A Call to Artists


Work in 2 or 3 dimensions will be considered, including: drawings, paintings, mixed media works, printmaking, photography, graphic works, enameled works, metalwork, jewelry, sculptures, fiber arts, glassworks, ceramics and woodworking.


Exhibitors will be selected strictly on the merits of their art as interpreted by a juried panel.  All works must be original - no kits or molds, unless mold is original work of artist.  All paintings and drawings must be framed, matted and tastefully displayed.


We reserve the right to ask that hazardous or objectionable work be removed from the exhibit.  

Sales are the responsibility of the exhibitor.


The space fee is $75.  Do not send fee until you received notification of acceptance!!

Fees are due by the end of July 2018 and are payable to the Bedford Historical Society.

No refunds will be made after August 6,  2018.

Exhibit Space

Exhibitors will be assigned a 10' x 10' space under a large carnival tent at Bedford Commons (730 Broadway Ave, Bedford OH 44146)  Lighting is provided. Tent sides are tacked down, but wind gusts are a possibility. Electricity is provided. Overnight security is provided by the Bedford Police Department. Exhibitor must furnish their own displays, tables and chairs.


Please send 4 photos or digital images of 4 different pieces of current work labeled with artist's name, title,  medium and size; a SASE for return of materials; an artist statement and resume and a signed application/agreement form.

If you need an application/agreement, contact Sandy Spinks, Art Show Coordinator

Phone (216) 469-7640

Email: xasize@ameritech.net

Artisans and Artisan Village

Bring your own tent

Join us at our Artisan Village. Bring your own tent, displays, tables, chairs, etc.

Free parking is available. All vehicles must unload from Broadway or North Park. Electrical services are limited. Overnight security provided by the Bedford Police Department 


The space fee is $50.  You will be assigned a 10' x 10' space (bigger if needed, 2 days minimum) at Bedford Commons (730 Broadway Avenue, Bedford OH 44146

Fees payable to the Bedford Historical Society.  Due by the end of July 2017

Artisan Village Exhibitors

Woodwork, Furniture, Jewelry, Weaving, Macramé, Leather, Bonsai, Airbrush, Knitting, Handsewn items, Decorative Arts, Food items (pickles, jams, jellies, partries and breads), Candles, Soaps and Lotions.


Application/Agreement Form

If you need an application/agreement form contact Sandy Spinks, Art Show Coordinator.

Phone:  (216)469-7640

E-mail:  xasize@ameritech.net


Friday Night

Murder Mystery Dinner!  The audience participates at this whodunit catered dinner and play.  $35 per person - come join the fun!  The theme is "Class Reunion of 1977".

Venue - Ellenwood Rec Center

124 Ellenwood Avenue

Bedford OH  44146

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Seated dinner at 7:00 pm

Menu - Brisket with sauce on the side

Macaroni and cheese

Salad and mixed veggies

Desserts - Coffee - Tea

Catered by Book the Cook

Reservations by credit card call:

Betsy Squire Lee 216 536 0093

Regina Taussig 330 888 3101

Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy a juried art show by Ohio and surrounding area artists...buy an original for your own collection!

While you're browsing enjoy live entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday at the gazebo on Public Square or have a snack at one of our three specialty food trucks.

Saturday hours: 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday hours: 1 pm - 7 pm


11 am Sugar Pie Hootenanny Ukulele Workshop

Noon Blue Devils

1:00 pm George Foley (Ragtime)

2:00 pm Cleveland Modern Ballet

"Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast

**Small fee for lessons ages 6-12

What's new?

Children's Imagination Area - paint like Picasso, enjoy a juggler, have your little one's face painted or enjoy a performance by The Big Bubble Company or John Flowers Mad Mountain Juggler!  

Artisan Village - for everyone who loves original crafts - leather, wood, lotions, candles.  Take a stroll through the Village and talk with crafters about their unique wares.


1:00 pm C.C.C.C. Art Troupe

2:00 pm  Spyder Stompers & Sugar Pie

4:00 pm  Polish Dancers

5:00 pm  Ron Davis/Eddie Bacchus

Murder Mystery Reservation

Drop a line to Sandy Spinks below!


30 South Park Street; Bedford OH 44146

(440) 232-0796


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Pookas are gnome-like characters created by local Bedford artist Richard Sedlon.  These whimsical, agrarian creatures range from six to eight inches tall and live in the forest.  Like their creator they love to paint, play music, read and sing...basically they like to have a good time!

Some of Richard Sedlon's artwork will be displayed at the festival.  Prints are available in the Town Hall Museum gift shop.