You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

breaking news

Woman shot in home invasion has died

Art of all types to be displayed in Urbana


Art comes in all shapes and sizes, and whether it hangs on a wall, in a yard, in a frame or on a person it will all come in a square on Saturday.

The ninth annual Art Affair on the Square will feature just about any kind of art from more than 60 artists on Monument Square and North Main Street in Urbana 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Monument Square District Inc. and reflects Urbana’s long collaboration of commerce and the arts.

Whereas many events involving art are gallery-based, Art Affair on the Square is a juried, invitational show that brings the artists to the masses outdoors. The number of artists has almost doubled in the nine years since the event began, in from all over Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

“This is an event people look forward to,” said committee chairperson Sara Kerns. “We work to have a variety of artists and a wide variety of art forms.”

There will be acrylic, watercolor and pastel paintings, drawings, fine art photography, pottery, home decor and jewelry.

“Even with something like pottery you will find several different types, none like the others,” said Kerns.

Then there are the less common types of art that Kerns said are part of the discovery and fun, such as fiber art, that uses old neckties to create bags and scarves, or lathe-turned wood arts and wood splint baskets.

Kerns said Art Affair on the Square isn’t limited to visual arts. Literary arts will have its own area with several authors signing their works.

And there will be performing arts, with live music, singing and dancing throughout the event.

Tied in will be an architectural tour of Urbana where patrons can take a horse-drawn carriage to view many of the area’s historic 19th-century homes or take a walking narrated tour.

An added attraction this year will highlight artists with disabilities exhibited in the windows of local businesses along the festival area. Kerns said this work should be available for view to those who can’t make Art Affair on the Square for several days after.

A variety of food choices will also be available at both restaurants and in a café-style area. All ages can find something of interest according to Kerns.

“This will be a nice, easygoing festival for families and handicap-accessible. We are very consumer friendly.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

Donald Trump will remain a producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Donald Trump will remain a producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
President-elect Donald Trump will remain a producer on the revamped NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice." Variety reported that Trump has an executive producer credit on the reality TV show, according to confirmation from MGM Television, which produces the show.
Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield
Ryan Stevenson to perform at John Legend Theater in Springfield
John Lennon: How we first heard about his death 36 years ago
John Lennon: How we first heard about his death 36 years ago
John Lennon, who rose to unimaginable fame first as one of the Beatles, then as a songwriter and an activist, was shot and killed outside of his home in New York City 36 years ago today.
Concert announcements
Concert announcements
What to expect at the 2nd annual Gingerbread Festival in Yellow Springs
What to expect at the 2nd annual Gingerbread Festival in Yellow Springs
More Stories