Summerfair Cincinnati canceled

Updated: Apr. 9, 2020 at 4:06 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Summerfair Cincinnati, which was scheduled for May 29 - 31 at Coney Island, has been canceled.

“After talking with many artists and fair organizers and considering the health and safety of both our artists and our guests, we have made the tough decision to not have Summerfair at Coney Island this year,” Managing Director of Summerfair Jayne Utter said. “We are, however, looking at a number of opportunities for our guests to find and purchase from their favorite Summerfair artists.”

You will still be able to buy the 2020 official Summerfair poster, created by artist Anne Shannon, along with Summerfair merchandise at soon.

Artists already accepted into Summerfair will be contacted regarding their deposits and return for Summerfair 2021, fair officials said.

More than 300 artists from around the country are selected each year for Summerfair, which draws some 20,000 visitors.

The proceeds from the three-day arts festival supports Summerfair’s year-round programming, including AIA awards, Small Arts Organization awards, Emerging Artists awards, high school scholarships and the Summerfair Select exhibition.

Summerfest’s organizers say all of these will continue this year as usual.

The 2021 edition of Summerfair is scheduled for June 4-6 at Coney Island.

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