FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Canton, Ohio): October 13, 2023, Canton, Ohio – Canton Fine Arts Associates, an affiliate of the Canton Museum of Art, is pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary of Christkindl Markt, the premier juried fine arts and crafts show – and a holiday tradition for Canton, Stark County, and the region.  Christkindl Markt will be held Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 10am to 6pm, at the Canton Museum of Art and Cultural Center for the Arts.  Admission to the Markt is $8.00 with ages 12 and younger admitted free.  Parking will also be free.

Marking its 50th year of supporting the Canton Museum of Art, Christkindl Markt will feature over 70 artisans with talents ranging from jewelry, ceramics, pottery, photography, glass, metal, fibers/wearables, holiday items and much more.  Other offerings will include The Markt Bistro featuring sandwiches and lite snacks, The Sweet Shoppe with homemade candy, Silent Auction, Book Shop plus Golden Ticket and Grand Raffles and a selection of Gift Baskets all generously supported by local and regional businesses. Andrea’s of Sugarcreek is once again providing a $1000 shopping spree Door Prize to a lucky winner.

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Mayor Thomas Bernabei of Canton, will issue a proclamation on Friday, November 3 prior to the Markt opening at 10am.  Also, the first 50 patrons in line will receive a special tasty treat from the Sweet Shoppe.

“A popular event for five decades, Christkindl Markt has been able to raise over $2.5 million to benefit the Canton Museum of Art,” said Museum Director & CEO Max Barton.  “This beloved legacy, has made a profound impact on our museum and the community.”

Christkindl Markt is sponsored in part by Visit Canton and ArtsInStark.

Visit to learn more about the event. Questions about Christkindl Markt 2023 can be emailed to Canton Fine Arts & Christkindl Markt Coordinator Nancy Barton at or call 330/453-7666 x 105.

About Canton Fine Arts Associates, Inc.
Canton Fine Arts Associates, Inc., founded in 1952, is a non-profit, membership affiliate of the Canton Museum of Art. Canton Fine Arts sponsors monthly luncheons, September – May, with presentations and demonstrations on CMA exhibitions and a wide range of art-related topics. Dedicated to furthering participation in the visual fine arts in Canton and the community, Canton Fine Arts organizes and presents the annual Christkindl Markt, a benefit for the Canton Museum of Art now in its 49th year. Canton Fine Arts offers friendship, entertainment, learning experiences, and volunteer opportunities to its members. If you are interested in becoming a Canton Fine Arts member or would like to get involved and volunteer for Christkindl Markt, please contact the Fine Arts Coordinator, Nancy Barton, at

About Canton Museum of Art
Recognized for powerful original exhibitions and national touring exhibitions focused on American art and its influences, the Canton Museum of Art makes the discovery and exploration of art accessible to all. The Museum’s education outreach programs, School of Art classes, and workshops serve thousands of students of all ages. CMA’s acclaimed Collection focuses on American works on paper, primarily watercolors, and contemporary ceramics. The CMA Shop (formerly known as the Artisan Boutique) is open during regular Museum hours. Founded in 1935, CMA serves more than 45,000 visitors each year. Visit and follow the Museum on Facebook for updates, or call 330.453.7666 for more information.

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