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.

COVID-19 REFUND POLICY

Ohio Designer Craftsmen, producers of the Greater Cincinnati Winterfair
and Columbus Winterfair, take the safety and well-being of our artists,
staff, volunteers and guests seriously. Mindful of the concerns
surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to being
responsive, heeding guidance on preventative measures from the US Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and county
guidelines.

We do not have any plans to cancel the event at this time; if it does
come to this, our refund policy on booth fees will be as follows:

Artist booth fee, corner fee, and rest area fee will be refunded in full
if the show is cancelled because of the Coronavirus.
We will keep you up-to-date with any changes that will affect the Columbus Winterfair.

Columbus Winterfair

On the 2019 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.

December 4-6, 2020
At the Ohio Expo Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Important Dates:
August 16 – Application Deadline- We have extended this deadline.
August 31 – Notifications of participation status
September 15 – Booth fees and contracts due
October 4 – 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.
December 3 – Artist set-up
Link to Zapplication

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.

November 27-29, 2020
At the Covington (KY) Convention Center

Important Dates:
August 16 – Application Deadline. We have extended this deadline.
August 31 – Notifications of participation status
September 15 – Booth fees and contracts due
October 4 – 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.
November 25 & 26 – Artist set-up.
Link to Zapplication

Art Studio Clearance Sale

The ONLY Ohio Designer Craftsmen craft fair SALE of the year! 160 artists, including Winterfair favorites, offering new work, discontinued designs, overstock and slightly imperfect items at bargain prices.

Columbus, February 5-6, 2021
At the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds
Deadline to apply to Art Studio Clearance is December 11, 2020.
Link to Zapplication

 

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

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 below to be added to our artist mailing list.


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