Worthington News

22nd Worthington Arts Festival to feature 150-plus artisans


Artists from as far away as California, New York and Florida will sell their works on the Village Green on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22.

The 22nd annual Worthington Art Festival, sponsored by the Olde Worthington Business Association, will be on all four quadrants of the Village Green, at High Street and Granville Road.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

This juried show features more than 150 artists and craftsmen from across the country, exhibiting sculptures, ceramics, oils, watercolors, furniture, jewelry, fiber, glass, photography and mixed media in applied and fine arts.

In addition to art, the festival will include food concessions, downtown shops, local eateries and the regular Saturday Worthington Farmers Market.

The festival has been selected as one of the top 100 best shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine, and the artists have been selected many times in the past 10 years, according to information from the business association.

Fine paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor cover a wide range of subjects that include landscapes, wildlife, portraits and still life.

Clothing, accessories and jewelry will be available for children and adults. Functional and decorative pots, dinnerware, fountains, furniture and sculptures also will be available.

The festival also will feature musicians who make and demonstrate their instruments.

Again this year, the festival will provide ease of access to the arts via a service called drop and shop.

Visitors may park at the McConnell Arts Center (corner of Granville Road and Evening Street) and board the parking shuttle to be dropped off at the festival.

The service is sponsored by the McConnell Arts Center and runs the entire open hours of the festival.

The drop-and-shop route is a continuous loop starting at the MAC, 777 Evening St., south on Evening to New England Avenue, Oxford Street, South Street, Hartford Street, Stafford Avenue and then back to the MAC. Look for stops along the route.