Thanks for a successful 2015 Summer Festival of the Arts. Look for the 2016 Artist Application in December. Summer Festival 2016 dates are July 9 and 10, 2016!
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.
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
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