FAIRFIELD – Many of Southwest Ohio’s finest artists and crafters will gather on Sunday, June 28 to share and sell their work at the 11th Annual Village Green Fine Art Fair. The fair will be set up throughout Village Green Park and inside the Fairfield Community Arts Center from 1 to 6 p.m.
Ben Strickler, community events coordinator for Fairfield Parks & Recreation, said Fairfield’s signature event will feature juried artists and artisans, who will exhibit and offer items for sale.
“All along, we have focused on ensuring that the work offered from participating artists is original and handmade. These are not resale products of any kind. The items we showcase are from artists, who are very passionate about creating their artwork,” Strickler said. “As a result, the fair features diverse, quality artwork, which potential buyers genuinely appreciate.”
Presented by Fairfield Parks and Recreation in partnership with Art on Symmes, Strickler said guests can expect to enjoy a display of original two-dimensional art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, pottery, ceramics, wood, metal and glass pieces from local and regional artists.
Examples of the offerings include stained-glass pieces, paintings and small pieces of furniture, to handmade stuffed animals, jewelry boxes, and metal yard art.
The event will feature live music in the park as the Bob Ross Quartet returns from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be children’s activities planned throughout the day.
The food and beverage vendor options have been expanded this year to include Katie’s Classic Cookies, Kona Ice and Lucky Dawg Gourmet Hot Dogs.
The scenic surroundings with walkways and ponds add to the enjoyment of taking in the outdoor display areas. For the second year in a row, the event will be held on a Sunday.
“We held the event on a Sunday last year, and it was a good improvement in terms of the potential buyers that came out. I think a lot of people are busy on Saturdays during the summer, and Sunday afternoon is a day that people have more free time. We’ll keep it to a five-hour event, and I think that’s the right amount of time,” Strickler said.
About 40 or more artists will participate in this year’s event. Awards will be handed out for “Fine Art,” “Fine Craft,” “Best Booth” and “People’s Choice.”