FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2011
COLUMBUS – The Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 26 in the Cox Fine Arts Center at the Ohio State Fair.
A number of awards will be given to outstanding artists from this year’s exhibition.
“There are numerous awards from various arts councils and sponsors this year,” said Fine Arts Director Pam O’Loughlin.
The Fine Arts Exhibition will showcase approximately 300 pieces of Ohio’s best artwork during the Fair. Collectors can participate in the Patron Purchase Program to add beautiful pieces of Ohio artwork to their personal collections and to support local artists. Last year more than $17,500 was awarded to the artists through local and corporate sponsors and more than $7,800 in artwork sales.
The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2011 Ohio State Fair will run July 27 - August 7.