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:

September 12 A Fair of the Arts Artists and Exhibitors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography note cards and limited edition signed prints from my original pen & ink sketches
Craig Whitten Design Studio drawing/painting/photography A fusion of Asian aesthetics, traditional watercolor, and abstract nature interpretations using professional quality paints & paper.
Sarah Greer fiber arts Handmade crocheted items.
Younique Chic Designs fiber arts Handbags, purses, satchels etc. made of various fabrics
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts Crocheted items including potholders, dish-scrubbers, washcloths, baby items and more.
Bets & Mags fiber arts Plush fleece & felt toys for children along with handmade modern baby accessories.
Curly Pigtails fiber arts Modern clothing and accessories for girls and boys
Bob's Imaginary Friends fiber arts Fleece puppets using various plastics, polymers, acrylics, resins to create the eyes.
AnaMae Design fiber arts Meticulously crafted fashion accessories for women and children.
LaRua Enamels glass Ground glass enamel fired onto metal copper light switch plates.
Warm Glass Wonder glass Decorative fused glass panels for home and garden, garden stakes.
Sarah Applegate jewelry Fabricated and cast, silver jewelry with genuine gems, inspired in geometric and organic forms.
ARS Designs jewelry Jewelry and other wearable pieces and ornaments, made of metal, organic materials and found objects.
Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry I slab, shape, and polish rocks, and then I wrap them in sterling silver wire to make pendants.
Ellen Campbell Designs jewelry Dichroic, opaque, and transparent glass pieces are hand-cut, hand-etched, and fused together to make one-of-a-kind glass designs.
Kathleen Clausen Jewelry
jewelry Sterling silver, fine silver & gold filled jewelry made from wire and precious metal clay.
CharmHouse jewelry Whimsical critters, colliding old & new with metallic, woodland creatures, earthy stone, and handset vintage glass.
Restoration Brass jewelry Earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and men's jewelry using spent bullet shells.
Miriam's Studio metalwork/woodwork Scrap metal sculptures
Press Puzzles metalwork/woodwork Hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles that celebrate the community and culture of Bloomington, IN.
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.
Sue Westhues natural materials A wide variety of functional and decorative items created then combining gourds with other media
Bohemian Hobbit Studio natural materials Stone carvings primarily with local limestone.
Woodward Baskets natural materials Reed and seagrass baskets incorporating ceramic, beads, and yarn.
Soapy Soap Company personal care All-natural handcrafted bar soaps and lip balms locally in Bloomington
Teehaus Bath & Body personal care Bath & body products infused with honey and beeswax from our hives and botanicals from our gardens.
Earth Drops personal care Hand-crafted soaps with all natural, non-fragrance ingredients.
Barbara Fuqua surface decoration Handpainted maiolica glazed pottery (earthenware)
The Collective Press surface decoration Prints featuring messages, lyrics or quotes made using the relief printing techniques.
Joyce Dwulet surface decoration Garden tile stepping stones