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Columbus Winterfair 2023

December 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - December 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Columbus Winterfair 2023

Columbus Winterfair will be held from December 1st to 3rd, 2023, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. This season in Columbus, enjoy artistic shopping and meet the talented individuals behind magnificent pieces of unique paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and more. Treat your senses at the Gourmet Marketplace, offering handcrafted soaps, lotions, chocolates, dips, and other treats.

 

About Columbus Winterfair

Winterfair has been a major cultural festival in Columbus since 1963. Winterfair is organized by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a non-profit organization that has been promoting excellent workmanship for almost 50 years. This fine art and artisan expo attracts hundreds of artists from throughout the country. Winterfair is an artists’ market with ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting, and photography, where consumers may discover everything from a handcrafted mug to a gorgeous watercolor painting.

This exhibition attracts a devoted, craft-buying audience of 20,000 people from Cleveland to Indianapolis. Columbus Winterfair is a favorite with artists and fans alike, ranking in the top ten on Sunshine Artist’s list of the top 100 craft exhibitions. The objectives of the ODC’s fairs, exhibits, education programs, and publications are to set a standard of excellence in craft, to foster creative growth, to provide professional assistance to craftsmen, and to raise public knowledge, admiration, and appreciation for fine craft.

 

Winterfair Emerging Artist Program

This Artist Program allows artists who are new to juried art exhibitions or who have recently graduated from art school to sell their work in person at Winterfair without having to pay a booth fee. The Ohio Designer Craftsmen finance six artists for a single Winterfair display so that they can meet other artists, participate in a juried art show, and support their artistic pursuits.

While anyone can apply to ODC exhibits, only Ohio Designer Craftsmen members are eligible to exhibit. ODC members receive a two-point boost on their jury scoring. The annual membership fee is $35 for an individual and $45 for a combined membership, payable after acceptance, along with the booth fee.

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Schedule

Friday, December 1, 10 am–7 pm
Saturday, December 2, 10 am–7 pm
Sunday, December 3, 11 am–4 pm

 

Ticket Information

Adults – $7
Youth (12 and under) – Free

Tickets can be purchased online from the Columbus Winterfair website

 

Location:

Bricker Building, Ohio Expo Center
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212

 

Parking

Upon reaching the Ohio Expo Center’s Bricker Building, follow signs and guidance from parking attendants to locate the designated parking areas.

Approaching from the North:
Head south on I-71 to Exit 111, 17th Avenue. Turn right off the exit, and you’ll find the Bricker Building and parking on your left.

Approaching from the South:
Travel north on I-71 to Exit 111, 17th Avenue. Turn left off the exit, and the Bricker Building and parking will be on your left. 

Approaching from the East:
Take I-70 West to I-71 North. Continue on I-71 North to Exit 111, 17th Avenue. Turn left off the exit, and you’ll find the Bricker Building and parking on your left. 

Approaching from the West:
Drive east on I-70 to I-71 North. Proceed on I-71 North to Exit 111, 17th Avenue. Turn left off the exit, and the Bricker Building and parking will be on your left. 

 

Winterfair FAQs:

Admission Cost:
The admission fee supports Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a nonprofit organization, in their mission to aid professional artists and educate the community through programs and exhibitions at the Ohio Craft Museum.

Return Visit Policy:
Purchased tickets are valid for all three days of Winterfair, and attendees can obtain a return ticket for re-entry upon leaving the event.

Discounts for Admission:
$5 tickets are available at the Ohio Craft Museum, and members enjoy a discounted admission fee of $2 by presenting their membership card at the ticket window.

Handicap Parking:
Handicap parking is available at the event.

Wheelchair Accessibility:
Ohio Designer Craftsmen provides a limited number of wheelchairs for patron use at Winterfair.

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    Details

    Start:
    December 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am
    End:
    December 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://winterfair.org/

    Organizer

    Ohio Designer Craftsmen
    Phone
    614-486-4402
    View Organizer Website

    Venue

    Bricker Building, Ohio Expo Center
    717 E. 17th Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43212 United States
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