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The 17th Annual Summer Festival of the Arts will be held July 11 and 12, 2015. Click here for the printible application. 

 Attention Volunteers! Click here for a printable application!

Have craft items you would like to recycle? Click here for more information on how to donate craft supplies.


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.

Schedule & Events

To download the 2014 Schedule of Events click here!

To download the 2014 SFA Performance Schedule, click here for day 1 and here for day 2!

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 11-12, 2015

Saturday: 10am - 7pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm

at and around Youngstown State University

Click here to see the 2014 year's Artists' Market Place accepted artists! 

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