One of our favorite festivals is this weekend, the Columbus Arts Festival. The event showcases some of the best artists across the country, including several from Central Ohio.
So we are humbled that three artists, who sell their art at State & Third, will be among the notable 280 artists at this year’s Arts Festival.
First, Andrea Kaiser, of Glass Sky homemade jewelry, was one of 10 Central Ohio artists selected to participate in the Columbus Arts Festival’s Emerging Artist Program.
In addition to receiving a lower booth fee, the artists attend two artist bootcamps hosted by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The sessions train them on best practices for showcasing at festivals, including pricing, booth layout and décor, and selling techniques.
But you don’t have to wait until the festival to meet her or see her handmade jewelry. Andrea works at State & Third on Mondays.
Jim Seimer is the other artist participating in the arts festival. Jim, from Columbus, is known for his watercolor prints of Ohio scenes. But he has been capturing the beauty and splendor of several places in Ohio for several decades.
A new artist to the shop, Valerie Long, will be in Big Local Art Tent, where creative groups from all over the city come together to build a place for people to experience and purchase local art.
Valerie, of Val and Violet Jewelry, collects found objects to create unique handmade jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and bracelets. State and Third currently carries her brass hammered cuffs adorned with rhinestones and other found objects.
Andrea and Jim Nearly 280 artists were selected from more than 900 applicants through a blind jury process to be part of the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival. Valerie is one of Central Ohio 60 artists to participate in the Big Local Art Tent.
If you don’t have a chance to stop and see Andrea, Jim or Valerie’s art at the festival, stop by the shop. We’d love to introduce you to their art.
Thanks for shopping State & Third and supporting independent artist!