The Delaware Arts Festival will be held on May 19 – 20, 2018. We have extended hours on Saturday!Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
We look forward to the return of several of our long-time exhibitors and we welcome the chance to meet new exhibitors and experience their talents. We hope you enjoyed the 2017 festival as much as we did. It is a pleasure and an honor to organize the festival for the enjoyment and participation of people from around the country. See you in 2018!
2018 Entertainment Schedule
Saturday, May 19
Sawmill Ridge Bluegrass Band; Scholarship Awards; Mark Sparrow Solo Act; Project 75 Band; Central Ohio Symphony Drum Circle (in front of City Hall); Boardman Arts Park Painting (by Clancy’s); Ruffing Martial Arts Exhibition (Start in front of Honey & Abernathy); Angel Highsteppers Baton Exhibition (in front of Opa’s)
Sunday, May 20
Capital City Bagpipe Band; IN A JAM; Goodnight Goodnight; TBD; Jungle Gym Gymnastic Exhibition (In front of Honey & Abernathy); Boardman Arts Park Painting (by City Hall); Magic Nate Show (Intersection of Winter & Sandusky Streets)
Exhibitors are eligible for cash awards, ribbons and free booth space. Awards are based on craftsmanship, originality, creativity and display and are determined by independent judges. Details are included in the mailing packet to accepted applicants.
All work exhibited must be original artwork produced by the artist. Items that will NOT be accepted include “buy-sell” merchandise, hand-made items constructed from purchased parts, home-style crafts, manufactured items, kits, and work produced by anyone other than the juried-in exhibitor. Application will be screened (juried) according to originality, technique, craftsmanship, originality and design.
2017 DAFA Scholarship Winners
First Place – $8000: Michele Culley, from Buckeye Valley H.S. – Michelle is attending the University of Cincinnati, DAAP Program.
Sharing Second Place – $6,000: Lauren Waldrop, from Olentangy Liberty H.S.
Sharing Second Place – $6,000: Autumn Barr, from Olentangy H.S. – Autumn is also attending the University of Cincinnati.
2016 DAFA Scholarship Winners
First Place: Amanda Ba, from Olentangy Orange H.S., receiving $6,000 over four years
Second Place: Elle Yax, from Olentangy Liberty H.S., $5,000 over four years
Third Place: Lance Kriesch, from Hayes H.S., $4,000 over four years
Student Art Show
Each year the Delaware Arts Festival sponsors a High School Art Exhibit at the Delaware County Library. This show is open to all high schools in Delaware County. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded for eight categories, plus Best Of Show, and a Best Of School is awarded to a deserving student at each of our 6 High Schools.
Best of Show: Michelle Culley – BV
Honorable Mention: Anabelle Gonzalez – BV; Alli Granger – BV
Painting: 1st Place – Gabbi Frabotta – OL; 2nd Place – Abby Ross – BV; 3rd Place – Breanne McGothers – OHS
Drawing: 1st Place – Alexis Poulton – BV; 2nd Place – Sarah Marshall – OL; 3rd Place – Yasmine Shihab – OO
Photography: 1st Place – Ashley Gebhart – DH; 2nd Place – Joseph Stilson – BV; 3rd Place – Maren Reisch – OL
Ceramics: 1st Place – Abby Erikkson – OL; 2nd Place – Gretchen Menssen – BV; 3rd Place – Lyda Bagdonovich – BV
Computer Graphics: 1st Place – Cara Wu – OO; 2nd Place – Zak Baumker – OHS; 3rd Place – Eric Ullom – DH
Jewelry: 1st Place – Addison Shall – DH; 2nd Place – Jenna Wagner – OHS; 3rd Place – Alli Guagenti – OO
Sculpture: 1st Place – Nick Bradburn – BV; 2nd Place – Madison Russell – OL; 3rd Place – Kylie Smith – OL
Mixed Media: 1st Place – Allison Fathbrucker – BV; 2nd Place – Gabe Anichowski – OL; 3rd Place – Sam Gronek – BW
Best of Schools
Olentangy HS – Laura Householder
Delaware Hayes – Alexandria Nicodemos
Buckeye Valley – Alexa Thrush
Olentangy Liberty – Kelly Bryant
Big Walnut – Seth Daniels
Olentangy Orange – Samantha Lee
Information for this story was provided by the Delaware Arts Festival Association.