Cyclopsfest Comes to Yellow Springs

Cyclopsfest in Yellow Springs, Ohio is quickly becoming somewhat of a tradition for those in the largely liberal Southwestern Ohio town. Organizers DJ and Justin Galvin told me the festival is inspired by the locally made items they sell in their Yellow Springs store, Urban Handmade. Their goal is simple; to showcase local art and encourage area residents to shop closer to home. Regional artists, food vendors and designers gathered for the fourth incarnation of the street market styled festival on September 13. I spent the day learning why the event continues to grow each year and the affect it has on Yellow Spring's economy.