Cincinnati kicks off summer with 45th annual Summerfair
June 7, 2012 by James
Summerfair 2012 marked the 45th year for the cincinnati art community’s kickoff to summer. This year’s Summerfair was held June 1 through June 3 at Coney Island. Over 300 craftspeople and fine artists from all around the country were represented at the event. The event also featured the Youth Arts Rocks! area, delicious gourmet art and a number of regional performers.
Summerfair started out 45 years ago as a small art fair created to celebrate the opening of Playhouse in the Park. It has since become one of the largest and longest running art fairs in the area, attracting thousands of art enthusiasts from all over the country who desire to view and purchase artwork from artists spanning the United States and Canada.
Large events such as Cincinnati’s annual Summerfair celebration typically use brochure printers, flyer printing, and other printing services. Local printing companies might also expect to be called upon by other area businesses for banner printing to announce special promotions going on at the time of the event, as local businesses are likely to run sales and promotions while extra tourists are expected to be in the area.
Each year, artists spanning across the United States and Canada submit applications to exhibit their crafts and artwork at the Summerfair celebration. Categories include painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, leather, jewelry and a variety of other creative and artistic groups.
Bob Hinman, a 2012 Fair Co-Chair, stated that Summerfair signifies the official start of summer in the Tri-State area.