ArtFest Scheduled for September 7

August 28, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will host the 49th annual ArtFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 on the lawn of Chapman Hall.

Sponsored by Mount Union and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, ArtFest will feature original works by area artists in various media including watercolor, oil, collage, graphics, ceramics, drawings, fine crafts, photography, jewelry, fiber, woodworking, stained glass, batik, enameling and printmaking.

In addition, “A Taste of Alliance,” coordinated by the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, will take place simultaneously, featuring food and beverages for sale by area restaurants and caterers. Entertainment will be provided by Mount Union and Alliance area musicians. John Whitacre will perform from 10 a.m. to noon and Richie Kindler will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

This year’s judge is artist Wayne Gruver, manager/preparator at the Butler Institute of American Art-Salem Branch. Over the years, he has worked for Lens 14 Inc., Hoechstetter Printing Company and Professor Alfred Bright.

Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the top artists in each category, as well as a Best of Show.

This year's ArtFest will be held in conjunction with Mount Union's football season opener vs. Franklin with kickoff at 1:30 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Robert Buganski at or (330) 829-6185 or Margo Miller at or (330) 823-2086.

To register as a vendor for the event, visit

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