It’s going to be a busy, busy summer for me. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of show acceptances and lots of planning. My calendar went from sparse to one of the fullest show seasons I’ve ever put together. Below is the list of all my shows from May through beginning of August. And I may be adding more late summer shows as the spring moves forward. I’m looking forward to seeing all your familiar, friendly faces and to all the new ones I’ve yet to meet!
Sat 11a - 5p
This spring event is hosted by the wonderful gang at Crafty Mart. Always curated with cute and modern work, the Mom and Pop Shoppe won’t be any different. Taking place at 3 different locations in downtown Akron, you’ll be able to shop for Mother’s Day and get a jump on Father’s Day. Find me at my usual Crafty Mart haunt, the Akron Art Museum.
June 10 - 11
Sat 10a - 7p; Sun 10a - 5p
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
At the beginning of June, Art by the Falls is the real summer season kick off. Located in the lush Riverside Park in the charming city of Chagrin Falls, this event is always a pleasure to be at. Shop from local and national artists, meander along the cool river front, and then stop at Jeni’s for ice cream: a perfect summer day.
Sat 12p - 8p
Indianapolis, here I come! The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is my first show in Indiana, and my first time ever heading to Indianapolis. I’m quite excited. This indie craft market is deftly curated with high quality, modern makers. I feel certain that I’ll be meeting some wonderful new people, both shoppers and crafters, at this mid-June show.
June 24 - 25
Sat 10a - 7p; Sun 10a - 4p
During last year’s holiday season, I went to my first show in Toledo. And I had a great time This June, I’m heading back again. The Crosby Festival of the Arts is a whole weekend at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. And being right at the end of June, I’m looking forward to the sure beauty of the setting, and to meeting more lovely Toledoans.
July 7 - 9
Fri 3p - 8p; Sat 10a - 8p; Sun 12p - 5p
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
I’m heading back to the Cain Park Arts Festival again this July. This show is fast becoming one of my favorites. The meandering park is a delightful location. The staff and volunteers are helpful and dedicated. And the attendees are just as wonderful: full of excitement and enthusiasm. Not to mention the great artists that come from across the country to share their work.
July 13 - 16
Thurs - Sat 10a - 8p; Sun: 11a - 4p
State College, Pennsylvania
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is another new addition to my summer season. A 4-day event in downtown State College (home to Penn State), the fest includes talented artists as well as live music, street painting, children’s activities and more. It’ll be a busy week, but I’m looking forward to jumping in with both feet.
July 20 -23
Thurs - Sat 10a - 9p; Sun 12p - 6p
Ann Arbor, Michigan
After just two days back in Cleveland, I’ll be heading out of town again for the Ann Arbor Art Fair. Another 4-day show, it's made up of 4 concurrent festivals. I’ll be at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, hosted by the Michigan Guild of Artists & Artisans. In its 48th year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is a staple in Michigan summer life and an icon in the art fair community. I’m thrilled to be taking part.
Sat 10a - 6p
When I’ve finished my back to back 4-day, out-of-state festivals, I’ll be ready for a break. The Lakewood Arts Festival is the perfect way for me to ease out of the full-throttle summer season. The Saturday show is practically in my backyard. And with its wide variety of artists, the Lakewood Arts Festival brings a whole new energy to downtown Lakewood.
Phew! I'm feeling a bit tired just listing all that! But I'm also incredibly energized by the thought of all the new experiences and challenges the summer will bring. I'll be going places I've never been, returning to events and people that I loved, and having all sorts of adventures along the way. I'm ready!