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A Fair of the Arts takes place on the second Saturdays of the summer season, May through October at Fernandez Plaza in front of City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. in Bloomington.

Shop for hand made art and fine crafts! Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of art and fine crafts by local and regional artists.

  • May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • June 8 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • July 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Aug. 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sept. 14 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Youth Day at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fernandez Plaza in front of City Hall
$13/stand  •  Reserve a youth stand space by 5/31. 

Young farmers, artists, growers and entrepreneurs ages 6-17 yrs. get their own 9' x 6' booth space during this special day for youth at the Market. Youth keep all their profits as they experience a day of running their own stands. The Market will host other youth-oriented activities and youth-led entertainment on this day too!

For more information about performing or reserving a youth vendor stand to sell fruits, vegetables, or baked goods, contact Clarence Boone at 812-349-3738.

For more information about a youth artist stand, contact Crystal Ritter at 812-349-3725.


Call to Artists

Local and regional artists are invited to apply to display, demonstrate and sell their art on the brick plaza at A Fair of the Arts, held in conjunction with the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market. There is a non-refundable $20 annual application fee in addition to a $60 booth fee per Fair.  Artists are selected through a competitive jury process and acceptance is not guaranteed.

For more information about A Fair of the Arts, or to request a paper application, contact Crystal Ritter at 812-349-3962 or

Featured Artists at A Fair of the Arts, Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Artist/Studio Category Description
Arden Art Studio clay Mugs and dinnerware handmade in Bloomington
Mindy Weddle clay Functional and decorative porcelain pottery for the home and garden
Roundhouse Photography drawing/painting/photography Almost all of my prints are black and white.
Sadly Harmless Illustration drawing/painting/photography

I'm fascinated with the world of wild animals.


Blue Aster Studio drawing/painting/photography Nature-inspired artwork and gifts.
Ayala Illustration drawing/painting/photography Discover the imaginative world of automatism art
Mark Riggins drawing/painting/photography Original pen and ink drawings of structures and scenes from the Bloomington area and southern Indiana.
Rich Pours Acrylic Art drawing/painting/photography Acrylic pour abstract paintings at reasonable prices.
Soul Dirt Stitchery fiber arts A one-woman modern embroidery movement.
Mercurial Designs fiber arts Handmade and one-of-a-kind creations inspired by nature.
Cozy Naeber fiber arts Cute and cozy crochet plushies
Patch Loves Spot fiber arts Affordable, quality-crafted and thoughtfully designed textile goods.
Bonnie Martin fiber arts Handmade rope baskets of various sizes and shapes.
Refab fiber arts

One of a kind pillows that reflect your passion.

Fireside Creations fiber arts Handcrafted creations that you can share and wear, crocheted with care.
Carnelian's Workshop glass An emerging stained-glass artist inspired by nature's beauty.
Elizabeth Garland glass Handmade stained and fused glass art.
jenniferburtjewelrydesigns jewelry Necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Hand formed PMC kiln fired fine silver.
High Vibe Jewelry jewelry Handmade crystal jewelry that radiates good vibrations!
Mother of Clay jewelry Affordable, lightweight polymer clay jewelry slow-made in Bloomington for every occasion.
Froggy Print Designs jewelry Pretty, and occasionally useful objects.
Art is My Purpose jewelry I love to dress you up and/or complete your outfit.
Foxglove Art Studio jewelry Fun, modern, eclectic polymer clay earrings.
Going in Style metalwork/woodwork Hand made wood coffins with style.
Spruce Knot Lab metalwork/woodwork Fine furniture and experimental woodworking
David Reuter metalwork/woodwork All reclaimed organic wood, and all hand crafted by myself.
Twisted Creeks metalwork/woodwork Unique, handmade metal crafts.
Press (jigsaw) Puzzles metalwork/woodwork A variety of scroll saw cut wood puzzles.
Moon Bear Goods and Sundries natural materials Handmade leather goods and accessories.
FloMugzRugz natural materials Hand-crafted artisan rugs for home decor
Sue Westhues natural materials Unique, functional gourd art
Sublime Design surface decoration One of a kind designs inspired by colors and nature.
Eventena surface decoration Hand-poured soy candles and wax melts.
Simpli LLC personal care Diverse and premium lines of all-natural candles and wax melts
Soyme Gifts personal care Locally made soy candles and melts.
Panthera Candleworks recycled arts Sustainable candles made with bamboo and eco-friendly materials.
Nana's Treasures recycled arts Unique products from recycled & re-purposed items.
Sublime Design surface decoration Artwork inspired by nature and landscapes.