When the Weather is Fair

SF08_400w.jpgWe’re still two weeks out from Memorial Day and I’m already anticipating the arrival of summer. As my teacher-husband is fond of saying when he’s weary of those piles of papers waiting to be graded: “June’s comin’!” And likewise, even though I get no summer hiatus from my job, I still look forward to the season for the change in routine and the special activities summer brings—like picnics, vegetable gardens and summer art fairs! Two nearby fairs that I’d like to get to in the coming weeks:

The Broad Ripple Art Fair
, sponsored by the Indianapolis Art Center, is a national juried fair and competition that takes place every May. This year’s event is set for this weekend, May 17 and May 18. If you go, look for pastel artist, Brian Mathas Burt, a four-time winner in the magazine’s Pastel 100 competition and a soon-to-be-featured artist in the October issue.

Summerfair is the official launch of summertime for the Cincinnati area. The national juried fair, which takes place at the historic Coney Island park, brings together artists working in paint media, printmaking, jewely, photography, fiber, ceramics and more. The dates are May 30 through June 1. To get more information, including a complete list of participating artists (and a list of food vendors, because as you know, cruising an art fair can really muster up one’s appetite!), visit the website. The winning design in the Summerfair poster competition (shown here) was created by Michael Holder.

If there are art fairs that you love to go to every summer, tell us about them right here on the blog!

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2 thoughts on “When the Weather is Fair

  1. anne hevener

    Wouldn’t a bus tour of the country’s summer art fairs be a fun way to spend the season? I think I’ll talk to my boss about that.

    Thanks for the info, Nancy!


  2. Nancy Wylie

    We have the Summer Art Market at the Art Students League of Denver June 14-15th at 2nd and Grant. People say that it’s better than the Cherry Creek Arts Festival because it is art that the public loves and what the artist’s want to put in the show, not juried by 1-3 subjective jurors. It is also the same number of artist’s in a three block long area so you are not walking for blocks and blocks. I’m in booth #5 if you want to come and say hi!