Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

3600 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Lynette Santoro-Au

(614) 583-5310




The annual Labor Day Arts Festival is a one-day, blind-juried arts festival. Presented by First Federal Bank and hosted by the City of Upper Arlington, this free temporary al fresco gallery and interactive art space is held in Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd. on Labor Day. The festival draws over 25,000 people each year and is considered the city’s signature event. Located in the beautiful neighborhood setting of Northam Park, the festival showcases the works of over 200 local, regional and national artists working in a variety of media including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glassware, sculpture and more. 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 entertainment and arts/crafts activities for children and adults, a variety of food vendors and refreshment booths, and a silent art auction throughout the day. Pedal Instead, a free valet bicycle parking service program provides a green travel option for guests. More than 200 volunteers make this community event possible.