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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

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

May 14 A Fair of the Arts Artists and Exhibitors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Mostly Handmade fiber arts Totes, purses, and bags for all that you carry. Sturdy, fun, and useful.
Sleepy Cat Studio fiber arts Monique Cagle works in different areas of art, in a variety of media, including acrylics, fiber, and beads. Her work is eclectic and diverse, with common threads of color and whimsy.
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts Mother/daughter duo crafting modern textile art for the home, baby, pet and person.
Lynne Mikolon fiber arts Usable things from a variety of fiber using new and reclaimed materials in bright colors with varied textures.
Dudes fiber arts Customizable, machine-washable, monster-like stuffed pillows to be used for cuddling, tooth fairy transactions, and as memorial keepsakes.
Bets & Mags fiber arts Mother-daughter team offering plush fleece & felt toys for children along with handmade modern baby accessories.
That's Sew Martha fiber arts Recycled, handmade, locally made clothing for children.
Country Loom fiber arts Great knitted socks and wonderfully woven rag rugs.
Bob's Imaginary Friends fiber arts Original professional quality puppets and characters.
Tweetle Beetle Glass glass Whimsical functional blown glass
CharmHouse jewelry Whimsical critters, colliding old & new with metallic, woodland creatures, earthy stone, and handset vintage glass.
Angela Caldwell Jewelry jewelry Handmade sterling and mixed metals, gemstones and vintage findings used in individualized jewelry pieces.
Inspired jewelry Fine silver, copper, brass and kiln-fired enamel jewelry with various metal patinas.
Arturo Rodriguez jewelry An eclectic and unique collection of jewelry and other wearable pieces and mini journals.
John's Wood Works metalwork/woodwork Hand carved cottonwood bark and basswood items, hand turned pens, and bottle stops.
Kimery's Creations metalwork/woodwork One of a kind writing instruments from domestic and exotic wood.
From Tree to Table metalwork/woodwork Wooden bowls using a chainsaw, bandsaw and wood lathe.
La Rua Enamels metalwork/woodwork Light switch plates for home and work decor
Sue Westhues natural materials A wide variety of functional and decorative items created then combining gourds with other media.
Woodward Baskets natural materials Reed and seagrass baskets incorporating ceramic, beads, and yarn.
Earth Drops personal care Since 1996, we have made our soaps from scratch using our own private recipes. They contain only the finest food-grade ingredients found in most gourmet kitchens.
Soapy Soap Company personal care A full line of body care products that include only the highest quality, meticulously researched, plant-based ingredients.
The Collective Press surface decoration Hand printed goods that help you keep moving forward.
Sublime Design, Inc. surface decoration Colorful paper designs sealed onto light switch plates, lamps, vases, candle votives, wall art, boxes, and tables.
Eleanor Ann Sentiments surface decoration I doodle images, perfect them, then go through a process of printing them onto greeting cards.
Dark Pony Art clay Unique pendants and magnets made entirely from polymer clay, featuring animals both real and fantasy with an obvious leaning towards the equine.
Cynthia Linsenbardt Original Art drawing/painting/photography Whimsical, inspirational, and peaceful, artwork focusing on nature and juxtaposition. Paintings are in tempura and watercolor on canvas and wood, while coloring books are on thick paper for mixed media coloring.
Mark Riggins Art drawing/painting/photography Pen and ink drawings of subjects in Bloomington and surrounding area.
Photo Folk drawing/painting/photography The tissue paper process creates a very old vintage feel to the images created. The photographic paper print on canvas is a very painterly rich feeling.