2020 Crosby Festival of the Arts Cancelled

Daily Dose  |  07/29/2020 2:00 pm

The 2020 Crosby Festival of the Arts, presented by Toledo GROWs, has been cancelled. The festival, originally scheduled for June 26-28, had been rescheduled for October 9 and 10, pending the status of the COVID 19 pandemic. Keeping in mind the safety and health of artists and guests as the top priority, the decision has been made to cancel the festival for this year.

Crosby Festival of the Arts, widely regarded as Northwest Ohio’s premier fine arts festival, annually features works by more than 200 artists from across the country. Now in its 55th year, Crosby Festival of the Arts is heralded as Ohio’s oldest outdoor juried art festival.  

“It is with heavy hearts that we have come to this decision”, said Yvonne Dubielak, Executive Director of Toledo GROWs. “We understand the stress many of our artists are facing now and are committed to coming back stronger in 2021. In the meantime, we encourage the community to support the artists who have lost out on much of their revenue this past summer. We invite everyone to visit our website, toledogrows.org, where they can find links to sites for the artists who were set to take part in the festival this year. We hope our community can show support by purchasing from those artists. ”

Toledo GROWs is grateful for the understanding of our festival sponsors - Barkan and Robon Ltd, The Andersons, Ohio Arts Council, Dana, Meijer, KeyBank, Communica, The Blade, and toledo.com – as we navigate together through unprecedented times.

“Toledo GROWs continues to serve the community in the areas of education, community gardening, and urban agriculture”, Dubielak states. “During this time, we have gotten creative with additional ways to support Toledo GROWs. Our Harvest Market Dinner will be offered this year with a new spin: small group farm-to-table meals, prepared by local chefs, in a variety of open-air venues. Dates and further details for these unique culinary experiences can be found at toledogrows.org.”

About Toledo GROWs

Toledo GROWs, a regional leader in urban agriculture, has a network of growers from 130+ community gardens. The gardens provide healthy food for local residents and beautify neighborhoods. People of all ages come to Toledo GROWs’ 2 ½ acre urban farm to participate in hands-on education and volunteer opportunities. To volunteer or to learn more, contact Yvonne Dubielak, Executive Director, at 419.720.8714 or visit our website: toledogrows.org