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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 Art Fair Vendor Spaces

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to apply to participate in the 2018 A Fair of the Arts, an art and fine craft fair held the second Saturdays of the summer season, May through October.

A Fair of the Arts is held at Showers Plaza adjacent to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13.

Artists may apply to display and sell their original artwork at A Fair of the Arts by submitting an application either online or by mail. Applications are available beginning Jan. 8, and must be submitted by Feb. 16 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.

Submit an online application to participate in A Fair of the Arts.

Download and fill out an artist application to mail to the Parks and Recreation Department.

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.

For more information about A Fair of the Arts, or to receive an application in the mail, visit the A Fair of the Arts website or call Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725.