Nancy Kukla, a fiber arts exhibitor who has participated in craft shows all over Central OH says this about Lazy Daze:

 “I tell everybody at other shows that you won’t be treated this well at any other festival. People at Lazy Daze go out of their way to make you feel welcome & comfortable – helping you with set up, bringing you water throughout the day, providing you with an air-conditioned oasis and even offering snacks! Grandview is a great community and Lazy Daze is a great event.


Dana Keating Marziale, a pet pastel portrait artist, who was Best of Show at Lazy Daze 2011 said: "The Lazy Daze Festival has a relaxed neighborhood feel to it.  The organizers and volunteers treat the artists really well.  They are the nicest people to deal with and really make an effort to take care of the artists.  I love the air conditioned oasis and the chilled water.  It is a  good place to be an artist."

   



 




The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts (GH/MC) Council was formed in 2005 when the Grandview Library and the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department asked local residents to step forward to take over the task of organizing the Lazy Daze of Summer Festival.  This annual event featuring the work of local craftspersons and artists had been presented by the Library and City since 1994.  

Several individuals interested in continuing the Lazy Daze tradition, plus expanding the scope of arts-related activities in the Grandview/Marble Cliff community, agreed to lead the new group.  Chief among them was Ruthanne James who became the president of the Arts Council upon its formation as a 501 (c) (3) non for profit entity.  

The GH/MC Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the life of the community through experiences that promote, support, and encourage the arts, art education, and creativity.


In response to the ThisWeek Tri-Village News article that appeared in the 2.13.14 issue, several community leaders have suggested that the Arts Council respond with a message assuring the community that Lazy Daze is alive & well.  With the continuing support of our longtime Platinum Sponsors, we are actively planning for the 21st annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival on July 26th.

 

We welcome new sponsors at all levels, as well as new Arts Council members and new volunteers to step forward to assist in our efforts, just as we applaud the assistance of so many who have worked to make Lazy Daze a successful celebration of the arts in years past.


The Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council appreciates the generous support of members of the local business community through their sponsorship of the annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival.  Now in its 21st year, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 11 am to 6 pm on the lawn and streets surrounding the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 West First Ave.


Each summer Lazy Daze continues to celebrate the creative spirit of our community and features: 

  • juried handcrafted items for sale by 50+ exhibitors

  • day-long entertainment on a central stage

  • free children’s arts activities

  • a Business Showcase of festival sponsors

  • a Community Showcase of local not-for-profit organizations

  • festival food

  • a silent auction of donated items to benefit the GH/MC Arts Council’s scholarship fund

       which has awarded $3,500 to local students over the last 4 years

Lazy Daze is presented by the GH/MC Arts Council In cooperation with the City of Grandview Heights, the Grandview Library and Destination Grandview.

 

The Arts Council is currently seeking additional sponsors at all levels, from $1,000 to $100, as well as new craft exhibitors, Community Showcase participants, volunteers and members as planning moves forward on Lazy Daze 2014.

For Lazy Daze application forms and additional sponsorship information, go to www.ghmcartscouncil.org.  Please contact Arts Council president Ruthanne James at ghmcartscouncil@gmail.com or 614.486.6456 for additional information about membership opportunities and special events.