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July 9th and 10th, 2016 at and around Youngstown State University. 

The Artists' Marketplace is full. We are no longer taking applications!


The Summer Festival of the Arts is a collaboration between Youngstown State University and the local and regional arts community.  Designed to promote the diversity of art in the Mahoning Valley, the event equally welcomes regional and national fine and performing arts.  Participation by area ethnic and cultural institutions makes available opportunities for positive interaction between patrons and the community.

Artists' Marketplace

The juried Artists' Marketplace is the heart of the Summer Festival of the Arts.   Drawing local, regional and national artists the the Valley, you are sure to find original, hand-crafted pieces that allow you to express your personal style, through jewelry, paintings, sketches, sculptures, toys, music, or clothing. "Because the show is juried, festival-goers have the benefit our jury panel's expertise before the art even comes to the potential buyer," notes Lori A. Factor, festival coordnator. Taking just one stroll through the Marketplace delights your senses as you see many artists actually demonstrating their craft. And don't forget to bring a list of upcoming birthdays and holidays - your one-of-a-kind gift will certainly be a favorite.



Wick Avenue will be open during the entire Summer Festival of the Arts, although traffic will be slowed at the discretion of YSU Police. Parking is free in the Wick Avenue deck or any surface lot open around the Festival.


The Main Information Booth is located in the middle of the Festival near Kilcawley Center. Schedules of events and other pertinent information is located there.

July 9-10, 2016

Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm

at and around Youngstown State University


Contact us: 330-941-2307 | lafactor AT ysu DOT edu

Click here to see the 2016 year's Artists' Market Place accepted artists! 

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