Wayne Center for the Arts

MON-THURS: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holidays may limit hours. Please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date hours.



All exhibits are free and open to the public during Wayne Center for the Arts regular business hours

For information regarding submitting for a gallery show, please contact lynn@wayneartscenter.org. Currently we are booking for mid 2020.

Summer Exhibitions

  • Double Exhibit
    Double Exhibit

    May 24 - June 22
    Looney & Gault Galleries
    Opening Reception
    May 24th 6:00-8:00 pm

    Two Concurrent Shows in the Looney and Gault Galleries:
    The World According to Joe - photography by T.C. Ottinger
    Equine Expressionism and Other Works - works by Margaret Freed

    Margaret Freed paints rural themes in oil and watercolor. This exhibit is a sampling of her evolving style over the last twenty years. Included are samples of her illustrations and personal work, equine oil paintings, plus examples of a new group of work that represents the next phase of her artistic journey.

    T.C. Ottinger is a veteran whose work explores the relationship of military service and civilian life. In "The World According to Joe," Ottinger views his travels through the eyes of the iconic G.I. Joe action figure.

  • The Bovard/Jackson Exhibit
    The Bovard/Jackson Exhibit

    July 12 - August 10
    Looney & Gault Galleries
    Opening Reception
    July 12th 6:00-8:00 pm

    Kathy Prosser Bovard began her journey as an artist following a long career in public service that culminated in serving as Chief of Staff to Senator John Glenn. Kathy's work in watercolor is whimsical and full of life, and is a testament to continuing education in the arts for discovering new talents and ways of creative expression.

    Michael Jackson, mentored by his grandfather, William Connors, began painting at the age of 8. He went on to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. In 2001, Michael moved to Wooster, Ohio to begin a career in Industrial Design. He has now shifted his attention from product design back to the canvas. He has shown his paintings in group shows at the Wayne Center for the Arts since 2010 and currently participates in juried shows throughout N.E Ohio.

Fall Exhibitions

  • Woodturners Exhibition
    Woodturners Exhibition

    September 19 - October 12
    Looney & Gault Galleries
    Opening Reception
    September 19th 6:00-8:00 pm

    North Coast Woodturning joins Buckeye Woodturning & Woodworking for their annual display of art and craftsmanship. Woodturners use a wood lathe with hand-held tools to create works of art from a variety of woods. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a range of forms limited only by the imagination of the artist or craftsperson.

  • Kevin Walton Exhibition
    Kevin Walton Exhibition

    October 25 - December 14
    Looney & Gault Galleries
    Opening Reception
    October 25th 6:00-8:00 pm

    Kevin Walton paints landscapes, portraits, and still lifes inspired by a love of history. From his Dalton studio, Walton creates large-scale oil paintings that have recently won recognition from the Ohio Arts Council and the Canton Museum of Art. "My works," says the artist, "are meant to convey the simple truth of a shared humanity."

Winter/Spring Exhibitions

  • 2nd Annual Wayne/Holmes Artists' Exhibition
    2nd Annual Wayne/Holmes Artists' Exhibition

    January 10 - February 14
    Looney & Gault Galleries
    Opening Reception
    January 10th, 6:00-8:00 pm

    Join us for the return of the Wayne/Holmes Artists' Exhibition!
    This celebrated show is open to any artist working or residing (currently or formerly) in Wayne or Holmes County. Our 2019 exhibition received tremendous reviews and record crowds; don't miss the chance to be a part of a fantastic new tradition!
    Judged and juried exhibition, cash prizes available.

    More information available here!
    Submission Deadline: October 1st