Friday, April 6, 2012

Call to Artists - Youngstown State University 14th Annual Summer Festival of the Arts

Youngstown State University

    Summer Art PIX for CTA 2012
14th Annual Summer Festival of the Arts
 Call to Artists
What: Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Festival

Where: Youngstown, OH at Youngstown State University

When: Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
          Sunday, July 8, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 14th Annual Event
  • Limited to 80 juried fine artists or fine crafters
  • Juried event. No buy/sell or rented tables
  • Beautiful tree lined outdoor University atmosphere
  • Drive-up loading and unloading
  • Free artist parking and locked overnight storage
  • 24/7 police beginning Friday, July 6
  • Convenient restrooms, break area
  • Strong and enthusiastic volunteer system
  • Cash awards in seven categories
  • Free artist breakfast and low cost on-campus housing
  • Free admission for patrons
  • Strong community support including an ethnic festival, performances, children's art tent,
  • Participation and promotion by multiple University and community cultural and arts organizations adjacent to the Festival grounds, creating an entire weekend of activities
  • Collaborative event featuring a live jazz concert on Saturday, July 7
  • Promotion to the local and regional community via television, radio, newspaper advertising, social media and a newspaper insert containing the festival map and artist information
  • Friday set up with volunteer help

The Summer Festival of the Arts, located since 1999 on YSU's campus, is a celebration of the performing and visual arts. A juried art show featuring the works of local, regional and national artists, this event welcomes up to 80 artists yearly. A full schedule of music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the festival grounds complements the art and attracts a diverse crowd. Other activities designed to enhance the Summer Festival of the Arts include the Festival of Nations, where ethnic groups comprising the cultures of those residing in the Mahoning Valley display artifacts and sell food; an extensive children's hands-on art tent; a silent auction, numerous displays and activities sponsored by community arts and cultural groups, a 5K race and, new last year and continuing this year, the Youngstown Jazz fest, a Saturday night jazz concert.


Jury fees $20 until April 6, then $30 until June 15. Booth fee is $100 for a 10' x 10' space, power available free.  
Applications available at 

Contact Lori A. Factor, or 330-941-2307

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