A one-of-a-kind art event returns to Cincinnati. Read on as we get an exclusive look into what’s new this year.
For fun and funky art — ranging from wearable art, yard installations and home décor — the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show is coming back to Cincinnati for its second annual appearance.
The event takes place March 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center. Admission is $3 to public, and free for 12 yrs and under.
“Since last year was our first year in the Cincinnati market, we only expect the show to grow and become bigger every year. We promote our events through tons of media outlets and are always finding new ways to get the word out there about our shows,” says Amanda Look, the show’s event coordinator.
This is not just your average craft show, Look says, as all of the artwork featured will be handcrafted by more than 80 local artisans in the Cincinnati area. According to Look, the range of items featured at the event will include: apparel, rustic home décor, jewelry, woodwork, and more.
“Personally, the best thing about being a part of the Avant-Garde show line is being able to connect with and see all of the incredible local talent,” Look says. “Each and every vendor brings something so unique and special to their craft and they truly love what they do and it shows in their pieces.”
For the past seven years, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft shows have been cultivating handmade artisans and crafters around the Mid-West. Not only do the artists and buyers benefit, but a local charity does as well. While part of their mission is focused on the arts and crafts, another aspect is their charity work and reinvesting back into the community, supporting more than 20 different charities.
This year’s spring show will benefit the Dragonfly Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and families to find their joy again. Based in Cincinnati, the Dragonfly Foundation offers assistance in many different ways, from Adopt-A-Family and gifting programs to fun, Dragonfly hosted events for patients and their families.
“It is so important to shop our local artisans and crafters because when you shop local you’re supporting your community, a family, a person,” Look says. “Not only are you keeping more money within your community but each item you get has its own character and passion behind it, and that is not something you can find in a department store.”
For more information on this year’s event and for special sneak peeks, check out their social media or visit their website at https://www.