According to the organizers of the Columbus Arts Festival, our guide last year to artists selling work for $100 or less turned out to be fairly popular with festgoers, so we've gone through this year's lineup to offer the cash-crunched a fresh batch of opportunities.

According to the organizers of the Columbus Arts Festival, our guide last year to artists selling work for $100 or less turned out to be fairly popular with festgoers, so we've gone through this year's lineup to offer the cash-crunched a fresh batch of opportunities.

But first, the caveats: If you're only looking for bargains, you'll miss out on some exceptional work in paint, glass, wood and other materials that almost always require a major investment of the artist's time and money. And aside from printmakers and photographers, most of the artists listed here create one-of-a-kind works. In other words, the images here are representative of the artists' works, but you may not find these exact pieces when you stop by their booths.

Mark Brabant

Booth C-155

Web: hoveringobject.com

Starting price: $30

What you'll find: Vivid, strongly graphic prints that are dominated by beautiful images of the sky and dotted with the things that give Brabant's Hovering Object website its name. A personal favorite: a retriever in the middle of being abducted by aliens. Or returned, if you're an optimist.

RAW Design

Booth C-160

Web: rawdesigninc.com

Starting price: about $60

What you'll find: This Portland, Oregon, studio produces home goods in wood, metal and glass, most of which rise above our set price cap, but there are notable exceptions. Check out the small, finely detailed wooden bowls and colorful pepper mills. Some look appropriate for the Mad Hatter's tea party, others would fit in the futuristic kitchen of a sci-fi movie.

Rusty Leffel

Booth W-219

Web: rustyleffel.com

Starting price: $48

What you'll find: The Kansas-based photographer's traveled the world to capture lively, sepia-toned street scenes of dancers, diners and window displays, among many other things. All images are sold matted and, for a little more cash, they're also available framed.

Starfish Clothes

Booth N-196

Web: starfishclothes.com

Starting price: $40

What you'll find: For under $100, local fashionista Michelle Lucey offers leather hats, wristlets and small bags, many appliqued with a distinctive tree pattern. Lucey uses mostly recycled materials and donates a portion of her tree design profits to the National Arbor Day Foundation. She also works in cloth and recently added her goods to the selection at Monkey's Retreat in the Short North.

Hilary Hachey

Booth N-192

Web: hilaryhachey.com

Starting price: $50

What you'll find: Personal adornment in sterling silver - all clean, architectural and beautifully crafted. Once you get into more elaborate pieces with bits of semi-precious stone, prices rise accordingly, but even Hachey's basic stud earrings stand out.

Jan Mayer

Booth G-52

Web: kriskascarves.com

Starting price: $48

What you'll find: Silk scarves hand-painted in soft patterns and vibrant colors. On the busier side are pieces layered with funky, contemporary squiggles; Mayer also has more fluid designs inspired by Impressionism.

Jessica Stoddart

Booth W-223

Web: jessicastoddart.com

Starting price: $20

What you'll find: Limited-edition Giclee prints with strong feelings of femininity, craftiness and an earlier era. Many feature dress forms - monochrome or tinted, clothed or naked - printed over Simplicity pattern graphics.

Greg Jordan

Booth L-78

Web: jordanfineartjewelry.com

Starting price: about $30

What you'll find: Eastern and African influences come through in Jordan's rough, chunky jewelry designs, in sterling silver with embellishments in brass and stones like lapis and amethyst. A new line with unisex appeal explores both the symbolic and decorative potential in a simple spiral.