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Performing Artists: Wizbang!

28 Aug

The Wizbang! is an experience: part theatre, part circus, always magical. You step into a intimate setting with velvet curtains, crazy creatures welcome you and the best entertain you! The ever evolving shows unfold in front, around and sometimes above you ! The Wizbang!, is produced and designed by Pinch and Squeal, (Jason and Danielle Tilk) a musical neo-vaudeville duo bringing you whimsical hilarity, clichéd sentimentality, knee-jerk patriotism and old-wheeze jokes. Become part of the madness!

Join us on Sunday September 8th to see Wizbang! and more!

Featured Artist: Val Lesiak

27 Aug

Val Lesiak/Picture Book Studio – “Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to draw.

Being told that there were no jobs where one could draw,

she attended Baldwin-Wallace to become an art teacher.

Upon graduation, she found there were no art teaching jobs

around where she lived, so she applied for a position at

American Greetings where she got hired by an ex-teacher. It was

there her adventure in greeting card world began in art and design.

She worked with many talented people including Tom Wilson,

the creator of Ziggy, as well as worked on many creative projects

including Care Bears. From conventional to cute and humorous

designing, greeting cards filled her world for 39 years.

Then she retired and a new journey began.”

Valerie Lesiak, Ohio artist and illustrator

Picture Book Studio sprung out of my journeys through my life as a designer at American Greetings. Designers just don’t retire. So now I get to play and illustrate in my own studio doing a little bit of everything from freelance and special projects for clients, to consulting, mentoring, participating in shows, as well as illustrating for the sheer fun of it.

Grindstone Award Winner: Georgie Rohde

19 Apr

Congratulations to the Berea Arts Fest’s own President Georgie Rohde named The Berea Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Grindstone Award Winner. Georgie’s lifetime of tireless service in support the environment and the arts in Berea make her a standout leader and model for volunteerism. Cheers to you Georgie from all of us at the Berea Arts Fest.

2019 Applications are Now Available!!!

1 Feb

Click Here for the 2019 Berea Arts Fest Application

Direct Link: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7412

Call for Artists & Fabricators

3 Oct

Bonds2_MFD-20180724121906The City of Berea along with the Berea Arts Fest, Inc. are completing the
renovation of Mucklo Playground and Park located off South Rocky River Rd., Berea, Ohio. The park renovation includes the construction of an outdoor blackboard for use by guests to the park. The design of the blackboard will be provided by The Berea Arts Fest, Inc. for fabrication by an independent local fabricator. Specifications for materials, finishes and installation will be provided in conjunction with the City of Berea.

Read Entire Fabrication Proposal Here!

When Life Gives You Rain, Wear Cute Boots and Jump in the Puddles

7 Sep

The Berea Arts Fest is this Sunday September 9th from 10a-5pm.  It is a rain or shine event.  We are aware of some of the weather predictions for this Sunday.  But we are also optimistic that if we know anything about Cleveland, Ohio weather is that it’s unpredictable and subject to change at anytime.  The 2018 Berea Arts Fest will happen this Sunday regardless of weather.  We can only hope for the best and adjust to the unexpected.  Although we all would love for sunny skies, sometimes life hands you rain clouds.  Without the rain, we could not “Let Art Grow”.  Please show your support during the cloudy days as you would during the sunny days.  We will still have lively music, thrilling performances, savory food, and of course GREAT art!

50+ Reasons a Red Wagon can Haul Ingenuity

4 Sep

WOW! that’s a lot of stuff!  Check out the Berea Arts Fest’s Arts and Crafts Wagon for 2018.  It’s packed to the gills, loaded up, and super saturated with the ideal family creative experience.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, and are only available at the raffle tent during the Berea Arts Fest. (Sunday Sept 9th, 10a-5p)  Below is a list of some of the contents:

 

1 Radio Flyer Red Wagon and a $50.00 gift certificate for Pat Catan’s in addition to the following:

Artist’s Supplies

Royal & Langnickel :

Essentials Acrylic Travel Easel set, 27 pieces

Art Instructor Watercolor  Still Life & Nature Studies, 23 pieces

Art Instructor Acrylic Wildlife & Nature studies, 24 pieces

Darice Studio 71 Deluxe Art Supplies, 80 pieces

72  Colors Watercolor Collection by Guanghui

US Art Supply 6 piece Art Accessory Pack: 9 inch by 12 Inch Watercolor Pad; 8.5 inches by 11 inches Field Sketch Pad; 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches Spiral Sketch Pad; 15 piece Brush Set; Plastic Paint Palette; 4 inch Color Wheel

Crayola Signature Sketch and Detail Dual Tip Markers, 16 markers

Crayola Bluetiful Crayons, 152 crayons

Marker Air Brush

Artist’s Loft Value Pack Canvas, 2 pieces, each 12 inches by 16 inches

3 packs of modeling clay

 

Crafts and Supplies

4 white adult T-Shirts

s e i tumble dye Neon tie dye kit

Tulip Fabric Spray Paint

Fiskar  supplies:  5 edging scissors: cloud, pinking, sunflower, ripple, and scallop;  3 in 1 corner squeeze punch; medium squeeze star punch; lever flower punch; lever star flower punch; 3 in 1 pack of 3 different size scissors

Magnetic Twist Trimmer: 14 inches, 8 standard and decorative blades

Cutting mat

12 inch by 12 inch 30 page album

12 inch by 12 inch Iris clear scrapbook case

DCWV  “Spring  Bloom”  12 inch by 12 inch paper pack (36 sheets)

Adhesives:  Cordless glue gun and glue sticks; 4 small bottles of glitter glue

Assorted rubber stamps, wooden and acrylic, and assorted stamp pads

“I Can Bead” Starter Kit and box of glass beads

Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk

Darice Light Box for dry embossing with 2 metal stencils and 1 stylus included

1 pack of construction paper

5 packs of card stock

2 packs of of 25 each blank white cards and envelopes

 

Specialty products

We R Memory Keepers products:

D I Y Party Board makes party hats, cupcake wraps, 8 oz. ice cream cup wraps, french fry cones, party horns, coffee sleeves, treat pouches, cotton candy cones, and 9 oz. cup wraps

Banner Punch Board creates banners in over 30 different shapes and sizes ranging from 1 inch to 8.5 inches; pennant, flag, and crest shape

Frame Punch Board creates paper frames from 2 inches to 12 inches

Gift Box Punch Board to make various sizes of boxes without using adhesives

Square Guide makes perfect 90 degree corners, 8.5 inch square, and 4 different sized circles

 

Craft Books/ Kits

Kids’ Crafternoon Felting, 25 projects

Fold and Fly Paper Airplanes

Recycle Robots

We Are Paper Toys

Green and Groovy Crafts:  Garbage Flowers

Dye-namic Kids

1-2-3 Draw:  Knights, Castles, and Dragons (book has been gently used)

Junk Mail Origami

The Encyclopedia of Craft Projects in an Afternoon

Better Homes and Gardens 501 Fun to Make Family Crafts

New Ideas for Paperfolding:  Origami (gently used, cover slightly damaged)

Origami Paper:  Over 400 sheets

Clay Characters for Kids