Events & Art Shows

Special Event Holly Days Artisan Boutique

Two Saturdays, November 6 & 13 • 10 AM to 4 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

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Scheduled Vendors (as of 10/20)

Shoppers at Geauga Park District’s ever-popular Holly Days Artisan Boutique revel in a premier selection of juried Nature-themed gifts by regional artists. It’s the perfect place to find quality handmade items for everyone on your list!

Last year’s two-day format was such a hit, we’re doing it again this year, with a mix of different artisans available both Saturdays. See the above link for a current list of scheduled vendors each week!

Come for The West Woods’ festive natural setting and outstanding quality of items for sale: any variety of ornaments and holiday décor, all-natural bath and beauty products, gourmet food and snack items, unique jewelry and accessories, beautiful and functional pottery and glass items, gifts hand-turned from wood, indoor planters and terrariums, and more.

Plus, the Mistletoe Market returns this year, featuring youth artisans ages 18 and under selling items that they themselves have made at various price points.

All are welcome free of charge. The West Woods is wheelchair/stroller accessible. With questions, please contact Teresa Runion, special events coordinator, at

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

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Calling all artists who live, work or attend school in Geauga County…Geauga Park District and Geauga Arts Council invite you to participate in our Maple SugART Invitational an exclusive project to “upcycle” galvanized steel sap buckets for the creation of artwork!

One hundred buckets historically used for maple sugaring at Swine Creek Reservation will be distributed November 15 through 20 (maximum 2 per artist), and completed entries (1 or 2 per artist) will be displayed in early 2022 at The West Woods Nature Center to honor Geauga’s rich maple sugaring history.

Buckets may be painted/embellished in their current form or deconstructed for materials; any additional media may be utilized. Click the article application above to learn more!

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Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center

Open daily 10 AM to 4 PM


Brant Gebhart, Ron Johnston & Betsy Morris
Running October 15, 2021, through January 10, 2022

A lovely collection of Nature paintings by plein air artists, many created in Northeast Ohio parks
Meet the Artists on Friday, October 15, from 7 to 9 PM

Special Opportunity Greens for Giving

Saturday, December 4
at The West Woods Nature Center

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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 eighth 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.

Registration is required again to participate this year by selecting Programs & Events from the above dropdown. To allow as many people as possible to have a hand in this wintertime tradition, please register for only one hour-long session: either 11 AM to noon, noon to 1 PM, 1 to 2 PM or 2 to 3 PM. Thanks for understanding!

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.