, Free

Visit The Renaissance Theatre to catch a special sneak preview of their summer musical, Mary Poppins. See the hard work behind the magic.
Visit for more information.

Wed, July 22, 7pm, Free

At Relax, It’s Just Coffee, Doug Wertz of the Mansfield Playhouse and Joe Fahey of the OSU-Mansfield Theatre Department will read from plays, including a mix of comedies and dramas and some short samplings from each of their 2015-2016 seasons.

Thurs, July 23, 6pm, Free

The Richland Academy is hosting an event called Concert and Cabernet. Rachel Ballitch will play the piano and sing at a recital that will be followed by wine and cheese. Visit for more information.

 Fri, July 24, 6pm, Free

Main Street Books is putting together a Poetry Potluck. Participants are asked to bring a favorite line of poetry and a beverage. They will collaborate on a writing game. Click here for more information.

 Fri, July 24, 7:30pm, $5/$10

Mid Ohio Opera is performing L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) in the Mansfield Senior High Auditorium.
Visit for more information. (There is a performance on Sun, July 26 @ 3pm)

Sat, July 25, 1-3pm, Free

Join us after The Shawshank Hustle for a book signing with Joe James, author of The Ohio State Reformatory: An Overview and Louis Bromfield and His Malabar Farm. Visit for more information.


 Search for “The Art of It All” on Facebook for information online. Contact Kathy Goodwin at Element of Art with questions:

96 North Main Street
Mansfield, OH



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