Willoughby ArtsFest

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Hosted by the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Come experience the 25th Annual Willoughby ArtsFest!

When: Saturday, July 16th, 2016   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Historic Downtown Willoughby, Ohio (map)

The Willoughby ArtsFest is one of Lake County’s best summer events! Drawing approximately 10,000- 15,000 visitors from all over Ohio, the ArtsFest is a wonderful celebration of great artwork and the eclectic local businesses and restaurants of Downtown Willoughby.  Now on our 25th year,  the ArtsFest will host about 150 high-quality artists in beautiful downtown Willoughby, selling a diverse mix of artwork – including ceramics and pottery, blown and stained glass artwork, many different types of painting , photography, woodcarving, unique fabric and leather pieces, jewelry, metalworking, mixed media, and more. The event draws local and nationally-awarded artists alike – there’s truly something for every art lover. Acoustic music  provides a great atmosphere for enjoying art and food offerings!

Downtown Willoughby has many specialty shops including antique shops, unique clothing retailers, gift shops, and a wide variety of restaurants for all tastes. Many downtown restaurants and shops even offer delightful specials exclusively during the ArtsFest, which are sure to temp you to Shop Local throughout the day!

The Willoughby ArtsFest has a variety of ways that non-artists can participate as well! We invite food  vendors to apply for space at the ArtsFest; we are currently accepting vendors who focus on festival snacks, deserts, and drinks. There are also several Sponsorship opportunities for businesses, at a variety of prices! Gain extra exposure and community awareness, and showcase your business to ArtsFest visitors.


For potential sponsorship opportunities, view our prospectus now! 



2016 ArtsFest Food Vendor Application – Applications accepted until April 30th!

2016 ArtsFest Artist Application

2016 ArtsFest Musician Application – Applications accepted until April 30th!



Get to the Artsfest early to ensure convenient parking!

Parking Options for Artsfest
City Hall parking • Behind the Court House • Todd Field • Behind Willoughby Welcome Center

* Any car parked in an illegal space may be towed by the City of Willoughby

More Info

Need additional information? If you have any questions or want further information, please contact the Chamber office at 440-942-1632 or e-mail us at and a member of the ArtsFest Committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who visited and supported the 2015 Willoughby ArtsFest! Connect with the ArtsFest Facebook Page to view event photos!