Ravenna’s Art on Main offered a day of fun for the community

While their kids draw with chalk on the sidewalk, their parents sat on benches and grass surrounding the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11.

Ravenna and Portage County together on Main Street in downtown Ravenna to showcase artists in the community on Saturday, June 11. Lined up along the blocked-off street, artists sold their work ranging from paintings to sculptures to quilt making to jewelry.

Other attractions included a winery table, food trucks and live music. People and pets lounged in the grass while kids drew with chalk.

The event was put on by Main Street Ravenna, and this was the fifth year they have run it. Organizers described the event as a success with a good turnout.

Noel Reeves is one of the musicians to play live music at the Art on Main festival in Ravenna on Saturday, June 11.
Kids climb on top of Bill Starcher’s sculptures made entirely of motorcycle tires at the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11.
The president of the board of Main Street Ravenna, Amy Adams, pets a dog at the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11. She says she is happy with the turnout and impressed with the art at the festival.
Don Jeffery pets a customer’s dog in front of his booth at the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11. Don sells watercolor paintings of the community, catering them to each community he sells his work in.
Clarissa, owner of Carissa Menagerie, sells her art at a booth at the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11. Clarissa’s business includes unique artwork and lavender flowers from her farm.
Jodie Litowitz, one of the members of the Cocoon Makers, smiles behind the booth at the Art on Main Ravenna festival on Saturday, June 11. The Cocoon Makers make resources for people experiencing homelessness, such as blankets and sleeping bags.
Eddie L. Harris stands in front of his paintings at a booth at the Art on Main festival on Saturday, June 11. He describes his paintings as “eclectic” with no particular medium or subject matter.
Sophia Lucente
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