'Art on the Hill' offers day-long festival in Mantua

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The Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation will host a day-long festival of arts and wine tasting July 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sixth Annual Art on the Hill.

Artisans will be selling and displaying handmade work, accompanied by food and live entertainment.

More than 65 artisans from the local area and others traveling from as far as South Carolina will line both sides of East Prospect Street, offering a unique variety of decorative and functional art. Fabulous finds include jewelry, sculptures, woodwork, lawn art, paintings, photography, clothing, soaps, lotions, metal works, ceramics, recycled art, jams and jellies and Ohio maple products.

There will be a raffle for two quilts made by talented quilters. There also will be a huge Chinese auction with a large variety of items donated by the attending artisans as well as from the local businesses. There also will be a 50 /50 raffle.

Live-continuous entertainment can be enjoyed all day at the main stage mid-way through the festival. The line-up includes performances by Gleen Ogden, Eric Juzkiw and Justin Steck, with dance and acting demos by 8th Count Dance Studio and the Garrettsville Curtains Up Theatre.

The event is family friendly with several booths offering kids activities free of charge.

Four local wineries will be in attendance offering samples and bottles for sale. Sample wine from Barrel Run Crossings Winery & Vineyard, Candlelight Winery and Sharon James Cellars and Little Paws Winery.

Admission and parking for Art on the Hill is free. Wine tasting is $10 for 3 tastes and includes a commemorative "Art on the Hill" wine glass. Additional tastes are available.

Art on the Hill is located in Mantua at the corner of State Route 44 and E. Prospect Street, two miles north of Ohio Turnpike Exit 193 or 3 miles south of Route 422.

For more information, call 330-414-6486.

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