Special Events

Family Friendly with Sensory Sensitivity Performance of

Alice in Danceland

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Corning Auditorium of

                The Fine Arts Association

                38660 Mentor Ave.

                Willoughby, OH 44094

TICKETS: Call (440) 951-7500 x. 2 or                                        Click the button to the left! (All tickets – $10.00)

Do you need Handicapped Accessible seating?             Please call for arrangements

What you can expect from the performance that is different from the rest:

  • House and Stage lights will remain on low to soften lighting effects
  • Minimal instrumentation will be used to cut volume levels down
    • Actors will also perform without microphones
  • The doors to the auditorium will remain open so families can come and go as they please
  • We will perform the piece without an intermission
  • Patrons can feel free to stand and move between the theatre and the lobby freely
  • Patrons should feel free to talk or make noise
  • Patrons are welcome to bring and use any self-soothing devices that they deem necessary
  • We will provide a quiet area with activities, and staffed by professional therapists and trained volunteers
  • We will have a “pay-what-you-can” concessions table with snacks, available to all
  • ALL ARE WELCOME IN A JUDGMENT-FREE ENVIRONMENT

Join us at the 2022 Willoughby ArtsFest!

When is the Willoughby ArtsFest?

July 16th, 2022 from 10 AM – 5 PM

Where is the Willoughby ArtsFest?

The Willoughby ArtsFest is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Willoughby. Erie and Center Streets, Euclid Avenue, and Wes Point Park will be shut down and filled with artists.

What else is there to do when I come to the ArtsFest?

Boutiques and shops line the downtown Willoughby streets as well as  an abundance of restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat at and take break from the warm weather.

Performances, Concerts, and Recitals

The Performance Department creates opportunities for members of our community to be involved in every aspect of the theatrical experience. There is something for everyone in FAA's performance season.

Womens Committee Events

The Women's Committee of FAA hosts monthly dynamic lunch series events. Open to both men and women, membership in the Women’s Committee offers a diverse palette of activities and events in which to participate.

FAA’s Annual Gala is taking a fun and different approach this year! An Enchanted Evening will take place at The Fine Arts Association on June 11, 2022, from 6:000 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • Cocktails and Art Exhibit, 6:00 p.m.
  • Alice in Danceland Performance, 7:00 p.m.
  • Dinner, 7:45 p.m. 

map, valet, etc.

levels of registration packages

list volunteer opportunities and who to contact 

list sponsorship opportunity and who to contact 

The health and safety of our community is a top priority at The Fine Arts Association. Masks will be required at this event.

Upcoming Share Days at The Fine Arts Association

Each semester, students and faculty prepare a presentation and/or performance to share with their friends and family. All individuals are welcome to attend FAA Share Days!

Monday, December 13, 2021:

  • Beginning Acting for Teens at 4:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Acting for Young Actors at 5:30 p.m.
  • Family Ties Homeschool Program at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021:

  • Intermediate Acting for Young Actors at 4:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate Acting for Teens at 5:30 p.m

Wednesday, December 15, 2021:

  • Improv for Young Actors at 4:30 p.m.
  • Improv for Teens at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 16, 2021:

  • Theatre Discovery: Princess Play at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 17, 2021:

  • Theatre Arts Experience: The Grinch at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 18, 2021:

  • Advanced Acting for Young Actors at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Advanced Acting for Teens at 11:00 a.m.

FAA Community Chorus

The Fine Arts Association invites all Adults and High School students to join the FAA Community Chorus in the following Performance:

MOZART REQUIEM

Including “In Paradisum” by Karl Jenkins.

  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • Painesville United Methodist Church

71 N. Park Pl,
Painesville, OH 44007

  • Fridays, beginning February 4, 2022
  • 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Rehearsals at Lakeland Community College 

For more information regarding the chorus please contact

Phyllis Speirs at mezzo1940@att.net

Click here to make a donation to the FAA Community Chorus. 

Masks will be required.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The Fine Arts Association

38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, OH 44094

Kids 4+ can make a holiday gift for someone on their list for $10 in the Elves Gift Making Shop while you shop! 

Cost of booth space, Elves Gift Making Shop and Bake Sale at FAA’s Holiday Marketplace will benefit the Robert Wolf Scholarship for Visual Arts at The Fine Arts Association.

Click here for vendor information

Vendors keep 100% of their profits.

The health and safety of our community is a top priority at The Fine Arts Association. Masks will be required at this event.

2021 Holiday Marketplace Vendors

Carol Linsenmeier

Towey Trendy Threads
Dannielle Towey
linktr.ee/TOWEYTRENDYTHREADS 

Deborah Durra

Patti L. Meyer

Andy Butcher

Suzanne Benet

Lake Effects Beach Glass
Diane Meros
dianemeros@gmail.com

Noreen Malinowksi’s Embroidery Creations
Noreen Malinowski 

Ronald and James Home and Gift
http://ronaldandjames.com/

Andrews Osborne Academy

Maggie Gatzke

Vicki Loomis

Kelly Noon (Sunshine and Memories)

Hill Woodshop
Alex Hillyard
carihillyard1@gmail.com 

Waterworks by Pat
Pat Carroll Bonander 

Dianne Sims

Madison Whiting

Heartfelt Wool Creations
Kristen Colella

Yvonne Delgado Thomas
www.yvonnedelgadothomas.com  

The Threaded Needle
Caitlin Van Niel
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrodoBobbins 
Facebook: @mrfrodobobbins 
Instagram: @frodobobbins 
Email: frodosbobbins@gmail.com 

Erie Sands
Michelle Mayle

Heather Skye Art
Heather Paterniti

Photography Design Unlimited
www.photodesignunlimited.org 
Specializing in Fine Art Nature Photography,
handcrafted wooden hiking sticks, and
custom-made wooden picture frames.

Berserk Creations
Melissa McCollister
www.BerserkCreations.com 
Info@berserkcreations.com 

Melanie Warman
 
Dana Shulman
 
 
Erin McNevan

THANK YOU to all who participated in
RACE TO EMBRACE THE ARTS:
a "$25K" Virtual Auction

Race to Embrace the Arts was sponsored by Carnegie Investment Counsel, Lakeland Community College, Roy Smith, FAA VP Board of Directors, and Wadsworth Solutions.

Race to Embrace the Arts was supported by Ohio Arts Council.

Total amount raised to be announced soon!

When:

  • Kicks off on June 28, 2021, and runs through July 23, 2021.

Location:

Last year’s virtual auction was such a HUGE success! FAA couldn’t help but embark on its 2nd Annual Race to Embrace the Arts. This virtual auction is chock full of amazing auction baskets, unique auction packages of all shapes and sizes – something to fit everyone’s budget. The $25,000 goal will help to support FAA programs, services, and operations.

It’s time to get on your mark, get set, the race for the arts is about to begin! Create an account and browse auction items here. 

Simply bring your winning item catalog # with you to FAA during the specific dates & times. We will be there to place items in your trunk.  

Schedule of Events: 

Online bidding laps: 

  • Lap 1: runs from Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 10, 2021 
  • Lap 2: runs from Monday, July 5 to Saturday, July 10, 2021 
  • Lap 3: runs from Monday, July 12 to Saturday, July 17, 2021 
  • Lap 4: runs from Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 24, 2021 

Items available for bidding are assigned to a “lap”. If there is a specific item you are interested in, check to see which lap it is in so you know the window of time you have for bidding. Each lap opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, running 24/7, and ends on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. 

Curbside Pickup: 

  • Will take place at FAA on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • (July 10, July 17, and July 24) 
  • Please note there will be no pickup on July 3 
  • Special pickup arrangements may be set up on an as-needed basis. 

80+ Different Items to Bid on Beginning TODAY!

Below are a few of the 80+ items that will be available for bidding during the auction. Create an account and bid on your favorite items here.

THE RACE TO EMBRACE THE ARTS is about to begin! 

Race to Embrace the Arts FAQ

On the auction site, please click on the “Donate” button near the top of the home page.   

When you click on the heart icon, you are then “watching” an item. This means the item will be saved under your “My Bid History” page which can be found under the “My Account” tab at the top of the page. You can also do this by clicking “Watch This Item” on the left side of the item page.

All of the items are sorted into “categories” by lap. On the desktop site, go to Categories on the left side, under the Donate button, and click on the lap you would like to see. On the mobile site, select All Items at the top of the page, then select the category you’d like to see. 

Please reference this web page and social media for a list of items in each of the four laps and bidding dates/timesor see the instructions above to view them on the auction site. 

If you open the auction site, there is a search button you can use to find an itemor you can filter items by lap or category.

Simply bring your winning item catalog # with you to FAA during the specific dates & times. We will be there to place items in your trunk.  

Schedule of Events: 

Online bidding laps: 

  • Lap 1: runs from Monday, June 28 to Saturday, July 10, 2021 
  • Lap 2: runs from Monday, July 5 to Saturday, July 10, 2021 
  • Lap 3: runs from Monday, July 12 to Saturday, July 17, 2021 
  • Lap 4: runs from Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 24, 2021 

Items available for bidding are assigned to a “lap”. If there is a specific item you are interested in, check to see which lap it is in so you know the window of time you have for bidding. Each lap opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, running 24/7, and ends on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. 

Curbside Pickup: 

  • Will take place at FAA on Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • (July 10, July 17, and July 24) 
  • Please note there will be no pickup on July 3 
  • Special pickup arrangements may be set up on an as-needed basis. 

We would prefer if most everyone would utilize the convenient curbside pick-up dates and times. However, we will mail small envelopes upon request with a full mailing address.  Larger items may be shipped but the winner would need to absorb the shipping costs. 

Yes, new items may be added throughout the duration of the event. Also, items that did not sell in the first round, may be added back in a later block. 

You will receive a text and email when someone outbids you. From there, you simply click on the link in the email/text which will take you directly back to the item so that you may quickly bid again on that item. 

By clicking on the social media icons, you may share this site with your network. You can also text the link to a few friends to help spread the word. Thank you in advance for sharing the auction site with others!

Link to copy, paste, and share: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/2021-race-to-embrace-the-arts-virtual-auction-23758

The auction system will invoice you via email and instruct you on how to pay upon the block/lap close.

Further questions? Please contact Yvonne Delgado Thomas, Director of Development:
ythomas@fineartsassociation.org
440-951-7500 x112

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PAINESVILLE ART IN THE PARK, AUGUST 21, 2021

Visit us at the 30th Annual Willoughby ArtsFest on July 17, 2021! The Willoughby ArtsFest is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Willoughby. Erie and Center Streets, Euclid Avenue, and West Point Park will be shut town and filled with artists! from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

Click on the “play” icon to watch one of FAA’s filmed performances that were filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Subscribe to FAA’s YouTube channel here.

June 11-13, 2021
MODERN WARRIOR LIVE:
the story and sound of a combat veteran’s journey

By musician Dominick Farinacci and military veteran Jaymes Polling.  

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Modern Warrior LIVE is supported by Ohio Arts Council. 

Modern Warrior LIVE is sponsored by Carnegie Investment Counsel, Carver Financial Services, Lake County Alcohol, Drug, Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board, Roy Smith, FAA Board Member, and the Wickliffe Forever Foundation.

Screenings begin:

  • Friday, June 11
    • 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12
    • 2:00 p.m.
    • 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, June 13
    • 2:00 p.m.
    • 7:30 p.m.

Location:

  • Corning Auditorium:
    38660 Mentor Ave. 
    Willoughby, OH 44094

Modern Warrior LIVE is a theatrical performance about one veteran’s experience when returning to civilian life and his recovery from trauma. Narrated by co-creator Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, this autobiographical production details Poling’s time in the military and his subsequent transition back home.

“Experiencing a story told directly from the person who went through it integrated with the power of a unique artistic environment provides accessibility and empathy into an otherwise hard-to-relate-to experience,” stated Farinacci.   

The delivery of performances will be through a series of screenings in the Corning Auditorium— free to our veteran community. The film is designed for veterans, active military, and their families, health professionals, high school students, and others interested in the health and well-being of our veteran populations. FAA will also have art and music programs available to meet the needs of veterans and their families. 

The purpose of the project is to encourage dialogue and broaden understanding of the challenges faced by veterans helping to de-stigmatize veterans as victims by focusing on shared human experiences, providing hope and a deeper understanding across communities. 

Veteran Polling explains, “With the best of intentions, well-meaning individuals and organizations have crafted a dark narrative around veteran mental health. For those experiencing it, the recognition of post-traumatic stress can often feel insurmountable. Through entertainment, Modern Warrior LIVE provides an alternative viewpoint. If we agree there is an opportunity for growth in adversity, then we have an obligation to ourselves and our loved ones to do everything in our power to define a new path and find what it means to be forged in combat.” 

At this time, seating is limited in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Veteran support services and other community service agencies will be invited to host tables in the gallery during and after the screenings for ease of access to resources and support.  

“Modern Warrior reminds veterans they are not victims and that they can use their experiences to grow and make significant contributions to society,” added Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2001 – 2005) and Vietnam Combat Veteran. 

FAA is honored to be a 1st round recipient receiving a generous grant award of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to present in-person screenings of the film, Modern Warrior Live: the story and sound of a combat veteran’s journey by musician Dominick Farinacci and military veteran Jaymes Polling. 

Matinee (June 12 and 13):

  • 2:00 p.m. Modern Warrior Live screening begins
  • 3:00 p.m. Dialogue with the audience
  • 3:30 p.m. Resource and support tables available in The Fine Arts Association lobby

Evening (June 11, 12, and 13):

  • 7:30 p.m. Modern Warrior Live screening begins
  • 8:30 p.m. Dialogue with the audience
  • 9:00 p.m. Resource and support tables available in The Fine Arts Association lobby

Tickets:

  • FREE for Veterans
  • $15.00 General Admission

Call (440) 951-7500 x100 to purchase tickets. Veterans who receive a free ticket still need to call in order to reserve their seat(s). Tickets are also available for purchase in-person at FAA’s Customer Service desk. 

Handicap seating is available. 

Educational materials and resources will be in the lobby during each of the showings from the following organizations: Lake County Board of DD, Deepwood Industries, Lake County ADAMHS Board, Crossroads Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, and more.

Your donation helps support scholarships for veterans to participate in specially designed music and art programs and services through our Creative Arts Therapies department.
 
To make a donation, click here.