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Who is going to Crosby Festival of the Arts?

We were juried in, and are getting ready for the festival, but wonder who else will be there?  If you have done the show before are there any great tips to share?  Value your feedback!  And if you have done the show, any recommendations for places to lodge for the weekend?  

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Comment by Robert Wallis on April 17, 2015 at 3:58pm

Take fans and have a decent awning in the back to block the sun as it gets hot as the blazes. If you're lucky and under the trees, take lights as it's dark under there. Take good walking shoes as it's a good hike from the parking lot to the artist's field. They have golf carts and vans to get you from the parking lot to the field so if you're patient there will be a lift available. I'm on the wait list after being in it last year for the first time. I stayed at a Red Roof Inn last year about ten minutes away. 

Comment by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on April 17, 2015 at 5:59pm
Good to know. I have not selected my booth space yet..I will have to keep your info in mind.
Comment by Dave Grabarczyk on April 19, 2015 at 12:08pm

I'll be doing the show again this year.  I make wooden jewelry boxes and it has been a good one so far.  I agree with all of what Robert has said in his comment.  Try to avoid booths 57 - 86 in the yellow section and 103-119 in the orange section as most of them are exposed to the sun and can get hot.  They also don't have much storage area behind the booths.  Most Toledo hotels are quite reasonable, I'm sure that you can get a good rate at something within 10-15 minutes of the art fair.

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 21, 2015 at 3:28pm

We did this show a number of times over the years. It is a lovely park. There are some logistical issues, getting in and out, but a nice place to spend the weekend. There is plenty of reasonably priced lodging nearby as already noted. We also stayed at that Red Roof.

I attended in 2013 and here is my report: http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/show-report-crosby-fe...

Comment by Robert Wallis on April 21, 2015 at 3:35pm
It was a nice show last year and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get in off the wait list this year.
Comment by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on April 21, 2015 at 6:31pm
And I am excited to be there this year for the first time. I hear they mix up the vendors every year. Artist friends tell us they were in 3 years in a row and have been wait listed 2 years in s row
Comment by Lynnea Bennett on April 24, 2015 at 10:32am
Next year I am going to apply..use to live in Toledo
Comment by Kelly Brown on April 27, 2015 at 12:15pm

I am thrilled to have been accepted on my first try to get into this show. I will be showing my mixed media paintings. It's a real honor to get in, and I'm very thankful!

Comment by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on April 27, 2015 at 2:28pm
Kelly - me too on the honored! Will be there with my silk and hubby's handcrafted soaps. What area did you pick? We asked for the red area
Comment by Alison E. Kurek on May 13, 2015 at 10:52pm

I was called off the wait-list this week. Now that I've read a few of the comments I question if I should have asked for one of the shaded tree areas. But -- being a wait-lister, I'm sure that most of the shady spots are long gone.

I was glad to read many of the positive comments about the show and I hope to meet some of you there! 

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