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City of Bloomington, Indiana

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.

  • September 9
  • October 14

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.

Information for Vendors

Artists must set up by 7:30 a.m. and may not tear down until 1 p.m.

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017 A Fair of the Arts season. To add your contact information to the list for the 2018 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.

    Cost for selected artists to participate is $55 per Saturday. Commissions are not collected on sales.

    September A Fair of the Arts Vendors

    Artist/Studio Category Description
    Sarah Mitchell clay Functional hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics
         
    Sleepy Cat Studio drawing/painting/photography semi-impressionistic landscapes with acrylic paints on small gallery wrap canvases
    Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography Limited edition cards and prints from my original pen and ink sketches.
    Photo Folk drawing/painting/photography Digital files edited to look more painterly and then applied to canvas for display
         
    badkneesTs fiber arts Original designs screen printed onto the softest shirts.
    The Humble Bee fiber arts Fiber-based artwork, including dreamcatchers, banners, inspirational flags, dolls and works on canvas
    Patch Loves Spot fiber arts collection of both modern, high quality fabrics and vintage and found upcycled materials
    Jean Haley Dye & Design fiber arts Contemporary rug hooking using traditional rug hooking techniques.
    Haylie's Handmade fiber arts All of the materials I make are created by me.
    Refab fiber arts Hand crocheted items, including dolls, blankets, hats and other functional products.
    The Whimsical Rose fiber arts I take old T-shirts and upholstery sample fabrics and make them into custom, hand embroidered pillows, bike bags, children's dress-up capes and more.
         
    Tweetle Beetle Glass glass functional whimsical blown glass
         
    Inspired jewelry Fine silver or jeweler's grade copper made into originally designed pieces of art jewelry
    With a Grain of Salt jewelry I take antique keys and turn them into jewelry pendants.
    Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry pendants made from many different types of stone
    CharmHouse jewelry Lori McDonald breaths new life into forgotten vintage elements.
    Fiorellino Designs jewelry I bring together beads in a variety of materials and wire to come up with vintage-inspired eclectic designs.
    Arturo Rodriguez jewelry Confection of OOAK jewelry and wearable pieces of art.
         
    John Housefield metalwork/woodwork Hand-carved and hand-turned bottle stops, hand-turned pens, hand-carved cottonwood bark wall decor
    Scrap Cycle metalwork/woodwork Wooden home decor and furniture using reclaimed wood or scrap wood
    Kimery's Creations metalwork/woodwork I create pens and other smaller items by turning them on a lathe.
    From Tree to Table metalwork/woodwork Bowls made from local Indiana hardwood.
    Press Puzzles metalwork/woodwork I craft wooden jigsaw puzzles using a scroll saw.
    Scroungy Bird Houses metalwork/woodwork Making bird houses out of scrounged wood from various finds, scrapped wood & some metal.
         
    2DyeCru natural materials One-of-a-kind handspun woolen yarn, to natural hand-dyed luxury fibers
    HypertufaWufa natural materials I create macramé plant hangers out of jute cording which I dye various colors.
    Sue Westhues natural materials  Items created by combining gourds with other media.
         
    Redivivus recycled arts Organic and contemporary designed jewelry and wearable accessories.
         
    Threads of Life surface decoration Small woodland animals, both real and folklore alike.
         
    Teehaus Bath & Body personal care Soaps and skincare products infused with locally produced honey, milk, and botanicals.
    Earth & Wind Creations personal care Handcrafted, vegetable based, all-natural soap.