17th ANNUAL ART STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE

Welcomes Bargain Hunters to the Ohio State Fairgrounds
January 29–30, 2011

(Columbus, Ohio) – Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 17th annual Art Studio Clearance Sale, scheduled for January 29–30, will return to the Lausche Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on January 29–30. Located on the north side of 17th Avenue and easily accessed from I-71, the building and its adjacent parking area can accommodate the growing number of visitors.

This year’s sale event will feature limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art and craft works by 150 artists, many of whom have exhibited at Columbus Winterfair and the Columbus Arts Festival. Reduced prices typically fall 20% or more below normal prices. The sale will feature handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, fine wearables, blown glass, photography, painting and more. Shoppers will be able to purchase these items directly from the artists, who can explain the ideas and processes that went into creating the work.

“This is the only time during the year that many of these artists reduce their prices,” stated ODC executive director Sharon Kokot. “Savvy shoppers have discovered that this is a great opportunity to decorate home or office with original art at affordable prices. And with a number of artists participating for the first time, there’s sure to be a great selection of items.”

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 29, and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday, January 30. Admission is just $6; ODC members and children 12 and under free.

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 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 on ODC, see our website www.ohiocraft.org.