COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus College of Art and Design alumni and students are supplying three floors worth of homemade art to sell, just in time for the holidays.
Saturday was the semi-annual CCAD Art Fair and Marketplace.
Assistant Director of Career Services Jordan Bell said the school holds the event every year in April and December.
“It’s a really great way for people to connect with local art,” said Bell.
Students and alumni must apply to put up a booth at the event. Due to COVID-19, it was scaled down to 100 booths instead of 123.
“For some, it’s a return to selling in person so there's a lot of excitement, especially with our alumni population. They are used to selling at events like this, sometimes all over the country and they really like being at home coming to campus and selling here,” Bell said.
Junior Chelsea Cross said she’s sold her art at similar events, but this is her first time setting up a booth at the Art Fair and Marketplace.
“Just being able to meet people being able to see my classmates work; You know, a lot of time, we only see the stuff we make in the classroom so getting to connect that way, getting my name out there, obviously, is a good thing,” said Cross.
The Art Fair and Marketplace features functional stationery, jewelry, houseware items and more.