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Published: Thursday, 5/31/2012

Inaugural art fair among weekend festivals and fun


A new art fair will take over the streets of downtown Sylvania this weekend. The first Maple and Main Art Fair will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The new fair will include a live music stage, food from area restaurants, as well as a children's art area. Musical acts include Jack and the Bear at 6 p.m. Friday followed by Microphonics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday's lineup features children's music by the Wannabees at 1 p.m.; Jason Quick at 1:50 p.m.; Americanos at 2:50 p.m.; Blowing Grains at 3:45 p.m.; Lele's at 4:45, and Davestevedave featuring Steve Athanas at 6 p.m.

The event, presented by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission and the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce is free.

FIBER577 will hold its annual two-day art exhibit Saturday and Sunday at The 577 Foundation House, 577 E. Front Street, Perrysburg. The event is dedicated to showcasing the diversity and unique character of fiber and fiber-influenced mixed media works. More than 60 pieces will be displayed.

The event also will include hands-on demonstration and live music. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: fiber57.com.

St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Monclova will hold its first festival this weekend beginning Friday and running through Sunday.

The church is at 4860 Waterville Monclova Rd. and the festival will feature food, pony rides, a petting zoo that will include a kangaroo, and a variety of activities for children. Hours will be 5-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, and noon-6 p.m, Sunday.

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