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Located on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion in historic Granville, Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival is Licking County's largest juried art festival and premier wine and food event. This unique show offers a hands-on art activity tent for all ages hosted by the Granville Studio of Visual Arts, live entertainment, fine food vendors, and Art Affair admission and activities are free! The Wine Festival requires ticket purchase.
THANK YOU FOR SEVEN SUCCESSFUL YEARS!
GRANVILLE ART AFFAIR & WINE FESTIVAL NOT RETUNING TO BRYN DU MANSION IN 2016
The 2015 Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival proved once again to be a success. Grand Scheme Promotions, event managers/originators of the event, deemed the 7th annual event the most successful yet, achieving their mission to present a cohesive and professionally-managed destination art and wine event in Licking County.
In 2015, the event expanded and offered artists display areas both inside the Bryn Du Mansion and outside on the lawn. Additionally, Grand Scheme Promotions partnered with the Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair, who utilized the Bryn Du Mansion Field House the same weekend. This partnership presented an opportunity for event managers to defray the cost of renting the entire venue. Despite the rainy weekend, the event produced close to $5,000 in fundraising dollars to benefit the Christopher Carlson Foundation and Living Water of Ohio, a mission Spring Hills Baptist Church supports to provide water wells in Africa. From 2010 to 2014, the Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival provided the Rotary Club of Granville with their major fundraising event.
We owe a great deal of thanks to those businesses and organizations who supported the event and to our sponsors, most of whom have provided sponsorships since our inaugural festival in 2009, recognizing the value of the strong advertising and planning efforts invested. Customer surveys revealed that 58% of Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival visitors came to Granville from outside the county, making Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival a true player in enhancing the local economy. Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival visitors, artists, business exhibitors and food/wine vendors attended the event, shopped in our stores, ate at our restaurants, and stayed in our hotels.
Although the Bryn Du Mansion offers the perfect backdrop for this event, challenges persist in the areas of insufficient parking and a high facility rental expense of $4,750.00. Additionally, after seven years, the event still only received minimal support from the Village of Granville in the form of a $500/year grant from the Granville Arts Commission. All these factors led to this decision.
Nevertheless, it has been a rewarding adventure and joy for us to bring the Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival to our community. We hope you continue to seek out and support the talents of local artists at other fine festivals in Central Ohio. We look forward to pursuing other opportunities and hope to bring a new festival to a community near you soon!
Grand Scheme Promotions, LLC
Sandy Libertini & Melinda Moore
Win $100 in Artist Bucks to Spend on ART June 13!
From June 5th through 11th, be the tenth person each day to text "GAAWF ARTIST BUCKS (YOUR FULL NAME & AGE)" to 614-579-5743.
One winner each day! Winners will receive a notification text.
Artist bucks must be picked up by 2pm at Information Booth on Saturday, June 13. Unredeemed Artist Bucks will be given away to visitors via on-site drawings.
Must be 21 or older to enter.
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Venue Address: Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, Granville, OH 43023
Mailing and Application Address: P.O. Box 188, Granville, OH 43023
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