Each year Downtown Mantua Revitalization hosts the award winning “Art on the Hill & Wine Tasting”, a day-long celebration of the arts. Named the “2014 Best Arts and Cultural Event in Portage County”, this street festival boasts over 80 artisans selling and displaying their handmade works of art as well as a “Merchant Circle”, great food, a Chinese auction of art and local prizes, and a popular photo contest, as well as wine tasting by four local wineries.
Art on the Hill is always held the Saturday following the Fourth of July in the historic Mantua Village—on East Prospect Street. Inaugurated in 2009, the festival has grown in size and popularity over the years with wine tasting added in 2010.
ART ON THE HILL AND WINE TASTING TOO for 2018 is scheduled to be held
SATURDAY JULY 14, 2018
10am - 6pm
Vendors, Merchants, Food Vendors and Wineries wishing to secure a space for 2018 may click on the appropriate tab below for the application. Applications will be posted in January of 2018.
Applications may be downloaded and mailed to the Downtown Mantua Revitalization address – P.O. Box 414, Mantua, OH 44255.
Arts and Crafts Vendors
A popular event at Art on the Hill and Wine Tasting festival is our Annual Photo Contest. Every year photographers from every age group enter their favorite photographs to be displayed at the festival. We give prizes, too—Best in each category and from each age group, plus a People’s Choice award, chosen through a vote from anyone attending the festival . The submit a ballot for their favorite picture.
In 2016 we added the category ‘Views of a Vintage Village”. Photographers were challenged to take unique photos of our quaint Victorian village. 13 winners were selected were featured in our first ever Mantua Revitalization Calendar which went on sale this autumn. Winning photos featured taken by local photographers, Pat Thomas, Dessie Donat, Kimi Zifchak, Ken Parker, Terri Vechery, Carrie Frost and Martha Levine. For Art on the Hill 2017 we are looking for photographers to submit pictures for ‘Imagining Mantua.”
Details about the 2017 Art on the Hill Photo Contest will be released in January via local newspapers as and well as through links on this page. Additional questions can be answered by email email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Photo Contest Instructions
Extra Entry Forms