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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.

Local and regional artists apply, and are selected through a juried process, to participate in A Fair of the Arts.

A Fair of the Arts is held in conjunction with the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market the second Saturdays of the Market season. Admission is free.

  • May 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • June 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • July 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • August 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • September 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • October 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, at (812) 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

June A Fair of the Arts Vendors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Heather Haddad clay Functional wheel thrown and hand-built pottery.
P-dock Clay Crew clay Team of four artists  with 100% hand-made art.
     
Craig Whitten Design Studio, LLC drawing/painting/photography Minimalist abstracted nature fused with an Asian inspired aesthetic
Charlene Marsh drawing/painting/photography Plein air and studio oil paintings created using palette knives
Jonathan Cook drawing/painting/photography I mix my oil paint from primaries and apply it to canvas or art board with brush or palette knife
Culper Art drawing/painting/photography Abstract portraits and landscapes made with oil on canvas
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography Greeting cards and limited edition prints made from original pen and ink sketches
     
Harvest Goose fiber arts Hand-printed items made with hand-carved blocks.
Sleepy Cat Studio fiber arts Critters made by hand from recycled fabric, wool and flannel.
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts Quilts, table runners, throw pillows, baby bonnets, toddler dresses, mobiles and reusable party decor.
Comfort & Joy fiber arts Hand knitting with traditional techniques and all natural fiber material
Gramma's Hugs & Stitches fiber arts Unique, handmade girls dresses, rompers, skirts, pants and tops in a variety of styles and sizes
Refab fiber arts Pillows and bags of all sorts out of recycled, repurposed materials.
by oot fiber arts Hand woven tea towels, basket liners, wristlets (small purses) and book marks
Land Goods LLC fiber arts Earth friendly items for the home. 
Patty Cole fiber arts Colorful aprons and matching pot holders, cross body purses and small wristlet purses
     
Tweetle Beetle Glass glass Colorful, whimsical, functional art in blown glass.
     
Inspired jewelry Fine silver, jeweler’s grade copper, brass and vitreous enamels combined in a fusion of design and contrast
Jonathan Barnitt jewelry One off pieces of sterling silver jewelry and limited runs of work
Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry Pendants made from many different types of stone.
Arturo Rodriguez jewelry One of a kind jewelry, wearable art, and ornaments.
With a Grain of Salt jewelry Old keys wire wrapped with gems, beads, and charms
     
Grampa's Cedar Works LLC metalwork/woodwork Fine Adirondack and garden style furniture made from western red cedar.
Kimery's Creations metalwork/woodwork I create pens and other smaller items by turning them on a lathe.
Dave Cole metalwork/woodwork Hand-carved wooden characters and animals.
Scroungy Bird Houses metalwork/woodwork Bird houses and bat houses made from wood that has been saved from landfills
     
That's Sew Martha recycled arts Clothing for children made from recycled garments and linens.
     
Sublime Design, Inc. surface decoration Paper glued to a surface to create one-of-a-kind designs.
Katia Tapio surface decoration Hand-painted, bling-decorated eggs
     
Rosmarino Candles personal care Soy candles with unique wood wicks
Teehaus Soaps personal care Soaps, skincare, and facial care made by hand from high quality natural vegetable oils, essential oils, and natural colors.