The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival hosts 25,000 visitors participating in interactive performances and activities, purchasing art from some 200 artists working in a variety of media and enjoying refreshments from a variety of vendors. And it all happens because of our great volunteers!
2019 marks the 53rd Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival! The art show, first held in 1966, was organized by local artists and held in local parks like Miller Park and the Mallway. The art show then moved to the Municipal Services Center on Tremont Road and upon further expansion, moved from the Municipal Center to Northam Park in 1986. Since 1986 the festival has grown in size to now accommodate some 200 artists, vendors, activity areas, performances, and takes the work of staff, volunteers, and a Coordinating Committee to produce.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, click here. Search for “Arlington” and then sign up for various shifts in the following areas: art activities, information, set-up & tear-down, refreshments, performances. A full description of the various volunteer opportunities is provided.
Check out this article from The Des Moines Register on the importance and future of arts festivals.