Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summerfair 2013 {Giveaway}

Congrats to Maureen G. who said "My husband and I used to go to Summerfair often before kids. I think they are old enough to enjoy it now."  Shoot me an email at Katie @ Cards-by-Katie (dot) com to claim your prize!!!
The first weekend of June is a special time...it's a time when artisans from near and far converge on Coney Island with their masterpieces to sell to those of us who love to have handmade works of art in our home.  You can find anything from handcrafted pepper grinders to patchwork purses to painting of local landmarks.  And even if you are not in the mood to shop, walking around Summerfair is like walking around an eclectic art museum only you get to meet the artists up close and personally. Over 300 artisans come together on the banks of the Ohio and each booth displays something unique, interesting and captivating.  It's truly one of my family's favorite summer traditions.  I always end up coming home with several treasures, and without breaking the bank.  There is also a special section for kids where they can create their own masterpieces and explore the arts.  My kids love this.  Every year they have different projects.  Two years ago the kids decorated their own t-shirts, and Sam is still wearing his (it has an OTTER on it of course).  I can't wait to see what is in store this year!
 
Here's all the important details about Summerfair:  
The 46th annual fair will take place May 31-June 2, 2013 Friday: 2 to 8 p.m. (Little Black Dress: 7 to 11 p.m.) Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conveniently located 13 miles from downtown Cincinnati at historic Coney Island (just off I-275 at Kellogg Avenue).  Ticket information: Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 (children 12 and under are free). 
Since its creation in 1967, Summerfair has become a nationally recognized event featuring more than 300 visual and performing artists. What began as a small art fair’s salute to the opening of Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park has grown into one of the oldest continuous art fairs, drawing more than 20,000 art enthusiasts annually to see and purchase the works of artists from across the United States and Canada.

Summerfair features a variety of mediums in every price range, including: jewelry, metal, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, glass, fiber, leather, ceramics and 2D/3D mixed media art. The event also features unique performances from a variety of singer/songwriters, quartets, dancers and other entertainers.


THE GIVEAWAY ::
I'm so excited to say that the folks at Summerfair are generously giving me a 4-pack of tickets to give to one lucky winner!  I think that your family would love this event.  I will be drawing a winner on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2pm and the winner will have 24 hours to contact me, or another name will be drawn.  Please add your email address to your comments!

HOW TO ENTER ::
1.  Leave a comment below telling me why you would like to win these tickets.
BONUS ENTRIES ::
2.  Share this contest and then leave a comment telling me how you spread the word.  If you share via Twitter, please be sure to use @LittleThingsMom in your tweet.  And if you share via Facebook please tag the little things blog & Summerfair.
3.  Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite kind of art is.
4.  Like "the little things blog" on Facebook, and if you are already a fan of that page, hit the like button on my other page to support my arts...the Cards by Katie facebook page.  If you are already a fan of both of these pages spread the word about them by inviting your friends to "like" them.  Leave a comment below telling me you did so.
5.  Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment below telling me you did so.

Disclaimer :: In exchange for hosting this giveaway I was given two tickets to Summerfair...but even if they had not given me the tickets I would still be going to this event!  I wouldn't miss it!





20 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds like fun!

Amy said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Amy said...

I'm a sucker for ceramics. I could fill my house with tiles, pots and bowls.

Linda S. said...

I would love to take my daughter to this.

lmkirsch@yahoo.com

Linda S. said...

My favorite kind of art is pottery.

lmkirsch@yahoo.com

Ellen B. said...

My favorite kind of art would have to be pottery (tiles, to be most specific), but I love glass and metal art, paintings, and all kinds of other Summerfair art as well. Look forward to the event every year. stellaboyne@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have been in Cincinnati going on seven years now and have never been to a Summerfair. That changes this year. As a fiber artist and graphic designer, I love seeing and touching handcrafted art and have heard nothing but wonderful things about Summerfair. Winning tickets would just be an added bonus.

j. - grieveoutloud@gmail.com

Jaime said...

I have never been to Summerfair, but have always wanted to go! I would love the chance to check it out! mrsjaimecarle@gmail.com

Jaime said...

It is hard to pick my favorite kind of art, but if I have to choose I would say anything glass!

Jaime said...

I liked you on Facebook! mrsjaimecarle@gmail.com

Maureen Gregory said...

My husband and I used to go to Summerfair often before kids. I think they are old enough to enjoy it now.

Maureen Gregory said...

my favorite kind of are is ALL of it, but particularly ceramics.

Maureen Gregory said...

I like you on FB

jamilynn said...

I have never heard of Summerfair, this sounds really fun!

jamilynn said...

I shared on twitter.

https://twitter.com/jamilynn17/status/337173470112800768


jamilynn17 at gmail dot com

jamilynn said...

I love all art but really paintings are probably my favorite.


jamilynn17 at gmail dot com

jamilynn said...

I am a fan of both your facebook pages.


jamilynn17 at gmail dot com

jamilynn said...

I follow you on pinterest

jamilynn17 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Living in the same area as Summerfair I am amazed I have never gone...always working. But being newly retired what a great way to start the summer ...Summerfair and g- kids!!!!
lindahutchison@insightbb.com

Tanith said...

We look forward to this every year!! We are big HUGE GINORMOUS (spl?) fans of the artisans that come! Plus my kids just love the playground!