ArtFest: Annual Artist Showcase

ArtFest 2015ArtFest, sponsored by the University of Mount Union and the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, annually features original works by area artists showcasing various media including watercolor, oil, ceramics, fine crafts, photography, jewelry and printmaking, among others. The event features artwork that is both on display and for sale.

In 2015, ArtFest will return again to its historic location around the Campus Lakes of Mount Union. The event will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in conjunction with Family Day and the Mount Union vs. Muskingum football game.

Last year’s event, which hosted more than 50 vendors and 3,000 visitors, proved to be one of the most successful of the past 50 years.

In addition to art displays and sales, ArtFest will include:

Taste of Alliance
Alliance area restaurants and caterers will also be at ArtFest selling food and beverages for visitors and community members to enjoy as they browse.

Musical Entertainment
The event will provide local musical entertainment from Alliance and Mount Union.

Live Demonstration
At ArtFest, there will be live demonstrations of artists at work.

Children’s Art Activity
The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce will host a children’s coloring contest

For more information, contact Bob Buganski at (330) 829-6185 or bugansr@mountunion.edu.

2015 Vendors

  • Bob & Darlene Speicher
    Hand turned wooden vases, bowls, canes. Hand knitted felted purses
  • Diana Baylor, University of Akron
    Typographic collage
  • Troll Hole Art Emporium
    Troll themed mixed media art and jewelry
  • Platz Images
    Photography
  • Jennifer L. Worden
    Mixed Media, Jewelry
  • Handwoven Treasures / CR Beads
    Woven Rugs, Scarves, Off Loom Beadwoven Jewelry
  • Cutting Board Art
    Wood
  • Sanducci Arts
    Recycled material art- Collage- Nature Art
  • Cheryl's Studio/Urban Romantics
    Jewelry Collage
  • Sheila Galeano, University of Akron
    Paper, ink
  • Sew Simple
    Sewing Huggie Bears, tooth fairy pillows, corn hole game bags
  • Salamander Dreams
    Jewelry, Ceramics, Serigraphy
  • Blackberry Forge
    Hand-forged ironwork & hand-crafted broom
  • Maiown
    Soaps
  • Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth
    Watercolor, Acrylic, oils, mixed media
  • Boomdyada
    Terrariums, living landscapes, and terrarium jewelry
  • Brian Snyder Photography
    Photography
  • Hedges Costume and Prop Shop, Historical and Theatrical Costumes
    Regency Era costumes, Men's tail coats, Ladies Regency style gowns, Reticules,Medieval Cloaks all made from various new and rescued,recycled,upscaled fabrics
  • Kaleidoscope Colors
    Digital illustrations on prints, bookmarks, stickers, buttons, coloring pages, cards and charms. Also hand made hair accessories, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and headbands.
  • Sew Unique
    Jewerly (Woven)
  • Carolyn Parker
    Fiber, Stained glass (fabric pottery)
  • Joe Toporcer
    Handcrafted Jewelry
  • A Touch of Elegance
    Custom made natural gemstone jewlry
  • Dream In Color Jewelry
    Steampunk/recycled jewelry. Made with watches, typewriters, keys, and other recycled materials.
  • Creative Crafty Closet
    Pendant Jewelry, Crocheted Ribbon Trellis, Necklaces, Mittens, Jewelry, Key chains, Magnets
  • Craft Spot
    Quilts, pillows, photos, wood items, stuffed items
  • Jackie Sabbato
    Watercolor, Acrylic on slab wood, prints of watercolors, mixed media
  • Jeff Piper
    Ceramics and Paintings
  • Kathleen Gray Farthing/Fine Arts
    Oil Painting
  • Mary Walker, Copeland Community
    Oils, water color, drawing, collage, photography, calligraphy, fiber, etc.
  • Tony Contini
    Photography, painting, digital drawing
  • Jennifer Michel, Kent State University
    Wire wrapped gemstone necklaces. Arrowhead and shark tooth necklaces. Wire wrapped rings
  • Aggies Attic
    Jewelry from Scrabble tiles, dominoes, and typewriter keys. Personalized Scrabble boards.

View the full calendar of Visual and Performing Arts events to see what exhibits, recitals, concerts and performances are scheduled for the year.

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