A Fair of the Arts BEAD logo Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the displays, sales, and demonstrations of visual arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Farmers' Market the second Saturdays of the season, then browse for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at (812) 349-3725 or jacobsg@bloomington.in.gov

A Fair of the Arts is held at Showers Plaza, located in front of City Hall - Showers Building at 401 N. Morton St. in Bloomington from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

A Fair of the Arts is held the second Saturdays of the season:

Apply to Take Part in the 2015 A Fair of the Arts

Submit an A Fair of the Arts artist application online.

Print an A Fair of the Arts artist application to mail to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. (PDF 692.00 KB)

A Fair of the Arts is a juried art fair. Accepted local and regional artists display, demonstrate, and sell their arts on the brick plaza in front of City Hall.

  • All work must be original, and made by the applicant.
  • Applications will be divided into 10 categories:
  1. clay
  2. drawing/painting/photography
  3. fiber arts
  4. glass
  5. jewelry
  6. metalwork/woodwork
  7. natural materials
  8. personal care
  9. recycled arts
  10. surfact decoration
Artists must choose one category which best represents the majority of product created and sold. This is the category in which artowrk will be juried.

Booth and Sales Information

  • Booth spaces are 10' x 10'.
  • Cost is $50 per Saturday. Commissions are NOT collected on sales.


  • March 27 - accepted artists announced
  • April 24 - booth payment due