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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.

  • 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.

October 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.
P-dock Clay Crew clay Team of four artists with 100% handmade art
     
Cassidy Young drawing/painting/photography Fine art prints, framed originals, and postcards of watercolor and ink sketches
Culper Art drawing/painting/photography Abstract portraits and landscapes made with oil on canvas
     
Lynne Mikolon fiber arts Handwoven rugs using scrap and industry leftover materials
Harvest Goose fiber arts Items hand printed with hand-carved blocks and ink
Country Loom fiber arts Hand-woven rugs/placemats made from recycled materials 
Comfort & Joy fiber arts Hand knitting with traditional techniques and all natural fiber material
Refab fiber arts Pillows and bags of all sorts made from recycled, repurposed materials
2DyeCru fiber arts Artyarns handspun by us. We also blend our own fibers and colors of fleece to create one-of-a-kind hanks of yarn.
SandBar Quilts fiber arts Quilts in various sizes
The Crocheting Mom fiber arts Crocheted items made with various yarns
Bear Hands Fiber Arts fiber arts Hand-knitted or hand-crocheted items for home, for baby, or for you
     
Inspired Fine Art Jewelry jewelry Fine silver, jeweler’s grade copper, brass and vitreous enamels combined in a fusion of design and contrast
Angela Caldwell Jewelry jewelry Unique and wearable jewelry for modern women
Nellie Bly by Design jewelry Inspired by my Celtic ancestry, I create single and double spiral jewelry clasps and links. 
la plume jewelry Natural feathers from food birds arranged and individually glued on leather 
AnotherPlaceDesign jewelry Celebrating forgotten treasures of years past.
Jonathan Barnitt jewelry I design and make one-off pieces of sterling silver jewelry
Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry Pendants made from many different types of stone
     
From Tree to Table metalwork/woodwork Wooden bowls for everyday use, handcrafted from local Indiana hardwoods.
Surcle Wood metalwork/woodwork Hand-made wooden lighting and bowls
Grampa's Cedar Works metalwork/woodwork Functional art in the form of tables, benches, mirrors, and picture frames
Press Puzzles metalwork/woodwork Bloomington-themed handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles
David Rueter metalwork/woodwork Functional art in the form of tables, benches, mirrors and picture frames.
The Wickery metalwork/woodwork Artwork using electricity to create branch-like patterns on wood
John's Wood Works metalwork/woodwork Hand-carved cottonwood bark decorative items
     
Sue Westhues natural materials Unique, functional, and decorative items made from gourds
     
Threads of Life surface decoration Recycled fabrics glued to foam taxidermy forms make critters come to life.
     
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 oils
Grey Harp Candles personal care Hand-poured soy wax candles and melts from 100% all-natural soy wax