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Crosby Festival of the Arts

Crosby Festival of the Arts (CFA) is a highly recognized fine art show. Since 1965, CFA has been held at Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly Crosby Gardens), set amidst the beauty of gardens and nature. Celebrating its 58th year, this festival is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival.

As the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by 10,000 or more guests each year. This three-day art show features not only beautiful artwork, but great local food and drink, and live music.

Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Crosby Festival of the Arts, 2019

Crosby Festival of the Arts, 2019

Crosby Festival of the Arts, 2019

Crosby Festival of the Arts, 2019

About the Artists

Crosby Festival of the Arts is a highly selective fine art fair. We take pride in the quality of art that is presented during the weekend. Mediums accepted for CFA are: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. A jury of artists considers each applicant’s work and makes decisions on invited artists.

 

Artists may apply beginning in November for the following year’s festival through the website ZAPPlication. Before making application, artists are encouraged to be sure their work reflects the requirements listed in the rules and regulations section of ZAPPlication/Crosby Festival of the Arts. The deadline for the application is March 6th.

 

Support for the Crosby Festival of the Arts is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Toledo Grows

Proceeds from Crosby Festival of the Arts supports Toledo Grows

Toledo GROWs

Toledo GROWs is a grassroots effort dedicated to the continued growth and success of community-based gardens in the City of Toledo and the surrounding area. As a statewide and regional leader in community gardening, Toledo GROWs offers organizational resources and technical assistance to support the development of sustainable garden projects that serve people of diverse ages and abilities.