Milford Art Affaire draws dozens of vendors

October 3rd, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Nathaniel Pringle, right, of Goshen, and his daughters Emmaline, 5, and Gracyn, 2, watch Dave Kratzer make wood products during the Milford Art Affaire Sept. 28.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Tucked away in a beautiful wooded setting, the Promont House Museum was the perfect location for the Milford Art Affaire Sept. 28.

The art show featured dozens of arts and crafts vendors from the Cincinnati area and beyond as well as music, food, educational opportunities, and other entertainment.

Barry and Tina Fangmann, of Batavia, said this is the first year they had an opportunity to make it to the Art Affaire. They both said they were impressed with the event.

“We are just delighted,” Tina Fangmann said. “There is good diversity and we are very pleased with the selection.”

Barry Fangmann said he was impressed with the setup at Promont House Museum.

Vendors were scattered throughout the grounds of the museum selling paintings, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, stained glass windows, clothing, and much more.

Margret Courtney, an artist at the event, said she was pleased with the turnout.

“We’ve had quite a few people come through,” Courtney said.

Courtney said she has gotten a lot of feedback about her art, which she enjoys.

In addition to the artwork, the event also featured entertainment from musicians, several local authors who were on hand to talk to guests, as well as historical tours at Promont House Museum.

According to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, Promont house was built prior to 1865 and was the former home of Ohio’s 43rd governor, John Pattison.

The home now serves as a history museum where the society holds historical tours and events. The museum includes period furnishings, a reference library, changing exhibits and a gift shop.

“I really enjoyed it,” Brunhilde Robles, a resident of Milford who is originally from Germany, said about the event. “It was great to go back in history. I also liked the entertainment.”

Robles said the event also featured great shopping opportunities. She said it seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves.

Milford Art Affaire is hosted annually by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.

The society was founded in 1967. In addition to the Promont House Museum, the organizations provides historical programs to local schools and residents.

For more information about Greater Milford Area Historical Society or Milford Art Affaire, visit

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