Geauga Park District is excited to debut a different kind of arts festival this year with a greater focus on the natural inspiration behind the art – the Nature & Arts Fest, happening Sunday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The West Woods!
As always, this festival also still runs parallel with Chardon Square Association’s 41st annual Chardon Arts Festival, hosted one extra hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Historic Chardon Square – making for a brilliant day of arts shopping in Geauga County.
Both include free admission and parking, are wheelchair/stroller accessible, and are sponsored by The News-Herald. Mark your calendars!
Juried artists at both festivals will represent many different genres: painting, stained glass, leather, fabric art, wood carving, acrylic, encaustic (beeswax), pottery, photography, weaving, copper, jewelry, stone cutting and more.
Guests to The West Woods for this year’s revamped event will spend time outdoors discovering Nature with exhibits and activities including interactive booths, hikes and live animals, while artists inside and out display and sell their exclusive Nature-inspired artwork. Find a complete schedule of events and vendors list at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org under Activities, then Special Events & Art Shows.
“Geauga Park District has celebrated the arts in August for 30 years, so this year we decided to take a new spin on the tradition,” said Holly Sauder, special events coordinator. “The Nature & Arts Fest will highlight the fabulous Nature to be discovered right outside our doors, as well as artists who take their inspiration from it. We really hope the community plans to join in on this day of live music, Nature hikes, pond discovery and great shopping at The West Woods Nature Center.”
Meanwhile, Chardon Square’s Arts Festival is hosted entirely outdoors and features 100+ professionally juried artists. It is estimated that 5,000 people enjoy this beautiful show each year! Please note that no dogs are permitted on the Square during this time. You can learn more about the Chardon Square festival at www.chardonsquareassociation.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.