Deadline: July 7
Artist Notification: July 22
Application Fee: $27 Booth Fee: $485-$970
Listed in 2018 Sunshine Artist Magazine:
100 Best Classic and Contemporary Crafts Show category
Columbus Winterfair is 43 years old and still the most anticipated holiday shopping event of its size and kind in the region. This juried show is supported by a loyal, enthusiastic audience of 18,000, and draws patrons from Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.
Artist amenities include:
- Discounted block room rates for artists
- Convenient show hours and setup
- Nine cash awards and ribbons for excellence
- Hands-on activities for visitors
- Friendly, helpful staff with experience running a well-organized show; booth sitters
- Printed directory listing booth location and business website for each artist
- Online directory on our website with photos of artists' work and links to their websites
We have an extensive marketing plan that combines print, digital and social media, including advertising on local television and radio stations, email blasts, postcard mailings, print ads, and coupons in newspapers and gift guides. We utilize social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to enhance marketing to young artists and attendees. We also utilize online ticket sales, ticket give-aways and shopping-spree contests to generate interest.
"I have been to dozens of art exhibitions over the years but this one, by far, was the best in so many ways: location, facility, access to the artists/
craftsmen (plenty of room for walking), friendliness of the staff and the artist/craftsmen, and variety and quality of work."
"The staff is always friendly, helpful and professional. Everything runs like clockwork. Thank you so much for your efforts. Great job, once again!"
"For my first time at Winterfair I was exceptionally pleased with everything. I especially liked the bags that were handed out to every customer, the rest areas and plentiful seating, both things I think really help get people in the buying mood. I also thought the quality of work was excellent. I hope to be back next year!"
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
1665 W. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212