I had another great day yesterday at Summerfair 2013, which is an annual event held at Coney Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati. I finally met a friend, Kelley, who has been a Facebook friend for a couple of years, for the first time at this event! I only have a handful of people on my Facebook that I’ve never met…usually a friend of a friend. Anyway, we arranged a meeting time and we really clicked! She’s intelligent, warm, and as you can see beautiful!
We had a great time walking around Summerfair, which is a fine arts and crafts fair, with over 300 artists from around the Country. The event also has performers, and play areas for kids! This is their 46th year and more than 20,000 people attend to view and purchase the art! Artists apply to exhibit their art at the fair in ten categories including photography, painting, wood, ceramics, fibers, leather, jewelry and 2D/3D mixed media.
Summerfair raises money for a variety of arts opportunities, to include awards, scholarships and exhibitions to artists and small arts organizations in the Tri-State area.
We stopped to talk with some of the artists and I requested permission to photograph their art and sometimes them.
Kelley and I both enjoyed the energy and vibe of this artist…Tracy McKay. He paints with his hands…
Another interesting thing about his art is that he uses Barbie dolls in some of his pieces. Check out his website here.
This artist makes really cool bird feeders and lanterns…
I didn’t talk to the artist of these pieces…but the metal man was really tall!
As I said earlier, this event is held at Cincinnati’s Coney Island, so of course I had to take a photo of one of the rides…
Here’s a piece by the art team of Rowland Augur and that’s Collin Rowland on the right in the reflection…
Here he is again with more of their work displayed. I love the blue piece!
These teapots are so whimsical. The artist is in the background smiling. The guy down below also has very whimsical pieces that are so imaginative!
Here are some additional artists and/or their work.
Cute guy…cool jewelry!
Some of the other areas of Coney Island…
I found this tree to be quite unique…
Testing the artistic outdoor furniture. It was actually quite comfy, but with a price tag of $925…it should be.
It was very crowded…here’s a parting shot…
Kelley and I went to lunch at a fun place on the Ohio River after we left the art fair…but I’ll save that for tomorrow!
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