Fine Craft and Bargain Prices

Await Savvy Shoppers

JANUARY 24–25, 2015 

(Columbus, Ohio)—Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 21st annual Art Studio Clearance Sale, a juried event that brings out bargain hunters despite chilly January temperatures, is expected to draw thousands to the Ohio State Fairgrounds later this month. Scheduled for January 24–25 at the Lausche Building on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, the sale will offer limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art and fine craft by over 120 artists.

This is the one opportunity in the year for shoppers to purchase high-quality fine art and fine craft at discount prices. Many of the artists have also exhibited at Winterfair and the Columbus Arts Festival, where they sell their work at full price.

Over the years, smart shoppers have figured out that the Clearance Sale is the place to find beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, fine wearables, blown glass, photography, paintings and more at price reductions of 20%–60%. “This is the only time during the year that many of these artists reduce their prices,” stated ODC Executive Director Betty Talbott. “Savvy shoppers have discovered that this is the perfect place to purchase high-quality, handcrafted work at lower prices. And the roster of artists changes every year, so you never know what you’re going to find.”

The Lausche Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds is located on the north side of 17th Ave., directly off Interstate 71. Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, January 25. Admission is just $6; ODC members and children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Discount tickets can be purchased at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus.

The Art Studio Clearance Sale is produced by Ohio Designer Craftsmen (ODC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of fine craft, and helping artists develop and enhance professional skills. ODC receives ongoing funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. Membership is open to both artists and craft enthusiasts. For further information, see our website,, like us on facebook and follow us on twitter @ohiocraft.