Artist Information

Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for over 50 years. The goals of our fairs, exhibitions, education programs and publications are to establish a standard of excellence in craft, encourage creative growth, provide professional support to craftspeople and build public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft.

Columbus Winterfair

On the 2020 Sunshine Artist 200 Best list in classic and contemporary crafts category and still going strong. Winterfair is supported by a loyal, craft-buying audience of 15,000, and draws patrons from as far as Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. This popular sale is the perfect way to end your sales season.

New Artists

If you’d like information on future fairs at ODC but don’t wish to apply to a show at this time, please complete the form at the bottom of the page to be added to our artist mailing list.

Columbus Winterfair has been cancelled. Please visit Winterfair.org online for the artists’ virtual show.
Ohio Expo Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Important Dates 2021:
TBA – Application Deadline- We have extended this deadline.
TBA – Notifications of participation status
TBA – Booth fees and contracts due
TBA – Deadline for Cancellation Refund (less $75.00 administrative fee.) ALL cancellations must be received in writing by October 4, 2020 to receive refund. Requests after this date are non-refundable.
TBA – Artist set-up

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

This over 40-year-old show opens the day after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Strategically located at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, just across the river from Cincinnati, the fair attracts an audience of 7,000–8,000 from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Artists enjoy easy show hours, allowing time to try out the many fine restaurants nearby or relax in their rooms at the affordable Marriott RiverCenter Hotel, adjoining the fair venue.

Cincinnati Winterfair has been cancelled. Please visit Winterfair.org online for the artists’ virtual show.
Covington (KY) Convention Center

Important Dates:
TBA – Application Deadline. We have extended this deadline.
TBA – Notifications of participation status
TBA – Booth fees and contracts due
TBA– Deadline for Cancellation Refund (less $75.00 administrative fee.) ALL cancellations must be received in writing by October 4, 2020 to receive refund. Requests after this date are non-refundable.
TBA – Artist set-up.

Art Studio Clearance Sale Artist Information

Lausche Building, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus

Saturday, May 1-Sunday, May 2, 2021 (Times TBA) PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES!

Deadline to apply to Art Studio Clearance Sale is March 14, 2021. 

To apply, click on the link to ZAPP   

We’re looking forward to even more bargain hunters at the Expo Center in 2021 for this laid-back, fun and profitable show.  Booth fees are low, no fancy set-up is required, and the “blue light specials” keep things lively throughout each day. This increasingly popular show is a great place to try out creative sales gimmicks, reduce overstock and slightly imperfect inventory, and generate income during the “off” season for Midwest fairs.  Limited to 150 exhibitors.

Application Fee: $27.00
Application Deadline: March 14, 2021
Notification Mailed By: March 19, 2021
Contracts & Fees Due By: March 28, 2021
Set-Up Date: April 30, 2021
Booth Fees (to be paid after acceptance, along with signed contract)
10’ x 10’ space $270
10’ x 15’ space $405
10’ x 20’ space $540Corner space is an additional $75

 

Questions? If you have problems with ZAPP please call 614-486-7119 or email fairs@ohiocraft.org.