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50th Arts Festival hosted by the Sylvania Area Chamber, Sept. 9


The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th annual Arts Festival on September 9, 2007 at its new location at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania, Ohio. The festival will be held from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM and features over 250 national juried arts and craft artisans.  


The Art Festival began in 1957 and has been the major funding source for the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce. The funds raised are used for community and business programs that the chamber offers in the Sylvania area. 


This year’s festival is a partnership between the chamber, the Sisters of St. Francis and Lourdes College to highlight the excellent Arts Programs at Lourdes College. Presenting sponsors include The Toledo Blade, 5/3 Bank, and Buckeye CableSystem.


The juried festival awards best of show winners in the categories of fine arts and crafts. Admission to this year’s festival is $2.00. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at school lots on Silica Road including Northview High School and the Burnham Building.


El Corazón de México to perform

The Chamber Arts Festival features entertainment including America’s Pride, Eddie Boggs, and El Corazón de México. Refreshments will be available and there will be an expanded children’s area sponsored by Kingston Health Care and the JCC/YMCA and a display of Harley Davidson motorcycles from Toledo Harley.


 The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce also presents the 2nd annual juried Lake Erie West School Art Exhibition for students in grades 6-12. The exhibit, sponsored by the Sylvania Arts Commission, honors students from Northwest Ohio junior and senior high schools.


It opens to the public at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College from September 4-7, 2007. The student’s art work will be judged by the Sylvania Arts Commission and monetary awards will be awarded to the first, second and third place qualifiers in the junior high and senior high categories. The awards ceremony will take place at the Arts Festival, September 9 at 1:00 PM at the Franciscan Center.








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