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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.

  • September 8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 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.

September 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.
Heather Haddad clay Functional, wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery.
Bloodroot Pottery clay Thrown and handbuilt pottery.
     
Cassidy Young drawing/painting/photography Fine art prints, framed originals, and postcards of watercolor and ink sketches
Jonathan Cook drawing/painting/photography Landscapes, local urban settings, and still life
KFMeltings drawing/painting/photography Painter and comic book artist
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography Greeting cards and limited edition prints made from my original pen and ink sketches.
     
badkneesTs fiber arts Screenprint original designs on Ts, totes, caps, and paper
Sleepy Cat Studio fiber arts Whimsical characters
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts Quilts, table runners, throw pillows, baby bonnets, toddler dresses, mobiles and reusable party decor 
Comfort & Joy fiber arts Hand knitting with traditional techniques and all natural fiber material
by oot fiber arts Hand woven tea towels, basket liners, wristlets (small purses) and book marks
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.
Haylie's Handmade fiber arts Handmade crocheted items
Patty Cole fiber arts Colorful aprons and matching pot holders
Afterwit Press fiber arts Hand-letterpressed stationery, cards, and other fine paper goods.
     
Tweetle Beetle Glass glass Colorful, whimsical, functional art made from blown glass
     
Rubia Nicole jewelry Hand-crafted earrings from half-dome copper discs
With a Grain of Salt jewelry I take old keys and wire wrap them with gems, beads, and charms.
Nellie Bly by Design jewelry Single and double spiral jewelry clasps and links
Arturo Rodriguez jewelry One of a kind jewelry, wearable art, and ornaments.
AnotherPlaceDesign jewelry Celebrating forgotten treasures of years past.
     
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
Dave Cole metalwork/woodwork Hand-carved wooden characters and animals.
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.
Kimery's Creations metalwork/woodwork Custom pens
Woods metalwork/woodwork Various species of wood, precious stones, and metal.
     
Sue Westhues natural materials Unique, functional, and decorative items made from gourds
     
Sublime Design, Inc. surface decoration Paper glued to a surface to create one-of-a-kind designs.
Lou's Hues surface decoration Home decor in a gypsy bohemian style
     
Soapy Soap Company personal care Handmade bar soaps, lip balms, body balms, bath soaks, and candles
Inali Henna personal care All-natural, homemade, organic henna and jagua art
     
Redivivus recycled arts Jewelry, wearable art, and home accessories