Wednesday, May 29th - Due to chilly temperatures, Adventure Reef Water Park will be closed for the day.

Public Workshops

Since fall 2017, artist Virginia Kistler has been working with children, residents and veterans to create a unique piece of artwork for Oak Park. The dedication of this artwork will be in late spring of 2018. Details will be posted on this page!

Support for this project is made possible by CitySites, the Community Foundation for Kettering and the Ohio Arts Council. ArtLocal is implemented in partnership with Cities of Service (COS), a City of Kettering program dedicated to innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers and address critical city needs. Scroll down to learn more about the project.

Public Workshops

Learn about past workshops held in conjunction with ArtLocal.

veteran storiesVETERAN STORIES 
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10 – 11:30 am 
VFW 9927, 3316 Wilmington Pike 
Share your stories of living in Kettering and participate in a dialogue with artist Virginia Kistler. Kistler is collecting memories and experiences about the history of Kettering, which will be translated into a public artwork for the Oak Park neighborhood in Kettering.

Support for this project is made possible by CitySites, the Community Foundation for Kettering and the Ohio Arts Council. ArtLocal is implemented in partnership with Cities of Service (COS), a City of Kettering program dedicated to innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers and address critical city needs.

Create a Pop-Up House with Virginia Kistler 
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9 am – 12 pm
Greenmont Oak Park Community Church
1921 Woodman Road, Kettering
Virginia Kistler led participants on paper cut and fold techniques to re-imagine where they live by creating a pop-up house.  She also shared ideas about her new artwork for Oak Park. The event was free and open to all ages.

This event was a part of Make a Difference Day in Kettering, hosted by Cities of Service. Learn more about how you can make a difference at https://www.ketteringoh.org/cities-of-service/

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