Among the 170-some artists being featured in the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, there will be those making their festival debut.

Among the 170-some artists being featured in the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, there will be those making their festival debut.

The 46th annual event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, at Northam Park, 2070 Northam Road. One of its returning features is the Emerging Artists Tent.

The Emerging Artists program is designed to support artists just starting out on the festival circuit by pairing them with a mentoring artist who can guide them through the ins and outs of exhibiting their work at a festival.

This year, the Emerging Artists are illustrator and painter Sarah Deangulo, photographer Chris Shea and jewelry designers Catherina Bishopp and Stephanie Ballam in booths 158-161.

Bishopp has been making jewelry for about eight years and has had her work sold in stores, but this is the first time she's participated in an art fair.

"I'm quite excited," she said. "I'm finding when I represented my own jewelry, I'm able to educate my customers. That's what I've been enjoying."

Shea, who is also making his festival debut, said he's been taking photographs for years as a hobby but has only considered himself a professional photographer for about a year.

"It'll be a learning experience," he said. "I'm just excited to do the show."

Deangulo is participating in her third festival of the summer. Last year, she was an attendee at the UA Labor Day Arts festival.

"I really enjoyed the festival," Deangulo said. "I was really inspired to crank it up a notch."

Bishopp said her jewelry is made using precious and semiprecious gemstones and metals, and she still travels to New York and Houston for materials. She also said she takes inspirations from techniques she sees in museums.

"I love looking at gemstones and figuring out how to try to put them together," Bishopp said.

For her exhibit, Deangulo said there would have two types of work: abstract oil paintings and cartoon fish painted in watercolors. Both, she said, use vibrant colors and shapes.

"Artwork for me is a chance to inspire other people, invoke emotions that are life-breathing," Deangulo said. "I just love creating."

As a civil engineer, Shea said he travels all over Ohio. Much of his photography is landscape-based: bridges, roads and other scenery.

"There's something when you see a certain view," he said. "I like to be able to capture a moment in time. I'm always looking for that."

Artwork in 20 different media, including printmaking, sculpture and woodwork, is expected to be represented at the festival.

The festival will also include live music and performance art from UA Chorus, Endless Recess, BalletMet, the Ohio State University University Hillel International Folk Dancers, the Bartelt Dancers and Habeeba's Dance Studio.

More than 20 different food trucks and vendors are expected at the Labor Day Arts Festival. Among the food vendors are the Cheesy Truck, Mojo Tago, Lotsa Lobsta, Leslie's Creperie and Sweet Carrot.

Festival traffic is expected to be affected by the city's continuing water line replacement project on Lane Avenue between Northwest Boulevard and North Star Road.

Westbound traffic on Lane Avenue is not expected to encounter significant delays, but the city is recommending that eastbound traffic proceed left on Tremont Road, Coventry Road or Northwest Boulevard because left turns are prohibited in the construction zone.