The will feature the work of 150 artists, and Cleveland Heights Patch has selected a few to tell you about. We'll provide a brief profile of one artist each day leading up to and during the event.
Cleveland Heights artist Chris Zielski believes that "ideas and inspiration come from all around us."
Her inspiration to pursue working in the metal medium came after she researched non-toxic printmaking techniques for a high school course, according to her website. She didn't end up teaching the course, but she did pick up, and now specializes in, metals.
Zielski, who started Copper Leaf Studios, said she's lived in Cleveland Heights for more than 10 years.
"One of the main reasons I was drawn to this community was because of the rich arts and culture — Cain Park Arts Festival is a huge part of that," Zielski said. "As a vendor, the arts festival gives me the opportunity to meet with art lovers face to face. I do a lot of commission work, including larger custom pieces for people's homes. Most projects start over small talk in my booth, or a business card slipped into a pocket. An idea is sparked, a project gets created, and a friendship is made. It's a lovely thing to be a part of, truly."
The Arts Festival runs Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15. Admission is free Friday and $5 per day Saturday and Sunday for attendees 13 years old and up. Children 12 and under are free all weekend. Hours are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.