Boston Mills Artfest
Join us for the 2013 Artfest: June 28-30 and July 5-7.
BUY NOW ONLINE or call 800-875-4241 for phone sales.
The Boston Mills Artfest is a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft show. 2013 marks the 42nd consecutive year that the Artfest will be held Rain or Shine at Boston Mills Ski Resort, nestled in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park midway between Cleveland and Akron.
Artfest consists of two separate shows held on two consecutive weekends. All artwork on display is for sale, and the fine art and fine craft items available include ceramics, paintings, watercolors, glass, mixed media, wearable and nonwearable fiber, leather, wood, furniture, metal, sculpture, jewelry, and more.
A fun, festive Preview Party is held each weekend so that Artfest patrons can purchase art while enjoying select fine wines, craft beers and hors d'oeuvres. Preview Parties are for ages 21 and over only and are held rain or shine. These nights bring together art, wine, beer, food and family and friends. You add in lively music and the transformed grounds of Boston Mills, courtesty of Petitti's, and you have a wonderful evening out in The Valley!
Preview Night: Friday, June 28, 6pm-9pm
General Show Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 29, 10am-6pm and Sunday, June 30, 10am-5pm
Preview Night: Friday, July 5, 6pm-9pm
General Show Dates & Hours: Saturday, July 6, 10am-6pm. Sunday, July 7, 10am-5pm
Preview Parties: Tickets for the fun & festive Preview Parties are $44 with an advance reservation, $54 regular price. (Advance reservations must be made by 6/26 for the June Preview Party, and by 7/3 for the July Preview Party.) Once the advance reservation date passes, Preview Party tickets wiil be availabe online starting Monday, May 13th thru Thursday at 2pm after that time at the door for $54. BUY NOW ONLINE or call 800-875-4241 for phone sales.
Regular Artfest show: Tickets are $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors age 60 & over, and $6 for Students ages 13-21. Ages 12 & Under are Free. Parking is also free and on site.
At Boston Mills, we keep the emphasis on the art... but we do schedule some entertainment to provide a fun, festive ambiance throughout the show dates, too!
2013 Artfest Band Schedule: coming soon!
Q: Why is the Artfest two weekends?
A: Because there are two different shows! When the June Show artists check out, the July Show artists start to set up their booths for the next weekend's Artfest. Check out our June Show and July Show lists (available online by May 6th) to see which weekend your favorite artists will be here... but plan to discover some exciting new talent in the other show, too!
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sorry, Pets are not permitted at the Artfest.
Q: Can I take photographs?
A: For any photographs that would show an artist's work in detail, we ask that you get the approval of the artist(s) whose work will appear in your picture. If you want to take photos for your own personal, non-commercial use on the Artfest grounds, you may do so only if the photographs are overview/landscape type photographs. Photography is not allowed at all in the Artfest Awards Gallery.
Q: Can I return to the show for free?
A: You may return to the same weekend's show at no additional charge if you pick up a return voucher at the Information Office.
Q. Can I bring a picnic or a cooler?
A: No. We do have a grill area where we offer sandwiches, salads, beverages, etc., and we have an ice cream counter as well. If you would like to picnic, however, you can do so in one of the picnic areas in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.