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:

July 11 A Fair of the Arts Artists and Exhibitors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Hickory Tree Studio clay Fine pottery and exceptional fiber arts
Dark Pony Art clay Polymer clay and hand sculpting into a pendant, magnet, or wearable unicorn horns.
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography note cards and limited edition signed prints from my original pen & ink sketches
Craig Whitten drawing/painting/photography A fusion of Asian aesthetics, traditional watercolor, abstract nature interpretations, and some digital manipulation.
Martha St Fabric Designs fiber arts 100% cotton fiber baskets , bowels, and vases all hand made
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.
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts Crocheted items including potholders, dish scrubbers, washcloths, baby items and more, made by hand out of sturdy, durable yarn.
Sleepy Cat Studio fiber arts Crocheted scarves, hats, fingerless gloves, and felted wool baby booties
Bob's Imaginary Friends fiber arts Fleece puppets using Ivarious plastics, polymers, acrylics, resins to create the eyes.
That's Sew Martha fiber arts Clothing for children and aprons made from recycled garments & linens.
Tweetle Beetle Glass glass Whimsical colorful blown and fused glass.
Warm Glass Wonder glass Decorative fused glass panels for home and garden, garden stakes.
La Rua Enamels glass Ground glass enamel fired onto metal copper light switch plates.
Angela Caldwell Jewelry jewelry Distinctive jewelry combining classic designs with a twist. Hand made sterling and mixed metals, gemstones and vintage findings used in individualized pieces.
Hippo Tree Designs jewelry Jewelry using sterling silver, high quality accent beads, and recycled tins and pewter.
Kathleen Clausen 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 jewlery.
Arturo Rodriguez/ARS Designs jewelry jewelry and other wearable pieces and ornaments, made of metal, organic materials and found objects
GET Consulting jewelry Earrings, necklaces and bracelets designed from collected natural objects (shells, bamboo, rocks)
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
Odman Arts metalwork/woodwork Sculptures made out of wood, wire hanger, and stockings
From Tree to Table metalwork/woodwork Wooden bowls using a chainsaw, bandsaw and wood lathe. Bowls are finished with natural food-safe walnut oil.
Modern Designs metalwork/woodwork Picture frames, mirrors, candles holders, benches, end tables
Ashley Thomas metalwork/woodwork Natural landscapes & scenery with cosmic & universal themes.
Sue Westhues natural materials A wide variety of functional and decorative items created then combining gourds with other media
Earth Drops personal care Fine hand-crafted soaps, all natural, non-fragrance ingredients using a unique and individual method
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.
The Collective Press surface decoration Prints featuring messages, lyrics or quotes made using the relief printing techniques letterpress and linoleum carving.
Joyce Dwulet surface decoration Garden Tile Stepping Stones: 12x12 ceramic tiles are hand painted with porcelain china paint
Barbara Fuqua surface decoration Handpainted maiolica glazed pottery (earthenware)
Sublime Design surface decoration Colorful paper designs sealed onto light switch plates, lamps, vases, candle votives, wall art, boxes, and tables.