FireFish Arts
Create FireFish Festival Art with Us!

Create FireFish Festival Art with Us!

Create FireFish Festival art with us!Community Workshops

The festival village will open to the public the week before the festival to help us create art for the festival. Artists including Daniel McNamara the Artistic Director of the FireFish Finale, Ian Petroni, Buoyant Heart, and other invited artists will be on-site throughout the week creating the FireFish and art for the festival. Workshops are open to children and adults and involve helping with the creation of the FireFish and making art for the festival.

  Tuesday, September 13th, 4 – 8 pm

  Wednesday, September 14th, 4 – 8 pm

   Thursday, September 15th, 4 – 8 pm

Community members are encouraged to bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Art supplies will be furnished.


Artists, Students, & Volunteers

The festival village will privately open to FireFish artists, students, and volunteers to create art for the festival on the Monday before the festival. Artists including Daniel McNamara the Artistic Director of the FireFish Finale, Ian Petroni, Buoyant Heart, and other invited artists will be on-site throughout the week creating the FireFish and art for the festival. Volunteers and students can work with the artists during the times indicated below.

   Monday, September 12th, 12 – 8 pm

  Tuesday, September 13th, 12 – 8 pm

  Wednesday, September 14th, 12 – 8 pm

  Thursday, September 15th, 12 – 8 pm

  Friday, September 16th, 12 – 8 pm

Artists, students, and volunteers are encouraged to bring their artist tool kit along with work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. If you would like to create art with us, YOU MUST CONTACT Ryan Craycraft in ADVANCE to schedule times to work.


If you would like to be a part of the community workshops and to schedule a time to volunteer with the artists, contact Ryan Craycraft at ryancraycraft13@gmail.com.


*FireFish Festival Celebrating Nature 2022 is on Saturday, September 17th from 2 – 11 pm at 201 Broadway Ave in downtown Lorain.

**The festival village is located at 201 Broadway Ave in downtown Lorain on the west bank of the Black River. The entrance is on Black River Lane.