Awards & Events

Applications Open for Summer Festival of the Arts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 20th annual Summer Festival of the Arts at Youngstown State University will be held the first weekend in July and artist applications are now being accepted.

The early deadline for the juried fine arts show is April 2. Applications are available at or by emailing festival director Lori Factor at All applications must be submitted with the $20 jury fee and if an artist is accepted into the show, there is a $100 booth fee.

“The Summer Festival of the Arts has become an anchor event for a weekend-long series of activities in our community,” Factor said in a release. “We are grateful to the community for supporting the arts over the years as well as to the artists who have exhibited and sold their artwork. We are looking forward to the variety of activities planned to celebrate the 20th year of bringing great art to the Valley.”

In addition to the arts festival – held July 7 and 8 – the weekend will also include the Youngstown Wine and Jazz concert, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Greekfest, the Festival of Nations and other activities sponsored by community art and cultural groups.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.