Art al Fresco: Valley Art Center’s 32nd Annual Art by the Falls 2015


They spend hours, days, and months in the quiet, private safety of their studios and then bravely expose their work to jurors and, if they are lucky, thousands of spectators in the glorious chaos of the madding crowd and summer heat, year after year. How do they do it? This is the drama that keeps me hooked and attending outdoor art events. It is a kind of spectacular play for artists and revelers alike. And then there is the energizing element of experiencing these artists and their art close-enough-to-touch in the theater of the festival.valley-art-center-abf5

Valley Art Center’s 32nd Annual Art by the Falls June 6th and 7th is just such an engagement. This premier, juried fine arts and contemporary crafts festival will be held in Riverside Park in the heart of historic Chagrin Falls, Ohio. One hundred-twenty artists from around the corner and around the country will present varied artwork ranging from paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture to textiles, jewelry, weaving and ceramics. Stilt walkers from Parade the Circle will open the festival on Saturday. Visitors can spend the day with family and friends and enjoy beautiful works of art, interactive art and demos, live entertainment and delicious cuisine. Our children’s art tent gives our young artists a chance to create their own masterpiece while trying something new! Our Master’s Tent features long-tenured artists who have been part of this event for many years. Our membership tent holds an opportunity for visitors to paint a part of a mural depicting local landscape. Our Valley Art Center Raffle Booth will have one piece of artwork donated by every festival artist.


Come fall in love with artists and their work in an exquisite setting and take something home with you to keep. Make a day of it and enjoy the vibrant local color of the village-excellent restaurants, theater, music, and more…Fun for art lovers of all ages!

Valley Art Center

155 Bell Street

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022


32nd Annual Art By The Falls: 10 am – 7 pm June 6, 11 am – 5 pm June 7

Summer Classes and Camps: June 15 – August 9

Annual Student / Faculty Art Exhibit: June 26 – August 5