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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.

  • October 14, 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.

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.

    October A Fair of the Arts Vendors

    Artist/Studio Category Description
    Sarah Mitchell clay I hand make every piece by throwing cone 6 clay on an electric wheel.
    CMT Pottery clay Functional hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics
         
    Lou's Hues drawing/painting/photography Oil paintings on canvas
    Photo Folk drawing/painting/photography Digital files edited to look more painterly and then applied to canvas for display
         
    Jean Haley Dye & Design fiber arts Contemporary rug hooking using traditional rug hooking techniques.
    My 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.
    The Humble Bee fiber arts I create artwork that is primarily fiber based, including dreamcatchers, banners, and inspirational flags.
    The Crocheting Mom fiber arts I am a crocheter who creates a variety of items out of yarn.
    Land Goods LLC fiber arts All of my products are designed and created by me. They are sewn using cotton fabric, or re-purposed feed bags, or hand made with alpaca fleece.
    Lynne Mikolon fiber arts Handwoven rugs using scrap and industry leftover materials
    Country Loom fiber arts Woven rugs, runners and placemats, dish towels, knitted socks, monkeys and many other animals.
    SAndBar Quilts fiber arts Our quilts are unique and are made with 100% high quality cotton.
         
    Gray Stone Jewelry jewelry pendants made from many different types of stone
    CharmHouse jewelry Lori McDonald breaths new life into forgotten vintage elements.
    Angela Caldwell Jewelry jewelry A one-woman studio creating unique and wearable jewelry.
    The Gem Garage jewelry I design and build men's gemstone jewelry - bracelets and neckwear - though the pieces are of course wearable by all genders.
    NellieBlybyDesign jewelry I create my designs using simple hand tools and techniques.
    Lasagna Madonna jewelry I design and create necklaces, hair/hat clips, and shoe clips out of rolled fabric flowers.
         
    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
    Karen Cherrington natural materials Natural feathers from food birds arranged on leather in my own one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.
    Sue Westhues natural materials  Items created by combining gourds with other media.
         
    Redivivus recycled arts Organic and contemporary designed jewelry and wearable accessories.
    That's Sew Martha recycled arts Clothing for children made from recycled garments and linens.
         
    Threads of Life surface decoration Small woodland animals, both real and folklore alike.
    Rubia Hagans surface decoration Each flower is carefully crafted through deliberate pairing of a dried lotus pod to its matching mate, the gourd.
         
    Earth & Wind Creations personal care Handcrafted, vegetable based, all-natural soap.
    Soapy Soap Company personal care We make all natural handcrafted bar soaps and lip balms locally in Bloomington, Ind.
    Grey Harp Candles personal care Hand-poured all-natural soy wax candles and melts.