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Geneva Arts Fair marks 18th year

Artists trek from 28 states, Canada to exhibit in Geneva

GENEVA – In its 18th year, the Geneva Arts Fair will take place July 27 and 28 on Third Street, the Geneva Chamber announced in a news release.

Many artists have been with the show since its inception, the release stated.

The Geneva Arts Fair draws a majority of its artists from the Midwest, but with 28 states and Canada represented, many come from great distances to exhibit their work.

Hill and Nicole Brin of Cotopaxi, Colorado, create handmade one-of-a-kind steel and tile sculptures for the show.

“The Geneva Arts Fair had a wonderful community of art enthusiasts who supported us with good sales last year,” Hill Brin said in the release. “The people were friendly, supportive and interested in what we had to offer. We return this year with new artwork for the community.”

Brian Eppley, an oil painter from Pennsylvania, has been in the Geneva show for about six years.

“I do the show because the town is beautiful and it is an originals-only show, so the crowds can expect high-quality work and are willing to pay for it,” Eppley said in the release.

For the 17th year, Julia Gilmore will make the 1,100-mile drive to Geneva from her home studio in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to display her original oil paintings.

“The Geneva Arts Fair is a true fine-art-only festival which strictly enforces a no reproductions policy,” Gilmore said in the release.

“There are only a few art shows in this country that are fine-art-only shows. A fine-art-only show, which clearly honors the value of original artwork and does not dilute the show with reproductions,” Gilmore said in the release. “The high quality of artwork at this well-juried festival offers the public an opportunity to meet and collect original artwork from the finest artists in the country.”

Gilmore also praised Erin Melloy as a show director, saying she was “legendary among art festival artists” as caring and well-organized.

Melloy prioritizes the artists, the no-reproduction policy and “produces a top-notch art show for exhibiting artists and the public,” Gilmore said in the release.

Information about the artists is available online by visiting

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