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The 53rd Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts


Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival took place on June 22 - 24, 2018 at Toledo Botanical Garden and featured the work of more than 200 artists from across the country. Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, Crosby Festival has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Now celebrating its 53rd year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival and is THE fine art festival in Northwest Ohio. As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 700+ preview party guests each year.

Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a two day art show taking place Saturday & Sunday. A Preview Party is held the Friday before, so that Festival patrons can be the first to see and purchase art, while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music.

We look forward to hosting the 54th Crosby Festival of the Arts on June 28 through June 30, 2019.  Artists and food vendors who are interested in applying can check Zapplication.org beginning in late October, 2018.

2018 Crosby Festival of the Arts Award Winners:

BEST IN SHOW

Luis Enrique Gutierrez - (Ceramics)

Ceramics

1st Place - Debra Steidel

2nd place - Kaname Takada

3rd place - Gail Russell

Fiber

1st place - Philippe Laine

2nd place - Jennifer Buddie Karas

3rd place - Frank Westfall

Glass

1st place - Mark Sudduth

2nd place - Berry Davis

3rd place - David Goldhagen

Graphics

1st place - Jesse Richard

2nd place - Paul Brand

Jewelry

1st place - Amy Beeler

2nd place - Linda Jones

3rd place - Lisa Williams

Mixed Media

1st place - Margaret Luttrell

2nd place - James Ardis

3rd place - Yu Chuan Liu

Painting

1st place - Sang Kim

2nd place - Michael Kersey

3rd place - Micah Mullen

Photography

1st place - Chris Maher

2nd place - David Reade

3rd place - Chris Gug

Sculpture

1st place - Ron Stinson

2nd place - Scott McMunn

3rd place - Thomas Yano

Wood

1st place - Neil Kemarly

2nd place - Carl Huth

3rd place - Ron & Christine Sisco

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