The Westlake - Bay Village Rotary Art Festival took place on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Dozens of artists of various mediums participated. Food trucks provided delicious meals. Some of the over 2,000 patrons sipped their favorite cold drink in the beer and wine garden.  Musical groups performing throughout the day included classical winds, rock and jazz.
Kids and adults enjoyed a balloon artist, the artist raffle, snow cones and popcorn.
The Festival was held on the grounds of Westlake Porter Public Library. Shaun Kinley, the festival's featured artist, paints textural acrylics capturing action and energy with intensity as his works illuminate the subjects with brilliant color, stroke and substance. He was honored with a proclamation from Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. The money raised from this festival goes directly back to the community for funding such things as kitchen equipment for Meals on Wheels, college scholarships for Westlake and Bay Village high school graduates, family dinners at Ames House - Hospice of the Western Reserve, assistance to those with special needs including Best Buddies, Milestones Autism Resources and STAR Camp.
Tim Richards of Star 102.1 FM cut the ribbon to start the festival.