"To Westerville, With Love"

The City is seeking submissions from artists, local and beyond, to showcase their love and fondness for Westerville through art in a new exhibition called “To Westerville, with Love.” This exhibition will feature artists who have created artwork with Westerville as the subject matter and pay homage to the citizens, history, culture and architecture of the Westerville community. A committee of City of Westerville staff and local artists will select entries for exhibition.

“Submissions will be accepted in all mediums, sculpture and audio visual artworks excluded,” said Derrick McPeak, Arts Program Supervisor for Westerville Parks and Recreation. “Artists of any age are encouraged to submit.”

The exhibition will be on display at the Westerville Community Center the month of February.

Entries will be accepted by email only. High quality photos or images of your artworks should be emailed to arts@ with the subject line “To Westerville, With Love Art Submission.” Individuals may submit up to five pieces each.

All submissions should include the following:
1. Name
2. Phone Number
3. Title of Artwork
4. Medium of Artwork
5. Size of Artwork
6. Value of each Artwork

Artists will be notified by email of their selection and should deliver their submissions to the Westerville Community Center. The City will provide the means for display of two dimensional work. Artists may be required to provide the means for the display of three-dimensional work.

Submission Rules:

Artwork (Paintings, Illustrations/Drawings, Collage)

  • Fulfill the overall size specifications. No larger than 18” x 24” with depth no larger than 4”
  • Express your own original artwork
  • If selected, all artwork must be framed and ready to hang

Photography (Color or Black and White)

  • Photos must be high resolution (300 dpi or higher)
  • All photos must be between 8” x 10” and 11” x 14” with frame size not to exceed 16” x 20”
  • All photo submissions should be matted, framed and ready to hang.
  • NOTE: All submitted photos may be used in future promotions with the City of Westerville.

Other (Quilts, Fiber/Fabric, Stained Glass, Written Work, etc.)

  • Quilts should be no larger than 60” x 84”
  • Stained Glass pieces should be no larger than 18” x 18”
  • All other submissions should not exceed a finished size of 16” x 20”

Artist Reception
Artists and their families are invited to an open reception on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Each artist selected may bring prints of their artwork to offer for sale.

Public Art in Westerville Spaces

Westerville is dedicated to supporting the arts community. Throughout the City, you will find a collection of public art installations. With so much art to see and learn about in Westerville, check out the video below to discover how public art has grown in our area and positively affected the community. 


"A Celebration of Life" - The Cobert C. Collins Collection Cobert C. Collins sculptures span four continents, a dozen countries, more than 3,000 private and public facilities and are now on display in Westerville. A large portion of Collins' work was given to the Westerville Parks Foundation in partnership with the Cobert C. Collins Memorial Sculpture Fund, LLC. Through this partnership, his art will continue to be publicly enjoyed and sold in the greater Westerville area. His sculpted images range from six-inch tall representational figures to 20-feet tall steel abstracts weighing several tons. For additional information on Cobert C. Collins, visit