Festival: Dublin Art Fair
Why you should go:
In need of an art fix? The family-friendly Dublin Art Fair is a nice, free way to see work by talented locals. Working with the Bexley Art League and the Grove City Arts Council, the festival brings artists from around the state to present work in all sorts of media, from oil and watercolor paintings to glass, jewelry and ceramics.
What to eat & drink:
Food vendors will be on hand with all sorts of goodies - baked goods and sweets from Shawnee Hills Bakery and Sugar Inc., frozen treats from Pino Gelato and yummy barbecue from Hoggy's.
Live music is scheduled for Friday evening and all day Saturday. Be sure to catch brilliant bluesman Patrick McLaughlin, closing everything out at 7 p.m. Saturday.
CCAD grad and Lithuanian ex-pat Jurate Phillips paints everything from abstracts and still life to landscapes. She even uses coffee - yes, coffee - to create some sketches. Her work is varied and appealing - especially the abstracts.
What You Need To Know
When: Friday-Saturday, July 16-17
Where: Sells Middle School, 150 W. Bridge St.
Hours: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
Parking: Numerous free lots throughout historic Dublin