Upcoming Events

July 26 - August 31 Local Inspirations-A community exhibit -- Reception August 21, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

August 8th 2015 : Art On the Lawn (applications available here)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Local Inspirations Opening

Please come join us Friday August 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm for our opening reception of Local Inspirations. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Photos from 2015 Art on the Lawn

Having trouble seeing the slideshow?  Click here.

Special congratulations to this year's Best in show artist, Michelle Litell

From 32nd Annual Art On the Lawn 8-8-15

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In the news -- Art on the Lawn

Kudos to our very own Pam Geisel and Amy Achor for their outstanding appearance on WDTN's Living Dayton.  They did a great job promoting Art On the Lawn. Don't forget it's this Saturday, August 8th from 10-5pm 

We are super excited to welcome over one hundred artists to this year's event. If you missed today's broadcast you can watch here: http://wdtn.com/2015/08/04/art-on-the-lawn/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

32nd Annual Art on the Lawn

32nd Annual “Art on the Lawn” (presented by Village Artisans)

When: Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Where: Mills Lawn, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Who: 100 artists from Ohio and beyond selling their original fine arts and crafts

“Art on the Lawn” -- the popular outdoor festival of art, food, and music -- is in its thirty-second year! This year, approximately 100 artists will gather under the shade trees in the heart of Yellow Springs, to show and sell their wares.

Both new and returning artists will display a variety of jewelry, papercraft, paintings, drawings, photography, caricatures, candles, garden and yard art, ceramics, glass, pressed flowers, fiber art, leather accessories, scarves, and more.
Food vendors and music complement the outstanding artwork.

Bob Pozarski is the featured artist at this year’s event. An architectural glass artist since 1976, Bob won Best of Show at last year’s “Art on the Lawn.” He teaches classes at the Peninsula Art Academy in Peninsula, Ohio, and he has won numerous awards for his art glass windows. Pozarski makes windows that are works of contemporary art, incorporating rounded pieces of blown glass, prisms, pressed-glass tiles and fused glass, made by melting two or more types of glass together in a kiln. "Most of these windows are just excuses to show off my homemade glass," he said. Come see his exquisite work at this year’s show!

“Village Artisans” is not only the name of the cooperative, but is also the name
of their gallery/shop, located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, which houses the varied artwork of eighteen local member-artists.

For more information, contact Bill Felker (937-681-1089, wlfelker@gmail.com), visit the Village Artisans website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com, come by the Village Artisans shop at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, or call Village Artisans at

Monday, June 29, 2015

Community Art Exhibit - Call for Artists

Call for Artists: The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, invites community artists to submit entries for the July-August exhibition: Local Inspiration: An Open Community Art Exhibit. Use your artistic interests to honor the people, places or things in Yellow Springs that inspire you! The show will run from July 28 through August 31, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on August 21 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Deadline for submitting applications: July 26.   Applications and information are available here.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Artisans Out and About

Leah Grommon

Dianne Collinson

BOTANICAL - Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography

BOTANICAL- Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography is a collaborative exhibition created by regional artists, Dianne Collinson, Kit Crawford, and Dennie Eagleson. The exhibition opens with an evening reception at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery on June 19, 2015 during the Yellow Springs Art Stroll and will run through July 12th. 

Each of the artists approached the theme of Botanical working in their individual medium in an exhibit that invites viewers to discover corresponding qualities of line, color and light found in the natural world and in their work. For example, Collinson’s black and white porcelain pieces will be reflected in Eagleson’s photograms, and Crawford’s luminous stained glass will share qualities with the large botanical images created with outdated polaroid film. 

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs.  Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 1-4.

Dianne Collinson - Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs Artist Dianne Collinson has always been a maker working in multiple different media.  In recent years that has led her to an intensive exploration of clay.  Her signature technique uses natural plant material to create intaglio impressions in the highly contrasted black and white porcelains she creates for functional use. Because her botanical pieces are hand built, they have an organic, wabi sabi quality. Inspired by the colors and expressive images in the work of Crawford and Eagleson, she has also added colorful, painted botanical designs to this collection of new ceramic work.

As former Studio Director at John Bryan Community Pottery, Collinson initiated the creation of their gallery space and was instrumental in the wood kiln addition. She has has taught hand building classes and workshops and has exhibited her work at regional juried art shows and art fairs, at DVAC and other area galleries. She is currently a member of Village Artisans Gallery.

Kit Crawford - Cedarville

Kit Crawford became enchanted with light and color as a young art student at the American Center of Students and Artists in Paris. From the rooftop terrace, she could step out of her oil painting class and draw inspiration from the play of light through the new leaves of trees. Flora was at the heart of her early paintings and drawings. After she learned the art of making stained glass windows, these elements of light and botanical life came together. Always an illustrator, she began to draw with glass, creating her own original patterns for one of a kind pieces, and working from her treehouse studio at her home.

Kit developed the Art and Science program at the Antioch School in Yellow Springs beginning in 1983. She later became the Younger Group teacher. As an Artist in Residence she has led workshops in stained glass creating.  She has exhibited her glass work in area galleries and art fairs and has completed large commissions for homes in Ann Arbor, Midland, Southfield, and Beaver Island, Michigan, and Sebring, Florida.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


We have had a great response by artists for our Scapes show.
We hope that you join us tonight, May 15th for the opening from 6pm to 9pm.  You can meet some of our guest artists in person.