City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

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Sunshine Magazine Named UA Labor Day Arts Festival one of the "14 Contenders for 2014". Read the article here 
BLT, the Blog for Lifestyle and Travel names the UA Labor Day Arts Festival one of the "23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest You Need to Check Out!" See the whole list here

Behind the Scenes: Planning the 2018 Festival

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival hosts 25,000 visitors participating in interactive performances and activities, purchasing art from some 200 artists working in a variety of media and enjoying refreshments from a variety of vendors. And it all happens because of our great volunteers!

2018 marks the 52nd Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival; we have produced this event since 1983. The art show, first held in 1966, was organized by local artists and held in local parks like Miller Park and the Mallway. The art show then moved to the Municipal Services Center on Tremont Road and upon further expansion, moved from the Municipal Center to Northam Park in 1986. Since 1986 the festival has grown in size to now accommodate some 200 artists, vendors, activity areas, performances, and takes the work of staff, volunteers, and a Coordinating Committee to produce.
Contact Lynette Santoro-Au at to join our dynamic team. 

Thank you to all our 2017 Volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!

Watch this space for our link to volunteer for the 2018 Festival. Search for “Arlington” and then sign up for various shifts in the following areas: art activities, information, set-up & tear-down, refreshments, performances.

Check out this article from The Des Moines Register on the importance and future of arts festivals.
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