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Insect & Arachnid-Inspired Art Exhibition

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Monday, April 26, 2021
Open 10 AM to 4:30 PM Daily
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Application

Insects have inspired artists for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest human art features insects. In celebration of the creativity sparked through the insect world, and to demonstrate the creative talents of regional artisans, Geauga Park District invites you to participate in a 10-week community art exhibition of artwork inspired by insects and arachnids in all media – whether you be an artist  or someone who’d just like to visit!

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


RobinAnne Ralls Payne Presents “Earthlight Impressions”
Running October 9, 2020, through January 17, 2021

A collection of more than 50 Nature-themed art works of various mediums. You may also stop in to meet the artist on Sunday, January 10, from 1 to 3 p.m

Special Opportunity Greens for Giving

Saturday, December 5
at Big Creek Park‘s Meyer Center *NEW LOCATION*

Registration is required to participate this year, and is currently full for each time with a waiting list.

To allow as many people as possible to have a hand in this wintertime tradition, please register for only one hour-long session: either 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM  or 3:30 PM. Thank you in advance!

Facebook Event

Gather your friends and family around a great cause this holiday season – creating more than 300 evergreen decorations for Geauga County Department on Aging’s home-delivered meals for seniors!

Now in its seventh festive year, Greens for Giving guarantees a way to brighten a senior’s holiday season by building a thoughtful and completely unique handmade creation from scratch.

All supplies – fresh evergreens, decorations and containers – will be provided, but feel free to bring your own hand pruners and additional decorative add-ins if you’d like.

“This is a great way to start your holiday season, sharing a little of your time to share holiday joy with our senior neighbors,” said Holly Sauder, outreach coordinator for the parks.

CANCELLED Candle Light on the Longest Nights

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, December 19, 20 & 21
at The West Woods Nature Center

In accordance with the orders from the State of Ohio, our Candle Light on the Longest Night events have been cancelled. All registered participants will be notified individually by email. However, a smaller registration-only alternative celebrating the solstice will be announced the week of November 23. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for details!