The Boston Mills ArtFest, begun in 1972, is one of the top fine art and crafts shows in the United States. Held over two weekends each summer at the Boston Mills Ski Resort in the middle of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the juried show features 160 artists for each weekend, representing a variety of media. The 2013 dates are June 28-30 and July 5-7.
Each of the two weekend shows features 160 artists. Artists are accepted in the following categories: traditional acrylic/oil, conceptual acrylic/oil, watercolor, jewelry, wood, graphics/drawing, multiple images, glass, whimsical, sculpture, ceramics, wearable art, furniture, metal, decorative fibers, and mixed media.
In addition to the art for display and for sale, the Boston Mills ArtFest features food, live music and other entertainment, demonstrations, and an "Art and Play" tent where kids can created their own art projects.
Hours and Admission:
The Boston Mills ArtFest is open both weekends (June 28-30 and July 5-7, 2013) on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
2013 Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for those 60 and older or between 13 and 21 years old, and free for children 12 and under. Ample free parking is available adjacent to the resort.
June 28 and July 5 are preview nights, where adults may view and purchase art while sampling wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for the preview night are $44 in advance and $54 at the gate.
Boston Mills ArtFest
Boston Mills Ski Resort