The below press release will start going public Monday May 18 on many platforms. You will see several social media posts thoughout the week, advertising each of these events listed below. PLEASE share each of them with all your friends.

We are so excited that our Member Green Shirts will be at Coney Island on the actual Summerfair dates. (Members: You will be recieving an email from Dana, our Trustee, with details and a Sign-up Genius very soon) By selling our Summerfair 2020 merchandise at our Drive-thru event we will not only make our patrons very happy but the sales will help us fund our giving for the upcoming year. Every little bit helps.

Anne Shannon will be coming to the office this week to sign and number her beautiful creation. Game Day is working their magic to get us on TV as much as possible and out to as many publications as will have us. It's nice to have something positive to share with our city!


Cincinnati (For Immediate Release) – Summerfair Cincinnati, one of the oldest continuous art fairs in the country, is canceling the 2020 edition of the fair at Coney Island, scheduled for May 29-31. 


On what would have been the weekend celebration of the 53rd annual Summerfair May 29-31, Summerfair instead will have several ways to enjoy some activities and for you to help support our mission. “We know that our guests look forward to Summerfair each year,” said Jayne Utter, executive director. “While we can’t be together in person, we still want to give the community a chance to celebrate our artists while staying safe at home. We will still support all our annual awards, exhibitions and competitions this coming year.”

* Drive-through Summerfair Merchandise Event: Located at Coney Island, May 29-31, noon-4 p.m. each day.
Available are t-shirts ($15), tote bags ($15), posters ($10-$30), Rookwood Summerfair items ($60 mug, $90 commemorative tile) and poster note cards ($3 each, $15 - 6 each $100 full set). Pre-order at and Summerfair “Green Shirt” volunteers will deliver to your car. Sales also are available carside by credit card only. Poster artist Anne Shannon will be on site Saturday, May 30 from noon-1 p.m. to sign posters.
* Summerfair At Home: A coloring contest using this year’s Summerfair poster by Anne Shannon. Download the black
and white version from and add color, sparkles, whatever you want. One winner in the 12 years old and under category will receive four tickets to Summerfair 2021 and two t-
shirts. Two winners in the over 12 category will receive four tickets to Summerfair 2021, two t-shirts and a poster. Email your creation to, mail to the Summerfair office
or drop it off during the drive-through merchandise sale at Coney Island May 29-31. Contest ends May 31.

2020 Exhibitor List: More than 300 artists take part each year in Summerfair weekend, many of whom return year after year. If guests would like to support their favorite artists, a complete list of this year’s scheduled exhibitors and their websites (if available) is at

Please use the Info Boxes below to visit the page featuring more information on each of these events.

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



Again, Summerfair Cincinnati is committed to continuing our mission of supporting artists and art organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area. The cancellation of our fair won’t change any of our regular support throughout the 2020-21 season. Please watch our social outlets for information on all of these upcoming yearly events.


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