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It was with great sadness that the City’s Cultural Arts Division announced the cancellation of the 2020 Labor Day Arts Festival as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As difficult as this decision was, the health of the community, festival attendees, artists and staff come first.

While recognizing that the Labor Day event is a much-loved Upper Arlington tradition, art and culture is much more than just a one-day festival. As a result, the Cultural Arts Division and members of the Cultural Arts Commission are excited to present a variety of alternate ways to still celebrate art and artists in our community–including all the artists that planned to exhibit at this year’s festival. Join us as we celebrate an alternative Labor Day Arts Festival, with events and activities for everyone in the community to enjoy.

The annual Labor Day Arts Festival is a one-day juried arts festival that is now celebrating its 54th year and will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020. Hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, the Festival draws over 25,000 people each year and is the City’s signature event.

Located in the beautiful neighborhood setting of Northam Park, the Festival showcases the works of local, regional, and national artists working in a variety of media. A variety of activities add to the Festival’s success as a family-oriented event: an Entertainment Stage with local performers playing all day, an Art Activities Area with performances and arts/crafts activities for children and adults and a variety of refreshment booths.

Nearly 200 volunteers make this community event possible.

Festival by the numbers: 11 months to plan; 15 members of a dynamic team to coordinate; 3 jurors to choose 150 artists from some 300 applicants; 14 city departments involved in every aspect of the event; 192 volunteers and 20,000 visitors supporting the arts.

ARTIST INFORMATION

While we aren’t able to celebrate art in a normal festival fashion this year, UA Cultural Arts Division still wanted to celebrate the artists that would have been featured at this year’s Labor Day Art Festival. To still show support and appreciation, staff created a video featuring artists and their work along with a comprehensive list (viewable by category) of each artist that links to their website! These artists will be invited back to the 2021 Labor Day Arts Festival.  #altLDAF2020 focuses on how we celebrate art all year round.

Visit our YouTube playlist to watch this video and others for #altLDAF

Medium CategoryFirst NameLast NameCollaboratorBusiness NameWebsite
CeramicsAutumnAslaksonAslakson Pottery LLCaslaksonpottery.com
CeramicsStanBakerHighers Pottery Studiohigherspottery.com
CeramicsKristy JoBeber//www.facebook.com/KJBpottery/
CeramicsThomasBothewww.botheclay.com
CeramicsToddFeazella touch of earth pottery//www.atouchofearthgalleryva.com/
CeramicsThomas and SarahGelsanliterOne Acre Ceramics//www.oneacreceramics.com/
CeramicsSamuelHitchmanSam Hitchman Ceramicswww.SamHCeramics.com
CeramicsJaimeIliffJaimes Art Pottery//www.jaimesartpottery.com
CeramicsJeremyKellerMary EnnisEarthFirewww.earthfiregreenware.com
CeramicsKateLallykatelally.com
CeramicsElaineLambElaine Lamb Studiowww.mudmothers.com
CeramicsMegsLeVesseurMegs LeVesseur Ceramics//www.megslevesseur.com
CeramicsBrianMoore
CeramicsGregNeal//www.nealpottery.com
CeramicsJasonParsleyParsley Pottery//www.parsleypottery.com/
CeramicsKimberlyRorickKimberly Rorick//www.kimberlyrorick.etsy.com
CeramicsJeanneRussellJeanne Russell Studios
CeramicsGailRussellPeachblow Potterywww.peachblowpottery.com
CeramicsKarenSchindlerMUD Pimudpi.com
CeramicsSumikoTakadastudiotakada//www.studiotakada.com
CeramicsAndrewWenderWender Pottery//www.wenderpottery.com
DigitalMichaelDexterMichael Dexter Design//www.etsy.com/shop/DexMex?ref=si_shop
DigitalCourtSmithUncharted Mappingwww.unchartedmapping.com
DigitalChuckWimmerLoftprints//www.loftprints.com
DrawingAntonioMatthews
EnamelDanielMcCannDan McCann Enamelsswitchboy.com
FiberMelissaBrackenThe Happy Groundhog Studio//www.TheHappyGroundhogStudio.com
FiberJennifer and EileenBuddie Olivia's Klosetwww.oliviaskloset.com
FiberMarilynFredenburgGrace Lea Designs//www.facebook.com/graceleadesigns/
FiberBeverly Hauenstein TAKE JOY!
FiberRuthJellemaFabricationsruthdavidfabrications.com
FiberKarenMulierWhirlwind Designs//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltlEsOiRdHs
FiberMollyPletcherWearMollyArt//www.facebook.com/WearMollyArt-501646186603842/
FiberMichaelSmithMichael Smith Shibori//www.manifestcolor.com
FiberMaryWilliamshandwoven by mary ann
FiberJerryYang
FiberRobynZindrenArtyZin Designs by Robyn Zinwww.artyzin.etsy.com
GlassSebastianColemanPatient Medicines Blown Glasswww.patientmedicinesblownglass.com
GlassDylanEnglerEngler Glass//www.englerglass.com
GlassJanice and Rick MooreTJR Artworks//www.facebook.com/TJR-Artwork-552647698202875/about/?ref=page_internal&path=%2FTJR-Artwork-552647698202875%2Fabout%2F
GlassPatReedPat Reed Originalsillusionofedges.com
GlassTrishShantzMoonlight Studio//www.moonlightstudio.us
GlassMarkWagarWagar Glass//www.etsy.com/shop/WagarGlass
GlassFaithWickeywww.faithwickey.com
GlassKathrynWoodruffAll About Glass Art
JewelryPaulAlbrittonAlbritton Gallery
JewelryVictoriaAlvarezHandwrought Jewelry
JewelryMarthaBantingCrazy Bones//www.facebook.com/crazybonesjewelry/
JewelryAmyBeelerwww.amybeeler.com
JewelryPatBolgarAccessory ART//www.facebook.com/AccessoryART-375318705860669/
JewelryMichaelBonardiTrittello//www.trittello.com
JewelrySusieBrandSusie Brand Jewelry//www.etsy.com/shop/SusieBrandJewelry
JewelryHerbBrownGolden Reign//www.jewelrybygr.com
JewelryTreffryCaldwellPluma Jewelry//www.plumajewelry.com
JewelryClaudiaCarreonClaudia Carreon Designs//www.claudiacarreon.com
JewelryHeidiClousSokava Designs LLC//www.Sokavadesigns.etsy.com
JewelryLeeCohncohnfinejewelry.com
JewelryJessicaDamanSugar Mountain Jewelrysugarmountainjewelry.com
JewelryJDDavisonJD ShipengroverLab Partnerslabpartnersjewelry.com
JewelryDainaDickensDna by DainaDainaDickens.com
JewelryRenateFavourEtc Designs//www.renatefavour.com/
JewelryNancyFermanianThe Wrist Works//www.thewristworks.com
JewelryJohnGulyasMaryann PoschPosch and Gulyas Silversmiths//www.etsy.com/shop/poschandgulyas
JewelryChelseaHallChelsea Hallwww.chelseaannhall.wix.com/chelsea-jewelry
JewelryDawnHatzidakisDesigns by Dawnwww.designsbydawnky.com
JewelryJanethHemmerlingby Tabatha Hemmerling LLC//www.bytabathahemmerling.com/?fbclid=IwAR1ksIvn09uKOXyd68GwPVIc_GjoXPM9am9mHE_4R-w0uPE53zq4fFeECG8
JewelryHannahHoffmanHannah Hoffman//www.hannah-hoffman.com
JewelryGreg and BJJordanJordan Fine Art Jewelry//facebook.com/jordanfineartjewelry
JewelryAndreaKaiserGlass Sky Jewelry//glassskyjewelry.com/
JewelryLinneaLahlum
JewelryJoseph and AmyLeeMary's Designs
JewelryJanaMargesonBlack Cat Beadswww.janamargeson.com
JewelryDawnMiddletonDawn's Artisan Jewelrywww.dawnmiddleton.com
JewelryMary Kay and JoeMooreMary Kay Originals
JewelryTeresaMorbitzerVintage Vampwww.vintagevampjewelry.etsy.com
JewelrySallyPhillips
JewelrySarahPiercePierce Jewelry //www.piercejewelryoh.com/
JewelryMarthaReguladesignsbymartha//www.designsbymartha.com/
JewelrySonjaSheriffSonja Sheriff/Jeweler/Designer/Craftsman
JewelryMicheleStoffanNatureationNatureation.com
JewelryJanetWebb
JewelryAndreaYagodaBeadswork//www.etsy.com/shop/Beadswork
LeatherCaroline and LarryClarke
LeatherKateDischLast Chance LeatherLastChanceLeather.net
LeatherBrendaGeigerBrenda Geiger DesignsBrendaGeigerDesigns.com
LeatherMichelleIshidaStarfish Earth //www.starfishclothes.com
LeatherMelissaOeschReImagined by Lunawww.reimaginedonline.com
MetalDallasGalbraith
MetalDonaldPersingerClassic Copper
MetalRonSchmidtRon Originalsronoriginals.com
Mixed Media 2DTerriEilermannSpring Grove Mosaics//www.springgrovemosaics.com
Mixed Media 2DMikeGuyotStreets Art//www.facebook.com/redsox23/
Mixed Media 2DBrittHallowellBritt's Fine Art//www.brittsfineart.com
Mixed Media 2DBillMillerSusan KelleghanDreamstrokes Art
Mixed Media 2DAndrewPaavolaOtter Be Happy Studio//www.otterbehappy.com
Mixed Media 2DJamiePrell MorathLoveland Arts Studiojamiemorathart.com
Mixed Media 2DPeggySchuningPeggy Schuning Mosaicspeggyschuningmosaics.com
Mixed Media 2DAmy & MarkThompsonAmy and Mark Thompson//glassandwoodworks.com/
Mixed Media 2DJudiYoungWhoopdeedoodle!//www.whoopdeedoodle.com
Mixed Media 3DJayAshrafiArt By Javad
Mixed Media 3DJeffBorda//www.facebook.com/handcraftedbyJB/
Mixed Media 3DWayne Gao & MichelleChang
Mixed Media 3DKristinMorrisK L Morris Studios//www.klmorrisstudios.com/
Mixed Media 3DTerry RaySue Lazerwitz//www.bills-gills.com
Mixed Media 3DRob and Tiffaney ShaverRobntiffs Designs//www.robntiffs.com
Mixed Media 3DPeteSnellmanVintage Broom
Mixed Media 3DLaurie and GeraldWilhiteEvergreen Mountain LLCevergreenmountainpens.com
OtherAnnaFleckensteinLittle Creek Studiowww.littlecreekcandles.com
OtherLisaHaganSplendid Bee//www.splendidbee.com
OtherKim and KatherineMcClellandTree of Life Art Works//www.treeoflifeartworks.com
PaintingJanetAlsupJanet Alsup Oil Paintings//www.janetalsup.com
PaintingDerekCollinsCollins Art Studio//www.artistderekcollins.com
PaintingMichaelDlugoleckiMWD Gallery//www.facebook.com/michaeldonnerartist/
PaintingLISAEDWARDSEDWARDS GALLERIA 1
PaintingPaulFletcherwww.paulfletcher.artspan.com
PaintingKathleenGreenwww.kathleengreenart.com
PaintingAmyHaggardThe Makist//themakist.com
PaintingEdwinKitchen
PaintingDeborahLinkDeborah Link Fine Artwww.deborahlinkfineart.com
PaintingLeo HongMao//artisthongmao.webs.com
PaintingJuratePhillipsGourmet Art Studiowww.gourmetartstudio.com
PaintingSharon and BillRedingerRedinger Creations//www.redingercreations.com/
PaintingVivian Ripleyvivianripleyart.com
PaintingJimSiemerOhioArtwork.com
PaintingClintonWoodCW3-ART//www.cw3-art.com/
PaperDebraGleasonWhimsy Paper Arts
PhotographyRickBraveheartrickbraveheart.com
PhotographyRickBuchananRick Buchanan Photographywww.rickbuchananphotography.com/landscape
PhotographyMicheleCimprichWandering Paths Photographywanderingpaths.com
PhotographyRobertCoomerRobert Coomer Photographyartindecay.com
PhotographyRebeccaCummingsRod McIntyreDreaming Tree Galleries//www.dreamingtreegalleries.com
PhotographyDerekDammann//www.ddphotos.com/?fbclid=IwAR163ofr3vlqgVPxalu83atScpSuNPSsV1QfA9FNI15SGXkBncdANNdV79c
PhotographyDavidFitzSimmonsDavid FitzSimmons//davidfitzsimmons.com/
PhotographyJamesKramerLiquids-In-Motion//www.liquids-in-motion.com
PhotographyDanielPowersPowers Photography//powersfineartphoto.com
PhotographyLaneSchaferLane Schafer Photography//lschaferphotography.com
PhotographyJackSchultzIntricate Imagery Photographyjack-schultz.pixels.com
PhotographyJessSheldonCityscape Tileswww.cityscapetiles.com
PhotographyJaySnivelyJay Snively Photo Art//jay.photo
PhotographyDanTyeDan Tye Photography//www.dantyephotography.com/
PhotographyRobertWallisEclectic Images//www.eclecticimage.com/
PhotographyJohnWellerPhotoWell Fine Art Photography by John Wellerwww.jfweller.com
PrintmakingBenjaminKefferwww.oneloveexchange.com
PrintmakingDerrickRileydRock Presswww.drockpress.com
SculptureKevinHeekinHeekin Pewterwww.heekinpewter.com
SculptureDonPoffDon Poff Sculptures//www.etsy.com/shop/POFFMETALSCULPTURES
SculptureThomasYano//www.etsy.com/shop/benyanosculpture
WoodDeborah and PaulBahmSchoolhouse Woodcraftswww.schoolhousewoodcrafts.com
WoodJeffreyBarberTwo Black Sheep//ohiocraft.org/retail-gallery/two-black-sheep-cutting-boards/
WoodEdBladenCreekside Wood Designs//www.facebook.com/CreeksideWoodDesigns/
WoodGeorgeEfta
WoodMarkHilligossfairTURN//hwww.fairTURNStudio.com
WoodJerryKriderClaywood Creations//www.creationsgallery.com/jerry-krider
WoodChrisLeiter//www.facebook.com/pages/category/Carpenter/Chris-Leiter-326823567974038/
WoodRachelMcFarlane David
WoodRobertMyrvallMajestic Moonlite Woods
WoodMichaelWest
ARTS ACTIVITIES

Join us in a Tour des Arts as part of #altLDAF2020 on Labor Day, from 10 am-Noon. Local UA visual and performing artists will place, create, and perform art in their yards or on front porches for all to enjoy. Drive, bike, or walk the route to see Upper Arlington transformed by all of our talented artists. For more information and to view the route, see list and map.

Please remember to maintain social distancing. Most art and performances can be viewed from the street or sidewalk in front of the artist’s homes.

LDAF Invited Artists   
Sumiko Takada 2269 Woodstock RoadCeramics
JD Shipengrover and JD Davison1425 Ridgeview RoadJewlery
Vivian Ripley3867 Chiselhurst PlacePainting
Chris Leiter1740 Birchcrest RdWood
Treffry Caldwell1936 Arlington AvenueJewlery
Upper Arlington Artists
Linda Langhorst2960 Halstead RoadLive Painting and display
Robie Benve4041 Longhill RoadPainting
Justin Collamore1788 Guilford Roaden plein air Painting
Sue Minor2014 W. Chelsea RoadPainting
L.G. Weaver2708 Welsford RoadPainting
Christopher Jackson 2494 Woodstock RoadPainting
Matt and Austin Johnson1926 Elmwood AvePerforming artist - guitar
Susan Voorhees-Murphy2656 Canterbury RoadQuilts
Kate Morris1895 Suffolk RoadDisplay about making watercolors
Rebecca Kemper 2324 Swansea RoadPainting
Karen Jesko and Mindy Newman1800 Riverside DrivePainting
N. Penney Denning2041 Hythe RoadMixed Media
Ava Taylor1205 Brittany LaneMixed Media
Emily McKenna1524 Doone RoadMixed Media
Linda Bevan3115 Mount Holyoke RoadCeramics
Pamela and Julian O'Loughlin1558 Longeaton DriveLive Painting
Lynda Guenther1195 Brittany LanePainting
Art Takeover4639 Coach RoadPainted Murals
Valerie Long2585 Dorset RoadJewelry
Andi Wolfe2686 Wellesley DriveWood
Lee Ekleberry11796 Guilford RoadWatercolor

Visit our Tour des Arts Google map to view the full-sized map.

As part of #altLDAF, help us celebrate art by enjoying some fun art installations at the place LDAF calls home, Northam Park. September 4-11, head out to Northam Park to see the park transformed into a colorful space. Stroll along the new shared use path along Northam Road to enjoy the tree grove in a new fashion. Be sure to check out the Centennial Bears at the entrance to the park as well.

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
Appalatin

As part of #altLDAF, UA Cultural Arts Division is pleased to announce one last drive-in style FREE concert featuring Appalatin Friday, September 4! Join us as we celebrate an alternative Labor Day Arts Festival with this concert and other fun community activities to celebrate art in Upper Arlington. For more information, including registration for the concert.

FESTIVAL SPONSORS

We are so grateful to Wright-Patt Credit Union who believe in investing in the arts; their generous support makes community events like this possible. Please support those that support the arts!


2020 Festival Host & Sponsor

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