Hang Out at Fat Heads with the BAF!

11 Apr
Here’s your last chance to pick up your “Thirsty for Art” beer tasting tickets! It’s a beer tasting and art fundraiser put on by the Berea Arts Fest. We’re celebrating our 28th year as an arts festival, and we want to share it with you. Please join us for a day at Fat Head’s Brewery.
All the cool kids will be there Dan the Man, #Christie, That R!ch Guy, Phil-Up my beer, Andy and his driver, and many many more! Don’t miss out on this FUN-draiser
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Who’s Thirsty for Art?

1 Mar

Join the Berea Arts Fest for its “Thirsty for Art” Beer tasting fundraiser on April 22nd.  Click here for tickets!

2018 BAF Applications are Now Available!

2 Feb

The 2018 Berea Arts Fest Applications are now available.  We have teamed up with Zapplication for an online application process.  Click Here to apply!

Direct Link: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6328

Thank YOU for Another Great Event!

21 Sep

Demonstrating Artist – Dana Depew

7 Sep
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Dana Depew – Artist

The Berea Arts Fest is thrilled to have Cleveland area artist, Dana Depew, as one of its demonstrating artists for the 27th annual Berea Arts Fest.  Dana is a Berea resident and is highly respected in the Cleveland art scene and community. He is well known as gallery owner, curator and installation artist, in addition to his many hats.   Dana frequently uses found objects as art.  He reuses wood, found objects and old signs to breath new life in to creative solutions works of art.  His work can be found all over town including (but not limited to) Melt Bar and Grilled, Big Fun, The Children’s Museum, and many, many more! (Just google him!)

Dana will be demonstrating how he builds bird houses in his “Aviation Factory”.  Guests will be able to watch, interact, and perhaps take one of these bird houses to install somewhere around town. (If you’re lucky!)  The bird houses will be made from the lumber found in old homes (set for demolition) and other resources that would have other wise put his material in a landfill.

Guests should listen for the sound of a miter saw and air-nailer to find Dana’s Aviation Factory (booths 26-27).  Dana will be creating all day long at the 27th Annual Berea Arts Fest, on Sunday Septeber 10, 2017 from 10a-5p.

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Try not crying when you see what’s at the Berea Arts Fest…

7 Sep

baf babyThe Berea Arts Fest is a busy and colorful festival right in the heart of Berea. But the planners at the Arts Fest tell us that more often they see moments throughout this one day festival that brings them and their guests to tears. Here’s why:

Support for young artists. As you shop among more than 80 artist tents keep an eye out for new and emerging artist. For some this may be their first art show. Often our more experienced artists share tips and advice with the new artists, but buying art from emerging artists not only grows art in our community but sets a new artist on a successful career path. Talk to the new artist they’ll tell you how much your purchase means to them.

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See things you’ve never seen before. There’s plenty of performers at the Berea Arts Fest. You can see bands, dancers, sculptors and more but take a moment and turn around and look at the guests watching the performance. You see magic moments when a child sees ballet for the first time. You’ll see seniors dancing to favorite songs. And everywhere you’ll see the joy in people’s faces when they find that art that makes them happy. Enjoy your day at the Arts Fest.

Relax, let your creativity shine. The Berea Arts Fest celebrates the creative spirit in us all. We all live busy lives, but on Sunday you get to just enjoy the creative spirit we all have. Celebrate your love of the arts, meet artists, and connect with thousands of other art lovers like you. And when you’re done, you can take a piece of it home with you and continue to let art grow in your life till next year’s Arts Fest.

We’ll see you this Sunday at the Berea Arts Fest, Sunday Sept. 10. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rain or shine, always free always fun. Bereaartsfest.org

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Featured Artists – Valerie Thomas and Dana Shirley

1 Sep
Valerie Thomas and Dana Shirley of Laguna Blue Studios from ChagrinFalls, OH and Naples, FL, have studied with masters in gold smithing both locally at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and internationally at Alchimia Jewellery School in Florence, Italy.
All pieces are one-of-a-kind and Valerie and Dana use both ancient and contemporary fabrication processes to produce a unique style. With a combined 40 years of experience they have developed varying styles and designs which makes their collaborations most interesting.
The couple has won many awards over the years with Dana winning the most recent international and prestigious award in England for his Chasing and Repoussé techniques.
Valerie is a highly skilled gem carver in both organic and fantasy cut gems.
Dana has demonstrated his art of chasing and repoussé at fine art shows for years.
Their distinguished jewelry starts with Argentium® sterling silver, the best sterling on the market today with more pure silver (.935) and it is tarnish resistant and twice as strong as the older sterling.  18k and pure gold are used to accent their higly textured pieces. The artists fabricate quality, one-of-a-kind pieces that will give years of enjoyment

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