Friday, May 29, 2009

Festival Month!

Friday’s Festival Fact

A multi-part series highlighting the many festivals in Cincinnati in May.


For over 40 years, Summerfair has been supporting and promoting artists and the arts in Greater Cincinnati. The organization's activities include: supports for individual artists including grants and exhibitions; community-based art activities and events; and a nationally-recognized annual fine arts fair.

The fine arts fair, called ‘Summerfair’, is what is taking place this weekend.

A short history of the Fair from their website:
The first Summerfair was developed in 1967 to salute the opening of the Playhouse in the Park’s Robert S. Marx Theater. Since then, the Summerfair Fair has become a nationally recognized event featuring more than 400 visual and performing artists. During the last decade, it has consistently been identified as one of the 200 best shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received three Artists’ Choice Awards from the National Association of Independent Artists. Execution of the Festival depends upon the enthusiasm, cooperation and dedication of 400+ volunteers representing 8 counties in Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.The event is held each year on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Memorial Day at historic Coney Island Park on the banks of the Ohio River.

So here are the 411 on all the details for Summerfair 2009:

May 29, Friday 2 pm – 8 pm
May 30, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm
May 31, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Avoid the lines at the gate - purchase your tickets now! Click here to take you to the website and the ticket page.

Adults:$10.00 for 1 day ticket
$15.00 for 3-day ticket - Available only until Friday, May 29, 2009, 2:00 PM.
Children under 12 free

A list of 2009 Exhibitors can be found here.

A list of the 2009 Entertainment for this year’s festival can be found here.

And this year’s Summerfair poster, pictured above, was designed by Sharon Martin. (I loved last year’s poster.)

And with that Festival Month at Queen City Survey is nearly over!

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