Fun At The Pooka Festival

An Evening Under the Stars

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 2018
In The Event Tent • Bedford Commons
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Music, Food and Wine Pairings

  •  Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute
  • Robesto’s Catering
  • Pastry Chef Mia Amidi from Zack Bruell’s Restaurants
  • Cutting Edge Wine Selections
  • Entertainment by The Spyder Stompers & Sugar Pie

$40 per Person • $75 per Couple

NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (216) 469-7640

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

  •  Art Show and Sale
  • Artisan Village Live Music
  • International Dance Performers
  • Gazebo Entertainment
  • Young Artists Alley
  • Bedford Middle School and High School Student Art Mural
  • Imagination Village in the Sedlon Garden with Kids Art Activities
    • Saturday -  11:30am-5:30pm
    • Sunday - 1:00pm-5pm
  • Gourmet Food Vendors
  • Artists and Artisans
    • Saturday - 11:00am-8:00pm
    • Sunday - 1:00pm-6:00pm

FREE ADMISSION!


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (216) 469-7640

Gazebo Live Entertainment

Saturday, September 8th

  • 11:00 - Bedford Madrigal Singers 
  • 12:00 - Sheela Das Hootenanny Ukulele Workshop 
  • 1:00 - Roger Page ~ Vocalist and Guitarist ~ West Coast Jazz  
  • 2:00 - Bennie  Jackson ‘s Master Piece ~ Pop, Funk, Disco, Motown  and R&B
  • 3:00 - The Good Knights ~ Old Time Americana 
  • 4:00 - Blues Devils ~ Blues and More
  • 5:00 - Tribe Ostara Tribal Belly Dance 
  • 6:00- 9:00 - Sugar Pie Swing Dance Party ~ Get Hep Swing Dancers ~ Enjoy a swinging good  time!

Sunday, September 9th

  • 1:00 - C.C.C.C. Art Troupe
  • 1:50 - Cats On Hoilday Duo ~ Texas and Louisiana inspired Blues, Rock, Roots, Swamp POP & Zydeco
  • 3:00 - George Foley ~ Ragtime & Old Time Jazz 
  • 4:00 - Syrena Polish Dancers ~ Polish Polka At The Pooka!
  • 5:00 - The Day Trippers ~ Vintage Garage Rock
  • 6:00 Closing Announcements & Chinese Raffle Drawing 

A Call to Artists

Media

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.

Criteria

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.

Disclaimer

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


Sales are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Fees

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.

Application

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 

Fees

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

An Evening Under the Stars 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 2018
In The Event Tent • Bedford Commons
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Music, Food and Wine Pairings


  • Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute
  • Robesto’s Catering
  • Pastry Chef Mia Amidi from Zack Bruell’s Restaurants
  • Cutting Edge Wine Selections
  • Entertainment by The Spyder Stompers & Sugar Pie

$40 per Person • $75 per Couple

NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (216) 469-7640

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 free live entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday at the gazebo on Bedford Commons or have some wonderful food made by local Gourmet Food Vendors.


Saturday hours: 11am - 8pm

Sunday hours: 1pm - 6pm



What's new?

Children's Imagination Area - paint like Picasso, enjoy a juggler 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.


An Evening Under the Stars

Drop a line to Sandy Spinks below!

A BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

30 South Park Street; Bedford OH 44146

(440) 232-0796

 

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WHAT'S A POOKA?

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.