Columnist gives an overview of what occurred at the Labor Day Arts Festival this weekend

by Ayah Elsheikh

On Monday, the annual Labor Day Arts Festival was held at Northam Park near the Tremont library. This is the 53rd festival of its kind in Upper Arlington, and the 36th hosted by the UA Parks and Recreation Department. Cultural Arts Division Community members from all around UA attended the event, observing the displays of featured artists and listening to live music. The day included performances by the UA Marching Band, students from multiple local dance studios and a number of others. 

Along with the artists booths, there were many opportunities for kids to engage in hands on activities. The Arts Activity Area, sponsored by Wright-Patt Credit Union, included henna art, face painting, storytime and craft making. Children were seen interacting with one another as they participated at the various stationed offered. One of the greater attractions was the community weaving activity put together by the City of Upper Arlington. Festival-goers were given the opportunity to weave fabric or yarn into a collective piece that grew as the day went on.

Overall, it was another event for artists to display their work, musicians to project their sound, and families to come together and enjoy their Labor Day.