We are reopening May 28, 2020. Our new hours are Th-Sun 12-5.

Dare 2B a Little Square, Take 2 -- in our lobby. show has been extended through July 26. See an on-line gallery here.

Art on the Lawn August 8, 2020 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs. Applications available here. We are hoping we will be able to host this show and will make a decision closer to the event. You can still apply and if the show is cancelled your money will be refunded.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

35th Annual Art on the Lawn

                                                                                                                                     Photo by Scott Stolsenberg

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10 AM - 5 PM

WHERE: Grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

More than 100 artists from Ohio and beyond will gather under the shade trees at 200 S. Walnut St., in the heart of Yellow Springs, Ohio, to show and sell their original, fine arts and fine crafts at this year's Art on the Lawn on Saturday, August 11, from 10 am–5 pm, rain or shine. This popular, free, outdoor festival of art, food and music, now in its thirty-fifth year, is sponsored by Village Artisans Gallery of Yellow Springs. Both new and returning artists will present their ceramics, drawings, fiber art, garden art, glass, jewelry, leatherwork, mixed media, papercraft, paintings, photography and more. Food vendors and live music complement the outstanding, juried artwork.

Photo by Scott Stolsenberg

Returning this year is Art on the Lawn's Featured Artist - Anastasia Mak - an accomplished painter from Chicago. Mak won Best of Show at the 2017 Art on the Lawn. Mak was born and raised in Ukraine. At 14, she came to the United States as an exchange student and her parents moved to the U.S. a year later. After graduating from college in Atlanta, Mak said she “looked for a place that was a better fit for me, and Chicago was it.”

When asked about her art education background, Mak said that while in Ukraine, she attended a “special children's art preparatory school designed to prepare kids for a formal art school. But in the States, she did not pursue an art education; instead she got a business degree. However, Mak says she paints almost every day and “that's why I like to say that my art education just comes from practice.”

"Alaskan Summer" by Anastasia Mak

Painting in acrylics, Mak says her “style continuously evolves but the bright colors with geometric skies have been in my paintings for at least a decade. My subject matter is closely connected to what I love the most - traveling and exploring. Since the beginning it has incorporated various destinations: cities, landscapes, trees.

When asked about her recent Ohio art fair successes - 2017 Best of Show for Art on the Lawn and First Place in Painting at Kettering's 2016 Art on the Commons, Mak said, “I never expect to win any awards, so they are always a big surprise. Feels humbling!” To see more of Mak’s work, visit Art on the Lawn and her web site:

Village Artisans, sponsors of Art on the Lawn, has been a multi-media cooperative art gallery since 1983. The gallery is located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. For more information on Art on the Lawn and/or Village Artisans - stop in, call 937-767-1209, email or visit

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