Delaware Arts Festival set for 44th year


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

“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,” a news release states.

The artists exhibiting are from Ohio and several other states, some 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 Delaware County Historical Society, Delaware Library, Andrews House, Delaware Gazette and others.

Face painting and other activities are planned that weekend, organizers said.

This year, the Scholarship Committee is awarding scholarships totaling $20,000 to three talented and aspiring students. The presentation ceremony will be at The Plaza Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Food Street will be 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 Woodfired Pizza.

“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 begins the music with a tour of the 50s and 60s 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, followed by the 60s & 70s. The festival ends with a magical performance by magician Magic Nate.

Staff report

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