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Page last updated on January 11, 2022 at 10:54 am

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Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, 812.349.3725 or

City Parks Department Accepting Applications for Vendor Spaces at 2022 Summer Art Fairs

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to apply to participate in the 2022 A Fair of the Arts art and fine craft fairs.

Click here for the online artist application for the 2022 A Fair of the Arts.

A Fair of the Arts is held the second Saturdays of the summer season, May through October, downtown next to Bloomington’s City Hall at 401 N. Morton St. in conjunction with the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market. A Fair of the Arts will also be held the second Tuesday of each month, June through September, at Switchyard Park in conjunction with the weekly Tuesday Market.

Artists may apply to display and sell their original artwork at either or both the Saturday and Tuesday A Fair of the Arts events by submitting an application online. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 25 to receive full consideration. There is a non-refundable $15 jury fee per application. Cost for selected artists to participate in A Fair of the Arts is $55 per Fair; commissions are not collected on sales.

Criteria for selecting artists for A Fair of the Arts include style of work (divided into 10 categories: clay, drawing/painting/photography, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork/woodwork, natural materials, recycled arts, surface decoration, and personal care); quality of work, price of work, and variety of artists.

All work for sale at A Fair of the Arts must be original and made by the applicant. In addition, work must be safe, have a decent life expectancy, and exhibit quality of craftsmanship. Participating artists are selected by a jury of Parks and Recreation staff and artists.

For more information about A Fair of the Arts, or to request an application, click here to visit the A Fair of the Arts website at or call Crystal Ritter at 812-349-3725.