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Bloomington Parks and Recreation invites local artists to apply to participate in the 2019 A Fair of the Arts, a juried arts and fine crafts fair. A Fair of the Arts is held at Showers Plaza, an outdoor festival site adjacent to City Hall at Eighth and Morton Streets in Bloomington.

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.

  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12

The priority deadline for the 2019 A Fair of the Arts Season has passed. Artists may apply to be placed on the waitlist for the 2019 season by emailing Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator at ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

September A Fair of the Arts Vendors

Artist/Studio Category Description
Bloodroot Pottery clay Eclectic functional work suitable for modern or traditional tastes
     
Mike Wehner Art drawing/painting/photography Work spanning multiple mediums and genres with a focus on realism and portraiture
Jonathan Cook drawing/painting/photography  
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography Pen and ink rendering of subjects in Bloomington and southern Indiana
Afterwit Press drawing/painting/photography Letterpressed stationery and cards decorated with many designs, custom work is also possible. We also feature coasters, bookmarks, and single cards.
cyoung.art drawing/painting/photography Original art, prints, and postcards of your favorite Bloomington locations sketched in beautiful detail using watercolor and ink
     
Sewn by Jenn fiber arts Handmade plush toys
Sleepy Cat Studio fiber arts Artwork inspired by rural surroundings and reflecting a sense of joy and appreciation of whimsy in the world around us
badkneesTs fiber arts Original and custom screenprinting using only eco-friendly, water-based inks
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts Fresh choices for hand made textiles both in the home and to wear
Bear Hands Fiber Arts fiber arts Unique, high-quality, colorful items for you, babies, kids, and home
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts A collection of adorable, unique, handmade items
Comfort and Joy fiber arts Wearable art knitted by hand using natural fiber and traditional techniques
     
Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry Hand-crafted stone and sterling silver jewelry
The Butterfly Road jewelry Nature inspired jewelry using real butterfly, moth, dragonfly and cicada wings
AnotherPlaceDesign jewelry Nature Inspired Wearable Art. Celebrating forgotten treasures of years past while incorporating modern miniature pieces of art in a wearable form.
With a Grain of Salt jewelry Wire wrapped key pendants
     
Bizzy Bee Woodworking metalwork/woodwork Fine handcrafted home products
Surcle metalwork/woodwork Surcle resources wood from old barns, old buildings, and fallen trees to create unique wooden home decor
The Wickery metalwork/woodwork One of a kind electrically burned wood pieces ranging from coasters, wall art, picture frames, headboards, custom orders and more.
Hammered by Hand metalwork/woodwork Functional, hand forged, iron work.
Press Puzzles metalwork/woodwork Indiana and beyond themed freehand cut wooden jigsaw and 3D puzzles
Scroungy Bird Houses metalwork/woodwork Items made from recycled wood that would have been burned or thrown into landfills
Grampa's Cedar Works LLC metalwork/woodwork Fine outdoor furniture and accessories in Adirondack and Garden styles
     
Sue Westhues natural materials Gourd art
Nord Woodworks natural materials Brooms, spoons and other things wood
     
Inali Henna personal care All-natural, organic henna and jagua art and henna glam and glitter designs by artists certified by the ICNHA
Granola Girl Skincare personal care Clean, green, girl-powered natural soaps and skincare. We offer plant-based skincare with minimal packaging for a whole body beauty routine that is easy on the planet (and the skin)!
Soapy Soap Company - The Mad Optimist personal care A full line of body care products that use only the highest-quality, meticulously researched plant-based ingredients.
Grey Harp Candles personal care Hand poured, small batch soy candles and melts crafted locally in Bloomington using only the finest of fragrance oils
     
Tanya Tegmeyer-Rodriguez recycled arts Organic and contemporary designed wearable art, jewelry, and accessories in leather, metal, and gemstones
Flicker Torches recycled arts Flicker torches, lighting your home or yard in style
     
Sublime Design surface decoration One of a kind designs with paper and other materials on tables, canvases, and light switch plates.
     
Gather youth Youth art from Bloomington kids in our Gather Kids mentorship program.