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The Boston Mills ArtFest puts fine art & crafts in the spotlight

Boston Mills ArtFest , Peninsula, Ohio
Boston Mills ArtFest , Peninsula, Ohio
courtesy Boston Mills ArtFest

If you love perusing fine arts and crafts then here is your opportunity to attend a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft show that is actually two completely different shows over two weekends. Make plans to visit the 43rd annual Boston Mills ArtFest taking place from June 27-29 and from July 3-5 in Peninsula, Ohio.

Boston Mills ArtFest Presented at the Boston Mills Ski Resort located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (between Cleveland and Akron), the Boston Mills ArtFest will feature the fine art and fine craft items of more than 160 artists and artisans each weekend. They include paintings, glass, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, furniture, metal items, leather items, pottery, wood, watercolors, wearable and non-wearable fiber pieces and mixed media items.

All artwork on display will be available for purchase and visitors will get the chance to meet all the artsworks' creators.

This year, there will also be an Arts and Play tent where children can create their own art projects.

Each weekend is a totally separate show with different artwork and artists.

ArtFest will feature lots of live, musical entertainment. Among the performers will be Cats on Holiday, The Speedbumps, the Greg Workman Trio, the Nate Jones Band, Xela Cutty, The Island Doctor, the Dave Hammer Trio, The Gage Brothers, Zach, The Lowdown and Syrup.

A special feature of the Boston Mills ArtFest is the Preview Party held on each Friday evening of the festival from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. An evening filled with fine wines, light hors d'oeuvres, craft beers and live entertainment, the Preview Party offers guests the first chance to view and buy displayed fine art and fine craft items and gives them the oppotunity to meet and mingle with other ArtFest patrons.

The Preview Party will be held on Friday, June 27 and Friday, July 4. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Tickets are $44 per person for advance reservations and $54 at the gate. Call 800-875-4241 to make reservations.

Food items like sandwiches, salads, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase at the ArtFest.

Hours for the Boston Mills ArtFest are 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday both weekends. Admission is $8 for adults (18+), $6 for seniors (60+) and $6 for students (12-18). Children 11 and under are free.

For more information about the Boston Mills ArtFest call 330-657-2334 or get online at www.bmbm.com.

Boston Mills Ski Resort is located at 7100 Riverview Rd. in Peninsula, Ohio. Peninsula is 26 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 34 minute drive.