Bexley to celebrate annual Festival of the Arts Dec. 6

The sixth annual Bexley Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Montrose Elementary School, 2555 E. Main St. in Bexley. 

The Festival is a family event showcasing more than 30 artists and crafters working in a range of media, who will show and sell their work. In addition, the Festival will feature live performances in dance, music, martial arts and other arts as well as demonstrations and fun hands-on activities for children.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the Montrose P.T.O. fund, which pays for events that benefit the students such author visits.

This year’s performers will be the pianist Merry Pruitt, Richens & Timm Irish Step Dancers, Bexley High School Women’s Chorale, Grove City United Methodist Church Glory Ringers, Christine Avers and her piano students, Bexley High School Cheerleaders, Excel Karate students, Bexley High School Men Chorus and Festival favorite Weinstock & Friends Blues Rockers.

Shoppers will enjoy returning and new vendors offering a variety of items for sale such as jewelry, stained glass, photography,  books, baby items, and popular sized doll clothes.  Gifts, goodies, stationary, and accessories will all be in abundance.  

For the third year, the Bexley Festival of the Arts will host the Kids Gift Galley. In this area kid crafters sell their wares for $7 or less. Hand-painted wooden signs, aroma-therapy stuffed animals, jewelry, Buckeye goods, snowmen and ornaments will be created by kids.

New this year will be Amy Jones from Lollipop Portraits.

"We have a new onsite photographer who will be taking group and individual photos," event chair Nancy Martin said.

Admission to the Festival is free. Food will be available for purchase.

"The Bexley Festival of the Arts is a fun family event, featuring activities and shopping for the entire family," Martin said.

For more information about the festival or if you are an artist interested in a booth at the festival, call Nancy Martin at (614) 239-1902 or visit www.montrosepto.org Web site.

Schedule of events
10 a.m. Bexley High School Women’s Chorale
10:30 a.m. Glory Ringers from Grove City United Methodist
11 a.m. Bexley HIgh School Strings Ensemble
11:30 a.m. Excel DoJo Karate Students
12 p.m. Richens and Timm Irish Step Dancers
12:30 p.m. Christine Avers and her piano students
1 p.m. Merry Pruitt, pianist
1:30 p.m. Bexley High School Cheerleaders
2:45 p.m. Bexley High School Men’s Chorus
3:25 p.m. Raffle winners announced
3:30 p.m. Weinstock and The Blues rockers

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