The 2018 45th Yellow Springs Art Show is underway! And just when we think we have exceeded our capability, we are posed to once again grow our show and bring innovation and change that is sure to please. Our Art Show Committee has already been busy with jurying new artists and art work for the show as well as choosing the work of Barbara Grant, PAINTING YELLOW SPRINGS, for our 2018 show poster. 

The show opens with our traditional ticketed Gala event on Friday, April 27.   The official opening day is Saturday, April 28, and will run through Sunday, May 13.  All of this happens after many months of intense planning, coordinating and organizing.

Chairperson Maureen Fendrick announced we will be exhibiting 214 artists in the 2018 show.  Of this number, 24 are new artists exhibiting for the first time and bringing new concepts, styles and genre.  Mo is very proud of the 35 volunteers who are working diligently to produce our show and bring you a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.  She says, “I want to thank our volunteers and our artists who form a dedicated team with talents, patience and time who bring together our spectacular show.”

Mo encourages you to follow the show on Facebook to see artwork that will be exhibited this year. Our Gala will introduce Perfect Settings caterers who are sure to please our guests. Remember our Happy Hour on Friday, May 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. Plus, we will again hold Puppy Adoption Day on Sunday, April 29.  New this year will be “open late” days on May 3 and 4 and May 10 and 11 when the show will remain open until 8 p.m. 

If you would like to volunteer for the 45th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show, please contact Kathy McGarry at kmcgarry@yellowsprings.org.

The Art Show Committee, in conjunction with the HYS office staff, is putting together our colored glossy show catalogue and preparing the flyers and other marketing pieces to promote the show. Sponsors are being cultivated and this is where you might want to join in the preparations for the show. You can find the sponsorship form which explains the different levels and benefits here:

Our show reaches out to over 25,000 attendees in the tri-state area with mailings, billboards, the catalog, and social media.  We have various levels of sponsorship and all sponsors are recognized in the published catalog. In addition, there are complimentary tickets to the gala, based on the sponsor level.  Maeve would be happy to help you decide what level is best for you. Historic Yellow Springs is most appreciative of all sponsorships and your support. The Yellow Springs Art Show is the major fundraising event here at HYS.  All monies raised keep our village beautiful and open to all who visit and it also supports our vibrant art community.

Together we can make this 45th Yellow Springs Art Show another huge success.  For full details, always check our website at www.yellowsprings.org.  `