to May 5

Materials: Hard + Soft



Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition shows the top national and international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.  

The 2018 exhibition drew over 1,000 submissions from 8 countries around the world. Juror Perry A. Price selected 70 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 27 states in varying media including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media. 

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship. Materials will be on view February 3 - May 5, 2018 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.


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11:00 AM11:00

Wyoming Art Show

The 33rd annual Wyoming Art Show is one of southwestern Ohio/Greater Cincinnati’s premiere juried Art Shows and Competitions, held the 3rd Sunday in May along the tree-lined streets of historic Wyoming, Ohio.

Each year, over 125 regional fine arts exhibitors are selected to participate in our booth sales and competition.  Great music, distinctive food offerings, and free children’s art activities complement a well-balanced, juried fine art show and sale.  We are also pleased to provide free admission and parking.

At the close of the show, more than $5,000 in professionally judged cash awards, including $500 Best of Show, are presented.

For 32 years the Wyoming Art Show has not only attracted the finest artists from over 7 states, it has become a destination for the sophisticated art-buying public in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area.

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to Jun 17




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


Nashville, Tennessee

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to Jun 24

Crosby Festival of the Arts

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.

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to Aug 19

Woodland Art Fair

Event Summary
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.

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10:00 AM10:00

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

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.  

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