The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is about nine months away, but planning has already begun.
The 2014 festival will be held at Zane's Landing. Co-director of the festival, Linda Regula, created the festival back in 2009. For the first three years it was held on the Y-Bridge, then in 2012 it was held at Zane's Landing and this past August, it was held at Colony Square Mall. Although the festival won't be on the bridge itself, Regula says she's happy it's back downtown.
The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is at Colony Square Mall this year and more than 50 artists started setting up their booths to get ready for this weekends big show.
"We started setting up around 10 o'clock," said Becky Joseph, a co-chair for the festival. "We're gonna set up until 4. People started coming even earlier then 10 o'clock. They're very excited and we're feeling a lot of positive energy at the festival this year."
With construction near the Y-Bridge, the always anticipated art festival will be held at Colony Square Mall this weekend.
"We've kind of tag lined it this year as the, 'Until We Return to the Bridge Festival.' Nonetheless, we're still celebrating right here in the Y-Bridge City," said Vicki Maple, of the Y-Bridge Arts Festival Committee. "Everything art this weekend from the visual arts to the performing arts to even the art of wine making and beer making and also, how...
Performers and artists have filled Zane's Landing Park.
The 4th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival began Friday. There will be something for everyone Friday and Saturday. Friday's entertainment includes an opening ceremony and live music.
"We've got twenty-four tents set up for the artists, and we'll have close to one-hundred artists in those tents. We have the stage set up for our musical entertainment, we're real excited about that, we also have the orange tent that's always up...
Zanesville's famous landmark will not play host to the Y-Bridge Arts Festival this year.
On-going construction to the bridge will prevent the festival from being held on it's namesake. Zane's Landing Park will be the site of this year's 4th Annual Festival.
"Although the bridge was unique it did have its limitations, when we were crowded we pretty much corralled the people on the bridge they could walk one way on one side and back down the other way, they couldn't really...
Zanesville is the best hometown in Ohio - and it's not just the locals that think so.
Mayor Butch Zwelling accepted the award during the opening ceremony of the Y-Bridge Arts Festival. Ohio Magazine Publisher Lute Harmon presented the plaque, and he said Zanesville outshined the larger cities in Ohio.
"We get submissions from all around the state, and we have a judging panel who goes through those, and then we do site visits to verify all the information, and...
Zanesville's famous bridge is seeing a different type of traffic this weekend.
The third annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival is underway. More than 200 artists spent the day setting up their displays. Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said the festival is bridging the community together.
"It's a great way to show off our world-famous y-bridge, our historical canal park, and it shows the importance of art, not only for young kids, but the historical...
The Y-city is preparing for an art invasion this weekend.
Two hundred visual artists from all over the country will take over the Y-bridge showing off their creations. Demonstrations will take place along with food, dancers and bands. In its third year organizers said there's no better place to hold it then on this very unique structure.
"A lot of people who live here in Zanesville have never walked across the bridge. We got that comment so many times in the last two years,...
About 200 artists and musicians are getting ready to showcase their talents in front of a big crowd.
The third annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival is a growing tradition in Muskingum County. Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said the committee reached out to the Franklin and Athens counties to create a buzz.
"The importance of it is that Zanesville and Muskingum County have a great art history with our glass houses, our potteries and the various artists that...