We look forward to seeing you at the 14th ArtFest on Saturday, the 20th of August, 2022.
The fourteenth ArtFest will take place on Saturday, August 20th, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. surrounding the fountain on the Square and up Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg, with more than fifty art and craft and fine food vendors and local non-profit partners, with live music by local performers all day and fun activities for people of all ages.
For the line-up of vendors, non-profit partners, and music, as of early June, click here.
If you would like to exhibit at next year's event, contact us.
The event provides a lively, comfortable atmosphere for the general public to see art, meet and talk with artists about their studio practices, and purchase fine artworks. Attendance has grown by 100% since the move to the Square in 2017; in 2021, approximately 3000 people attended.
2021 promotional video
Downtown Bloomsburg has plenty of parking; you need to feed the meters 10-5 on Saturday, and in addition to coins you can now also pay through the PANGO app; to sign up, go to mypango.com.
Downtown Blooomsburg, Inc. (DBI), the non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Bloomsburg's downtown commercial district, founded ArtFest in 2009; The Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, has produced the event since 2016; and the Town of Bloomsburg has provided the venue and support services each year. Both DBI and The Exchange look forward to other events -- both in-person and on-line -- that our fellow citizens can enjoy safely; for more information, please visit DowntownBloomsburg.org and elsewhere here at ExchangeArts.org. For more information about the Town, please visit BloomsburgPA.org.
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. founded ArtFest and provides ongoing support.
The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau provides promotional supprt.
ArtFest is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
2022 art and craft vendors:
Note: Booth assignments may change
Bill Kassel Fine Art -- gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings
James Grimsley -- pottery
Beadweaver's -- jewelry
Deb and Dave Stabley -- mixed media and ceramics
Windy Hill Woodturning -- hand-turned wood items
Confectionary Imaging -- alcohol-infused cupcakes
Fly Me Home -- handmade and upcycled decor
Lisa's Gone Shopping -- fabric carryall tote bags
Lightsinger Images -- photography
The Children's Museum -- kids' activities
Fishing Creek Watershed Association -- container garden contest
River Poets -- hands-on poetry
The Exchange's Art Cart -- all-ages fun
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership -- regional information
Bloomsburg Public Library -- hands-on fun
The Women's Center -- information and activity
Laurabee Studios -- recycled metal jewelry
TLQ Pottery -- ceramics and sculpture
Picture the Market -- mixed-media photography
Designs by Billie Jean -- handmade jewelry
McCracken Arts -- paintings and drawings
Apple Creek Alpacas -- alpaca yarn and fiber
Inspired Designs by Liz -- leather, metal, and bead jewelry
Our Sustainable Family -- fiber and visual art
Bad Kitty Knits -- Fiber accessories
DODO Art -- paintings
Sew Crafty & Co. -- fabric
Marianart -- mixed media
Isa Kollgaard Artwork -- mixed media and ceramics
Happybeadz -- Jewelry
Robin Vergari Art -- watercolor, acrylic, prints
Born Too Late Tie-Dyes -- clothing and accessories
The Essential Apothecary -- bath and body care
West Wind Jewelry -- gemstone and dried-flower jewelry
Cheryl Bower Glassworks -- one-of-a-kind glass
Nottingham Bonsai -- bonsai and carniverous plants
Juliet's Balcony -- fiber art and mixed media
Mockpie Studio -- fiber art
Gail Fox Fine Art -- paintings, jewelry, and cards
Mandala Jewelry -- made with antique and vintage buttons
Garman's Woodworks -- scroll-saw-cut items
Katy the Bag Lady -- handmade bags
LZG Beaded Designs -- beaded jewelry and suncatchers
Premier Studios -- photography
Steve Martz -- paintings, drawing, prints, and t-shirts
English Hill Books & Art -- children's books and framed artwork
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware -- high-fire functional stoneware
Glen Klein -- digital art
2022 food vendors (more to come):
Dubelicious Grille -- Bloomsburg's best
Real Taste 570 -- Mexican street food