The Black Swamp Arts Festival is held each autumn in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, on the weekend after Labor Day. The Festival is well-known for its inclusive nature. The high quality of the visual arts, live music, and youth arts activities make it one of the most well-attended events in NW Ohio. The Festival draws more than 80,000 area residents and visitors over the course of the weekend each year.
In 2014, 2016 and 2017 the Ohio Magazine named the Black Swamp Arts Festival the Best Arts Festival in Ohio.
The Festival was ranked 67th of the top 200 festivals nationally by Sunshine Artist magazine in their 2014 poll. It is the largest Arts Festival in Ohio that offers, free of charge, a rich arts experience to the public; incorporating so many areas of the arts and for so many age groups.
The annual Labor Day Arts Festival is a one-day blind-juried arts festival celebrating over 50 years of creativity and will be held on Monday, September 4, 2018. Hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, the Festival draws over 25,000 people each year and is the City’s signature event. Located in the beautiful neighborhood setting of Northam Park, the Festival showcases the works of local, regional, and national artists working in a variety of media. Artists return to our festival each year because they prefer a one-day festival format, enjoy robust sales, a knowledgeable and art-enthusiastic audience, and are well cared for by our volunteers. A variety of activities add to the Festival’s success as a family-oriented event: an Entertainment Stage with local performers playing all day, an Art Activities Area with performances and arts/crafts activities for children and adults and a variety of refreshment booths. Nearly 200 volunteers make this community event possible.
Lexington Art League and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Division of Parks & Recreation present the 43rd annual Woodland Art Fair located in scenic Woodland Park in Lexington, KY. The Fair is central Kentucky's largest FREE cultural event with an average attendance of 70,000 people, and has been recently voted among the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Fairs by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Celebrating our 41st year, the Lakewood Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Lakewood, Ohio. The festival is a juried exhibition of all media in fine arts and crafts and will feature over 160 artists from across the country and over 30 additional booths operated by various not-for-profit organizations and offering food, beverages, products and activities for children. In addition, live music will be performed throughout the day. Attendance at this festival averages 15,000 visitors each year.
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (AASAF) is the original of a collective of four concurrent and contiguous fairs that transform central Ann Arbor into a massive outdoor art gallery each July. Established in 1960 as part of Ann Arbor’s Summer Sidewalk Sales, the Street Art Fair quickly became a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with a mission of increasing public knowledge and appreciation for contemporary fine arts and fine crafts. Over the ensuing 58 years, and additional art fairs, the Original Fair has continued to focus on the art, the artists and the art buyers. Known for its consistently high quality, all original work, the Street Art Fair resides on the streets surrounding the historic Burton Carillon Tower and the tree-lined central campus of the University of Michigan and does not host sidewalk sales or vendor booths. The Street Art Fair was voted one of the “Top Ten Best Art Festivals” in the country in an USA TODAY Reader’s Poll and is continually in the Art Fair Calendar “Top Ten Best Art Fairs” & Art Fair Source Books “Elite 25”. In addition, we ranked 4th in the nation in Sunshine Artist’s “Top 100 Fine Art Shows” in 2016.
Art Fair on the Square is not only amongst largest art fairs in the Midwest, it is also rated as one of the Top 10 fine art shows by artists from across the country. Furthermore, Art Fair on the Square is the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's most important annual fundraiser, providing crucial support for exhibitions, art education, and programming. For two days, the eight blocks that surround Wisconsin's beautiful State Capitol are transformed as artists, entertainers, vendors, and nearly 200,000 visitors come together to celebrate the arts at this event.
Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education.
CCAF, since 1991, gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international juried visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive “ARTivities.”
The Boston Mills Artfest is a nationally recognized Fine Art and Fine Craft show. Since 1971, Artfest has been held at Boston Mills Ski Resort, nestled in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, midway between Cleveland and Akron. This year, we are proud to celebrate 47 years of bringing fine art and fine craft to Northeast Ohio!
Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival takes place the last full weekend of June every year at Toledo Botanical Garden and features the work of more than 200 artists from across the country. Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.
Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, Crosby Festival has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Now celebrating its 53rd year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and is THE fine art festival in Northwest Ohio. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 700+ preview party guests each year.
Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a two day art show taking place Saturday & Sunday. A Preview Party is held on Friday evening, so that Festival patrons can be the first to see and purchase art, while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music.
Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine art, the 44th Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park.
Friday, June 15, 2018- 12PM - 8PM
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10AM - 7PM
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10AM - 5PM
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible.