2017 Spring/Summer Shows

by Liz Sabo April 20, 2017

2017 Spring/Summer Shows

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!


Crafty Mart Mom and Pop Shoppe | Akron, Ohio | May 13, 2017

The Mom and Pop Shoppe

May 13
Sat 11a - 5p
Akron, Ohio

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.


Art by the Falls | Chagrin Falls, Ohio | Valley Art Center | June 10-11, 2017

Art by the Falls

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.


INDIEana Handicraft Exchange | Indianapolis, IN | June 17, 2017

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange

June 17
Sat 12p - 8p
Indianapolis, Indiana

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.


Toledo Botanical Gardens | Crosby Festival of the Arts | June 23-25, 2017

Crosby Festival of the Arts

June 24 - 25
Sat 10a - 7p; Sun 10a - 4p
Toledo, Ohio

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.


Cain Park Arts Festival | Cleveland Heights, Ohio | July 7-9, 2017

Cain Park Arts Festival

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.


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts | State College, PA | July 13-16, 2017

Central PA Festival of the Arts

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.


Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair | Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans | July 20-23, 2017


Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

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.


Lakewood Arts Festival | Downtown Lakewood, Ohio | August 5, 2017


Lakewood Arts Festival

August 5
Sat 10a - 6p
Lakewood, Ohio

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!


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