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Sylvania Area Chamber Arts & Craft Festival

Posted Aug 25th, 2009 by Pat Nowak  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on September 13, 2009 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania, Ohio. The festival, one of the largest one-day events in the country will be held from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM and features 180 juried arts and craft artisans. The beautiful location at Lourdes College allows greater mobility throughout the show area and the setting enhances the art experience for all.

The Chamber Arts Festival will also feature regional entertainment, a concession area an expanded children’s area in cooperation with Sylvania Playland and the Sylvania Fire Department. Admission is $2.00 per person which supports the Sisters of St. Francis. Free parking and a continuous shuttle is available at Sylvania Northview High School parking lot, Harroun Park and other areas surrounding Lourdes College

The Art Festival began in 1957 and has been the major funding source for the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce. The funds raised are used for community and business programs that the chamber offers in the Sylvania area including scholarships for Sylvania area students, grants to local non-profit organizations and economic development and business.

The artisans come from all over the country. The festival features various mediums including art, glass, photography, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, needle arts and wood crafts.

This year’s festival is a partnership between the chamber, the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes College. Presenting sponsors include The Toledo Blade, City of Sylvania and Buckeye CableSystem. Additional sponsors are Kingston HealthCare, Paramount Health Care, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Meijer, ABC 13, 101.5 WRVF and WSPD-1370.

The juried festival awards best of show winners in the categories of fine arts and crafts and the high quality exhibitions and accessible parking make the arts festival the highlight of the fall season.

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Pat Nowak - Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce | Sylvania, OH

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