2020 CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace goes virtual and features the work of 60 students and alumni

Nov 12, 2020


CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace
2018 CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace


2020 CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace goes virtual and features the work of 60 students and alumni

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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Browse and buy from 60 Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) alumni and students during the 2020 CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace. The semiannual event takes place virtually this year, following the success of CCAD’s Virtual Spring Art Fair. Thanks to the online nature of the event, shoppers can expect a broader array of artists, designers, and works than ever before. Shopping begins at noon Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.

The juried selection of artists, designers, and makers will sell a range of goods, from stationery to ceramics and from T-shirts to sculptures, at varying price points. While the majority of this year’s participants are based in Columbus, alumni from Michigan, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington are also represented. Plus, you can feel good about your purchases as all proceeds go directly to the artists and designers. Participating is easy, as no tickets are required to shop.

“CCAD’s Art Fair & Marketplace has been a community favorite for decades,” said Dr. Melanie Corn, CCAD President. “While we’ll miss gathering in person and welcoming everyone to CCAD’s campus this year, we are excited about the expanded reach a virtual platform allows. This is one of my favorite events of the year, and I encourage everyone to browse and buy from CCAD’s talented students and alumni this holiday season.”

Highlights of some of the items for sale at this year’s Art Fair & Marketplace:

  • Handcrafted jewelry made from uncirculated coins
  • Handmade crocheted items such as hats, ear-warmers, and gloves
  • Sculptures that incorporate live-edge wood sourced from naturally fallen trees and contrasting materials such as glass, metal, and concrete
  • Stuffed animals made using only upcycled, eco-friendly, and ethically-made materials
  • Paintings created using natural honey-based watercolor
  • Reusable cotton masks with hand embroidered details
  • T-shirts, patches, and prints made using traditional screen printing techniques with a focus on sustainability
  • Genuine leather bags with brass hardware assembled using high-end techniques

One of this year’s participating artists is student Collin Williams (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2023). Williams’ colorful stationery, stickers, original paintings, and fine art prints can’t help but make you smile.

“I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, and overall creative gremlin,” Williams says. “I love creating soul-filled work that can tell stories and spark some joy. If my work can bring a smile or warm feeling to people who see it, then I see that as a success.”

Alum Minnie Lucas (Photography, 2020) is another artist featured in this year’s event. She proves there’s beauty all around us with striking images of abandoned houses, agriculture, and nature. “My rural upbringing has played a big part in my work,” Lucas says of her photography. “I always have enjoyed driving down a country road looking for something to photograph.”

To learn more about the artists and designers participating in the 2020 CCAD Art Fair & Marketplace, click here.

About Columbus College of Art & Design

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 12 BFA programs and a Master of Fine Arts program that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.