Now in its fourth year, the Light-UP Lantern Festival in University Park takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday on Crouse, Kirn, and Spicer Streets in Akron surrounding Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.
The free festival offers the lantern parade, music, and visual and performing arts. You can find lantern-making instructions at http://lightuplantern.com/?page_id=5, or stop by the lantern booth and make one on the spot.
For more information, call 330-253-6268.
Stark County artists, teachers, and representatives of nonprofit organizations serving the area are being asked to propose Great Ideas to ArtsinStark in hopes of being awarded a grant ranging from $500 to $10,000. Deadline to apply is Oct. 22.
The arts council is looking for projects that are innovative or, in the case of schools, follow the SmArts plan for arts-for-learning projects. Individual artists are invited to apply for mini grants ($500) for new projects to benefit the community. Up to $150,000 is available for projects taking place in 2013.
Find the Great Idea form at http://artsinstark.com or pick up a copy at the ArtsinStark offices, 900 Cleveland Ave., NW, Canton. After a form has been received, grant applications will be provided. Guidelines and information are available on the website or by calling Anne Wadian at 330-453-1075, ext. 204. Schools should contact Education Coordinator Jennifer Hickman at 330-453-1075, ext. 208.
Cleveland-area nonprofit art centers and galleries will hold 21 exhibits in 14 different venues as part of Watermarks 2012, an international papermaking conference being held Wednesday through Oct. 21 in Cleveland.
The conference will include papermaking workshops and demos, lectures, exhibits and gallery and museum tours that are open to both professional artists and the public.
Register at http://morganconservatory.org/home.htm or at 216-361-9255 for the conference at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education Foundation, 1754 E. 47th St., Cleveland.
Information on preconference workshops, which begin on Monday, and a listing of exhibits can be found on the website.
Reception — Akron Woman’s City Club Gallery 732, 732 E. Exchange St., holds a 5 to 7 p.m. free reception for artist Vijay Rastogi. 330-762-6261 or www.akronwomanscityclub.com.
Potting Around — Zeber-Martell Clay Studio, 43 Furnace St., Northside District, Akron, begins fall classes with one on making a decorative fall platter. Others include a mug workshop, necklace workshop, decorative tile class and a holiday workshop. 330-253-3808 or www.zeber-martell.blogspot.com.
Dollhouse Exhibit — The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive, holds a 6 to 8 p.m. free opening for the dollhouse exhibit Life in Miniature, on view through March 3 in the Keller Gallery. Curator Kim Kenney will present a “Tea with the Curator” program at 10 a.m. Monday on the history of dollhouses and miniatures, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition; $15, includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. Paid reservations are required by Friday. Call 330-455-7043. The Museum Shoppe will be selling raffle tickets to win a furnished dollhouse; winner will be drawn at the Holiday Open House Nov. 30.
Opening — The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve opens Verwandlung: A Collection of Work by Mario Kujawski, with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception at 1834 E.123rd St., Cleveland. On view through Nov. 9. 216-721-9020.
Book Sale — Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, is having a sale of gently used art books and art supplies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CVAC instructors will give demonstrations of their painting styles. Coffee and pastries on sale. 330-928-8092 or www.cvartcenter.org.
Opening — The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., University Circle, opens Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th-Century Paris, on view through Jan. 21 in the prints and drawings gallery. Related programming includes: Mary Cassatt: An American in Paris, a free talk at 2 p.m. Saturday by Heather Lemonedes, curator of drawings, in the Recital Hall; and Public Women: Actresses, Dancers and Prostitutes in 19th-Century Paris a free talk at 6:30 p.m. by Dr. Mary Weaver Chapin, Portland Art Museum, on Jan. 9 in the Recital Hall.
Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture for the Akron Beacon Journal. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.