44th Delaware Arts Festival

Staff Report

This year’s 44th Delaware Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st.

Beautiful white tents will be filled with artists, brimming over with paintings, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry designers, wood art and ceramics. There will be something for everyone that you absolutely can’t live without!

The artists exhibiting are from Ohio and several other states, many are new artists to the Festival and many are talented artisans who have been exhibiting here for several years.

There will be information booths for the Historical Society, Library, Andrews House, Gazette and on and on, so you can pick up literature, talk with volunteers about any of these agencies, while your kids are having their faces painted!

This year, the Scholarship Committee is awarding scholarships totaling $20,000 to 3 talented and aspiring students. The Presentation Ceremony will be at The Plaza Saturday at 1 p.m. Come and applaud this next generation of creative and talented young people.

The Food Street will be chock full of food trucks that will bring wonderful food with some new and different trucks to tickle any palate.

New this year, the entertainment will be held at “The Plaza,” the town square next to Amato’s and we have a great family friendly lineup that should appeal to all. The Festival will open on Saturday with the award winning AFJROTC Color Guard marching on Sandusky Street. Then we start our music with a tour of the 50’s & 60’s thru bluegrass and then oldies to current pop.

Sunday, the Festival opens with the Columbus Police & Fire Bagpipe Band who will march north and south on Sandusky street ending at The Plaza for a short concert. Next is a an acoustic eclectic mix, then we head to the 60’s & 70’s and The Festival ends with a magical performance by Magician “Magic Nate”!

Put the Weekend of May 20th on your calendar to come to downtown Delaware for the 44th Annual Delaware Arts Festival! Your good time will be waiting for you!


Staff Report