Celebrating 40 Years of Art on Chardon Square
The Chardon Square Association’s annual Arts Festival is held on the first Sunday of August on beautiful, historic Chardon Square. Chardon Square is located at the intersection of Routes 44 and 6, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This juried, outdoor show is free to attend and will host over 100 artists both local and out of state, providing a wonderful opportunity for a day of shopping and dining in a park like-setting. It is estimated that 5,000 people enjoy this beautiful show each year.
The artists represented will cover many different genres including; painting, stained glass, leather, fabric art, wood carving, pottery, photography, weaving, copper, jewelry, stone cutting and more.
Artists that are featured come from around the country, as well as from our own back yard. This year’s Featured Local Artist is Jim Anderson of Farmhouse Stoneware. Jim has been in the show for all 40 years, and was instrumental in its formation. Jim and his wife Betsy of Munson Township will be offering an exclusive commemorative item for the show. A portion of the proceeds of that item will be donated to the Chardon Square Association “in support of their many efforts to keep the historic Square a vibrant part of the community“.
A great selection of restaurants will be open on the Square during the festival for your dining pleasure, as well as food vendors at the show. While on the Square, enjoy shopping in a variety of shops and boutiques that will also be open.
Lolly the Trolley will be providing rides throughout the day to Big Creek Park where the Geauga Park District will be holding their Nature Arts Festival.
Please note that no dogs will be allowed in the park during the festival. This city ordinance will be enforced by the Chardon Police Department.