City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Artist Resources


Rio Grande, art supply website

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Artist Inside Tips
We have put together a helpful collection of tips from Festival Artists who have previously participated in the Labor Day Arts Festival. Check out their tips on Applying, Being Prepared and How to Set up your Booth.

How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement
A how-to guide on writing an artist statement that helps a viewer relate to your work.

NAIA
For artists interested in learning more about festivals, festival directors and about other artists; visit The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA) "is committed by positive and cooperative means, to promoting improvement throughout our profession. We feel improvements are a direct result of educational opportunities, shared information, and increased communication."

CERF
Craft Emergency Relief Fund provides direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF also advocates, engages in research and backs policy that supports craft artists' careers.

Art Calendar
Business magazine for visual artists

ArtFair Calendar
ArtFair Calendar exists to promote the work and sales of the hard-working artists and craftspeople who make their livings exhibiting at art shows. Their creativity and passion for fine craftsmanship provide art fair attendees like you with beautiful, unique items not available in chain stores and shopping malls.

Sunshine Artist
Sunshine Artist is the nation's leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons. Since 1972, SA has been providing its readers with comprehensive reviews of everything from fine art fairs and festivals to small craft shows around the country, focusing on every aspect of the shows from sales to artist amenities to the quality of art or craft. We also include in each issue hundreds of art and craft show listings, including contact information, booth fees, application deadlines and the type of art/craft that the event accepts. Finally, in each issue you will find features on everything from tips to boost your business to in-depth reports on current trends on the show circuit.

Ohio Designer Craftsmen
Founded in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a not-for-profit organization with over 2100 members. Our membership includes craft artists, educators, students, and others who appreciate fine craft. Our mission is to promote the fine crafts aesthetic by establishing a standard of excellence, encouraging creative growth, providing professional support to craft artists, and building public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft. In support of this mission, Ohio Designer Craftsmen offers a wide range of exhibitions, publications, programs and artist services.

Ohio Art League
The Ohio Art League is a not-for-profit, 501-c-3, statewide organization serving the visual arts community. The organization offers community critiques once a month as well as programs like the Artist Info/Expo. The Artist Info/Expo is a biennial mini-conference, featuring networking opportunities with statewide visual arts representation and workshops to assist artists in their professional endeavors. Life Drawing sessions are sponsored by the League and held every Sunday at the OAL Gallery for a nominal charge. Additional informal workshops are offered in the gallery throughout the year. From time to time OAL also offers informal workshops at the gallery on subjects ranging from shooting slides, to marketing art, to doing your taxes.

AmericanStyle Magazine Fairs and Festivals Guide
Art lovers and cultural travelers use AmericanStyle Magazine to discover the best in fine craft, art festivals, gallery shows and museum events.

Sanctuary for the Arts
This center for creativity is located in Sunbury, OH and offers a tranquil setting "where adults have a chance to relax and hear the inner artist above the daily din." They boast a roster of classes and opportunities for you to "re-awaken through a creativity class or a self-designed art gathering."

Ohio Arts Council
Festival Guide

Continuing Education Classes-CCAD

City of Upper Arlington Life Long Learning and Leisure

The Ohio State University


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