Art Shows

Andrew and Carisa Paavola, Artist and Manager.

2023 Schedule

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

Cherokee Parkway, Louisville, KY Saturday April 29, 10-6, Sunday April 30, 10-6

Art Brimingham

Downtown Birmingham Michigan, Saturday May 13, 10-6 Sunday May 14, 10-5

The Delaware Arts Festival

Downtown Delaware Ohio, Saturday May 20, 11-7, Sunday May 21, 10-5

Round The Fountain Art Fair

Courthouse Square, Lafayette IN, Saturday May 27, 10-4

The Village at Winona Art Fair

700 Park Ave, Winona Lake IN, Saturday June 3, 9-5, Sunday June 4, 11-4

Art By The Falls

Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls OH, Saturday, June 10, 10-7, Sunday June 11, 10-4

Worthington Arts Festival

Worthington Village Green, OH, Saturday, June 17, 9-6, Sunday June 18, 11-5

Crosby Festival of the Arts

Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo Ohio, Friday June 23, 6-9, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 25th 10-4

Three Rivers Festival: Art in the Park

Freinann Square, Fort Wayne IN, Saturday July 8, Sunday July 9

Willoughby ArtsFest

Downtown Willoughby, OH, Saturday July 15, 10-5

Flair on the Square

Downtown Bryan OH, Saturday July 29th 10-6

Lakewood Arts Festival

Downtown Lakewood OH, Saturday August 5, 10-6

Art on the Commons

Lincoln Park Civic Commons, Kettering OH, Sunday August 13, 11-5


Boettler Park, Greene OH, Saturday August, 19 10-5

Fourth Street Festival of Arts

Downtown Bloomington, Indiana, Saturday September 2, Sunday September 3rd.

Black Swamp Arts Festival

Downtown Bowling Green OH, Friday September 8, 5-8, Saturday Sept, 9 10-6, Sunday Sept, 10, 11-5

Funky Ferndale Art Fair

9 Mile Rd, Ferndale MI, Friday September 22, 3-7, Saturday September 23, 10-7, Sunday September 24 11-6

Hyde Park Square Art Show

Hyde Park Square, Cincinnati OH, Sunday October 1, 10-5

Ann Arbor Artoberfest

Downtown Ann Arbor MI, Saturday October 28, 10-6, Sunday October 29, 10-4

Our Story

I have been a cartoonist and illustrator since I could hold a pencil, “which was very difficult for me according to my mom”.

After graduating from CCAD in Columbus Ohio in 2001 I worked as a freelance artist, graphic designer, cartoonist, forklift driver, group home worker etc…ah the life of an artist.

After creating an art piece for my wife around 2008 an acquaintance stopped by noticed it and asked for a custom one of her little French bulldogs.


On a whim we attempted to make a collection of pieces to attend the Fish and Shrimp Festival in Urbana, Ohio with some art. Some years later In 2011 we attended our first full art show With a hand made fabric walls folding tables, lots of wild wall art, and a rickety pop up tent.

This is the Delaware art Show doing much better and improving our set up.

After 3 years of giving it our best, we had a few rocky shows and lost our steam, so we packed it up, filled the attic with artwork and forgot about art shows for 9 years.


In 2019 my wife began mentioning art shows and urging me to start producing artwork again. Skeptically I slowly moved forward but it was a difficult road, as we slowly developed a new style and presentation for the artwork. Our plan for 2020 got side-tracked due to Covid. Summer of 2021 saw the first art show for us in 9 years and we still loved it! So much so that we are planned three times the amount of shows for 2022! Now in 2023 we are still scheming, planning, and always improving. Check out our shows this year and we will see you out there!

Otter Be Happy is our newest venture.

We’re excited to attend art shows and share colorful and fun artwork with loads of wonderful people.

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