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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.

  • 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.

July A Fair of the Arts Vendors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Sarah Mitchell Ceramics clay Hand-built and thrown work made from white or brown, flecked stoneware.
Heather Haddad clay Functional, wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery.
Hickory Tree Studio clay Functional stoneware ceramics
Bloodroot Pottery clay Thrown and handbuilt pottery.
     
Craig Whitten Design Studio, LLC drawing/painting/photography Minimalist abstracted nature fused with an Asian inspired aesthetic
Sydney Evans drawing/painting/photography Larger-than-life coastal oil paintings
Kateybug Designs drawing/painting/photography Crayola markers mixed with water to make watercolor paintings on mixed media paper.
KFMeltings drawing/painting/photography Painter and comic book artist
Mike Wehner Art drawing/painting/photography Abstract landscape and portrait paintings
     
Country Loom fiber arts Hand-woven rugs made from recycled material
My Whimsical Rose fiber arts Unique and special crocheted pieces
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts Handmade crocheted items
Gramma's Hugs & Stitches fiber arts Unique, handmade girls dresses, rompers, skirts, pants and tops in a variety of styles and sizes
by oot fiber arts Hand woven tea towels, basket liners, wristlets (small purses) and book marks
Patty Cole fiber arts Colorful aprons and matching pot holders, cross body purses and small wristlet purses
     
Rubia Nicole jewelry Hand-crafted earrings from half-dome copper discs
Jonathan Barnitt jewelry One off pieces of sterling silver jewelry and limited runs of work
Nellie Bly by Design jewelry Single and double spiral jewelry clasps and links
Arturo Rodriguez jewelry One of a kind jewelry, wearable art, and ornaments.
     
Grampa's Cedar Works LLC metalwork/woodwork Fine Adirondack and garden style furniture made from western red cedar.
Surcle Wood metalwork/woodwork Hand-made wooden lighting and bowls
Dave Cole metalwork/woodwork Hand-carved wooden characters and animals.
Goods from the Woods metalwork/woodwork Various species of wood, precious stones, and metals
     
Sue Westhues natural materials Unique, functional, and decorative items made from gourds
     
Sublime Design, Inc. surface decoration Paper glued to a surface to create one-of-a-kind designs.
     
Soapy Soap Company personal care Handmade bar soaps, lip balms, body balms, bath soaks, and candles
Inali Henna personal care All-natural, homemade, organic henna and jagua art
Earth Drops personal care Superb quality, all natural handcrafted soaps
Grey Harp Candles personal care Hand-poured soy wax candles and melts
Earth and Wind Creations personal care Vegetable based, cold processed soap
     
That's Sew Martha recycled arts Clothing for children made from recycled garments and linens.
JuneBug's recycled arts I design, weld, fabricate and repurpose cast away objects
Redivivus recycled arts Jewelry, wearable art, and home accessories