The St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts will bring more than 200 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country to Westlake, Ohio, July 11-13. Now in its 21st year, the 2014 Festival of the Arts will welcome the community on the following dates and times: Friday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring along nonperishable food items, which will be donated to local food banks. In 2013, more than 2,500 pounds of food was collected to help those in need.
The 2014 Festival of the Arts also features live musical entertainment, a variety of food stations and hands-on children’s craft activities. Situated in an idyllic setting along a one-half-mile walking track on the St. John campus, a diverse representation of mixed media will include jewelry, wearable art, stained glass, basketry, ceramics, watercolors, oils, photography and more. The Festival of the Arts is a juried show and prize money is awarded to winners in several categories.
The Festival of the Arts is easily accessible via two major highways (I-90 and I-480). St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts is located at 29000 Center Ridge Road in Westlake, Ohio (20 minutes west of downtown Cleveland). Festival directions, as well as additional information, can be found at www.stjohnmedicalcenter.net.
St. John Medical Center is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.