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Valley Art Center to host 36th Annual Art by the Falls, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

The show features approximately 120 painters, potters, jewelers, wood workers, fiber artists and other fine craftspeople.




CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - Summer in Chagrin Falls always brings a few beloved traditions; blossoms, balloons, popcorn, and Art by the Falls. Held over two days during the second weekend of June, this annual art festival has brought fine artists and crafters to the idyllic Riverside Park for over three decades. Originally launched in 1983 as a way for the emerging Valley Art Center to promote its robust roster of professional art instructors, the event has grown over time to a full-fledged weekend festival filled with original juried arts and crafts from local, regional, and national professional artisans.

Valley Art Center is proud to present the 36th Annual Art by the Falls, a free two-day, outdoor juried fine arts and contemporary crafts festival. The show features approximately 120 painters, potters, jewelers, wood workers, fiber artists and other fine craftspeople. Additionally, visitors young and old will enjoy live music, entertainment, and delicious fare provided by food trucks. The Non-Profit Village area assembles local and regional organizations to share their resources. Visitors can experience the process of art-making at our Demo Tent, featuring many of Valley Art Center’s professional instructors.  Our Children's Tent gives young artists a chance to contribute their own vision to a community art project, participants will receive a ticket for a chance to win a portion of the project. Patrons can buy raffle tickets at the front of the park in our Raffle Booth for a chance to win original works of art donated by every artist in the park.


Riverside Park, located in the middle of historic Chagrin Falls, on the banks of the Chagrin River, is an ideal setting for an outdoor festival. The expansive park overlooks two waterfalls and is situated on the village’s charming main street.  With ample parking, visitors can stroll the downtown area which holds a wealth of restaurants, galleries and fine shops. Chagrin Falls is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Saturday evening you can keep the party going with Chagrin Arts Annual Music Crawl, filling the night with live local music throughout the entire town.
The event is free and open to the public thanks to generous support from our sponsors including Chemical Bank and Cleveland Magazine. All our events are sponsored in part by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Ohio Arts Council.

Festival hours:
Saturday June 8, 2019, 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday June 9, 2019, 10 am - 5 pm


Media Contact: Dan Simone,
155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH  44022
(440) 247-7507