It is with great sadness that the Cultural Arts Division is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Labor Day Arts Festival as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As difficult as this decision is, the health of the community, festival attendees, artists, and staff comes first. Recognizing that the festival is a much-loved Upper Arlington tradition for not only the community but region as well, the division explored all possible options but concluded it was not possible to host the event and still maintain the current health and safety protocols and social distancing requirements. Staff also took into account the possible continuation of current restrictions on public gatherings set by the Ohio Department of Health and travel restrictions set by the State of Ohio during the time of the festival.
2020 LABOR DAY ARTS FESTIVAL CANCELLED
The annual Labor Day Arts Festival is a one-day blind-juried arts festival celebrating over 50 years of creativity. Hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, the Festival draws over 25,000 people each year and is the City’s signature event.
Located in the beautiful neighborhood setting of Northam Park, the Festival showcases the works of local, regional, and national artists working in a variety of media. Artists return to our festival each year because they prefer a one-day festival format, enjoy robust sales, a knowledgeable and art-enthusiastic audience, and are well cared for by our volunteers.
A variety of activities add to the Festival’s success as a family-oriented event: an Entertainment Stage with local performers playing all day, an Art Activities Area with performances and arts/crafts activities for children and adults and a variety of refreshment booths.
Nearly 200 volunteers make this community event possible. Be a part of an event 50 years in the making by applying now.