The 2017 Willoughby ArtsFest will be hosted in the wonderful Historic Downtown Willoughby on July 15th! The streets of Downtown Willoughby will be closed and lined with over 130 juried artists featuring an assortment of artistic pieces from paintings all the way to mixed media. Throughout the event musical entertainment will be provided in the streets and at the Gazebo in Pointe Park. Hunger will set in after spending a day at the festival. Specialty food vendors will be spread out throughout the festival for a quick snack, and for a full meal stop by one of the many tasty restaurants in Downtown Willoughby.
In the festivals 26-year history in Downtown Willoughby, it has grown to be a staple event drawing artists and attendees from all over the region. Each year the ArtsFest continues to evolve as a celebration of arts and culture adding artists and entertainment. Last year, we added a children’s section that gives kids of all ages a chance to have a hands-on experience with art. Don’t forget if you get hungry or need a break from the heat, Downtown Willoughby has a great selection of restaurants for families and friends.
The ArtsFest Committee is made up of over 40 volunteers from local businesses and community members. Our committee members give countless hours of their time year-round and provide feedback to keep the festival unique, exciting, and fresh.
Year in and year out, the Willoughby ArtsFest would not be possible without the businesses and individuals that give their time and sponsorships. Their generosity enables the Willoughby ArtsFest to remain a free event.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the ArtsFest on Saturday, July 15th! Festival hours run from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. When the Festival is over you can head to the Oktoberfest at Immaculate Conception Church not more than 500 yards from the Willoughby ArtsFest.