November 20 through the 29th is our Open House ! Visitors enjoy half price admission tickets for adults ( $ 5 rather than $ 10 per adult ) and students under age 18 are free ! In addition our gift shop has 10% off storewide and 20% off all Fall and Christmas items. The art exhibit and gift shop at DWC is a must see for visitors from near and far. We are located on top of Square Hill between Sugarcreek and Walnut Creek Ohio on State Route 39. Our portico and 30 foot tall clock tower, complete with observation deck, offer excellent views of Walnut Valley, the most photographed location in Ohio's Amish countryside.
It is here that David Warther, a fifth generation carver of Swiss heritage, is continuing his family's carving legacy in the center of Ohio's beautiful Amish country.
The carvings created by David are intricately worked of antique ivory, ebony wood and abalone pearl. Each of the 80 works is heavily engraved through the art form known as scrimshaw. David works daily in his on-site workshop where he is creating the "History of the Ship" from 1st Dynasty Egypt, circa 3000 B.C., to the present day. This unique art collection-museum forms an artistic and highly educational exhibit that culturally enriches all who view these extraordinary works of art.
Please take the time to look through our website to better understand the scope of David's work and our vision. We are a non-profit organization chartered with preserving, promoting and exhibiting the artwork of nationally known maritime artist David Warther.