In the city of Dublin, Ohio,  summer is a season of full of festivities. Whether it is Sláinte Thursdays, Kiwanis Frog Jump, Independence Day Celebration, or a “little” thing called the Dublin Irish Festival, there are plenty of things to do with the family when the weather is warm.

One of these family-friendly events, the Dublin Art Fair, is known as a “community celebration of art”. Hosted by the Dublin Area Art League, this annual appreciation of the creative community will take place on Friday, July 6 (from 5 – 9 p.m.), and Saturday, July 7 (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on the front lawns of Sells Middle (150 W. Bridge Street) and Indian Run Elementary School (80 W. Bridge Street).

Work by 100 professional and amateur artists around the state (and a select group from outside Ohio) will be on display. All mediums, including watercolor paintings, photography, ceramics, and glass, will be featured and available for purchase. Kids will surely get a kick out of the caricaturists, henna tattoo artists, and art project tent where they can create their own personal masterpieces.

Visitors can also snack on refreshments ranging from stir-fry and BBQ to the frozen deliciousness of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and freshly-popped kettle corn while enjoying live music by Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, Bob Piascik Duo, Philip Fox Band, and Grace Adele Trio.

This year’s fair is extra special because it will be held in conjunction with the popular Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show (which will be featured in next week’s blog). A free trolley will shuttle attendees between the Art Fair, Car Show, and Historic Downtown Dublin.

Visit www.dublinartfair.org for complete Dublin Art Fair information and details.  Admission is free, and free parking is available close to the venue.

~ Post by Dawn