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:

May 9 A Fair of the Arts Artists and Exhibitors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Hickory Tree Studio clay fine pottery & exceptional fiber arts
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography note cards and limited edition signed prints from my original pen & ink sketches
YouNiquechic Design fiber arts Handbags, purses, satchels etc. made of various fabrics, eg cotton, polyester, etc. Many bags are upcycled, made using thrift store place mats, bed sheets, belts, and other items
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts crocheted items including potholders, dish-scrubbers, washcloths, baby items and more
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts fresh yet classic wares for the beautification of home and life including table runners and settings, throw pillows, overnight and tote bags, children's clothing, mobiles, quilts, and cross stitch pieces
Fun with Rick and Jane Crafts fiber arts Handmade hairbands, handbags from old blue jeans, and a wide variety of leather goods including hats, bracelets, belts, purses, cell phone cases, journals, etc.
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/B Skinner LLC glass decorative fused glass panels for home and garden
Kathleen Clausen Jewelry jewelry sterling silver, fine silver & gold filled jewelry made from wire and precious metal clay with semi-precious gemstones
The Butterfly Road jewelry butterfly, feather and flower jewelry
Inspired jewelry fine silver, copper, brass and kiln-fired enamel earrings, necklaces and bracelets with various metal patinas
Arturo Rodriguez/ARS Designs jewelry jewelry and other wearable pieces and ornaments, made of metal, organic materials and found objects
Tanya Tegmeyer-Rodriguez jewelry jewelry, accessories, and gift items using recycled and upcycled leather, suede, and vinyl incorporating recycled beads, hardware, and found objects
Hippo Tree Designs jewelry jewelry using sterling silver, high quality accent beads, and recycled tins and pewter
Sleepy Cat Studio jewelry, fiber arts, painting, surface decoration practical, elegant jewelry from semi-precious stones, shells, pearls and crystals; crocheted scarves, hats, fingerless gloves, and felted wool baby booties; semi-impressionistic paintings; and whimsical cats, foxes, owls, and flowers, painted on mugs, tiles, wineglasses, etc.
Dave Cole metalwork/woodwork hand-carved wooden figures, including several kinds of animals and characters, turned magic wands and tops for the kid at heart, and fine wooden boxes and banks
Kimery's Creations metalwork/woodwork one-of-a-kind writing instruments from domestic and exotic wood, plastic, acrylics of all types, and many other items
From Tree to Table metalwork/woodwork Wooden bowls using a chainsaw, bandsaw and wood lathe. Bowls are finished with natural food-safe walnut oil.
Donald Stonecipher metalwork/woodwork cottonwood bark carvings and Scandinavian style "chip carving" in basswood
Ashley Thomas metalwork/woodwork Natural landscapes & scenery with cosmic & universal themes. Pyrography - images burned into wood logs & pieces, acrylic paint, & wood stain and finish.
Press Puzzles metalwork/woodwork hand-crafted wooden jigsaw puzzles that celebrate the community and culture of Bloomington
Bohemian Hobbit Studios natural materials stone carvings primarily with local limestone, though also soapstone and chlorite
Woodward Baskets natural materials reed and seagrass baskets incorporating ceramic, beads, and yarn and other art mediums as enhancements
Sue Westhues natural materials a wide variety of functional and decorative items created from combining gourds with other media
Teehaus Bath & Body personal care Bath & body products infused with honey and beeswax from our hives and botanicals from our gardens. All products are obsessively natural.
Soapy Soap Company personal care All-natural handcrafted bar soaps and lip balms locally in Bloomington
Wild Roses Bath & Candle Shop personal care soy candles, soap, bath fizzies (or bomb), lotion, body butter, bath salts, body spray, and French Pink Clay facials
Sublime Design surface decoration colorful paper designs sealed onto light switch plates, lamps, vases, candle votives, wall art, boxes, and tables
The Collective Press surface decoration prints featuring messages, lyrics or quotes made using the relief printing techniques letterpress and linoleum carving