We look forward to seeing you at the 13th ArtFest on Saturday, the 21st of August, 2021.
After a year off due to the COVID crisis, ArtFest will take place on Saturday, August 21st, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. surrounding the fountain on the Square and up Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg, with more than thirty art and craft vendors, fine food vendors, and live music by local performers all day.
ARTISTS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A BOOTH SPACE, CLICK HERE.
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 2019, approximately 3000 people attended.
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. ArtFest is also 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.
We will post information here about 2021 exhibitors
as we have their applications.
2019 art and craft vendors:
Bill Kassel Fine Art -- gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings
Larry Ney II Studio -- oil paintings
Deb and Dave Stabley -- cards and mugs
Beadweavers -- jewelry
Laughing Fox Studios -- eclectic mixed media
Hidden Pond Studios -- powder horns, plaques, etc.
Confectionery Imaging -- alcohol-infused cupcakes
Windy Hill Woodturning -- handmade wood items
Fly Me Home -- upcycled goods
Lisa's Gone Shopping -- fabric carryall tote bags
Lightsinger Images -- photography
Fishing Creek Watershed Association -- container garden contest
The Exchange's Art Cart -- art activities
Agora Cyber Charter School -- kids' activities
Bloomsburg Public Library -- kids activities
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership -- photography
Picture the Market -- mixed-media photography
Laurabee Studios -- metal and clay jewelry
L and B Donuts -- handmade
Creations by Becc -- art and photography
Apple Creek Alpacas -- yarn and fiber items
Susan Rhine Repurposing -- benches to beds
The Essential Apothecary -- bath and body care
Gail Fox Fine Art and Jewelry -- paintings and sterling silver
Christine Pocono -- porcelain clay
Louy Designs -- metal and electricity
West Wind Jewelry -- gemstone jewelry
PV Studios -- photography and wood-burning
Cheryl 'B' Good Glassworks
Nottingham Bonsai -- bonsai and carniverous plants
Mockpie Studio -- fiber art and quilt
Jackie Dee's Pottery
Gail Vick Barnhardt: Artist -- mixed media
Premier Studios -- photography
Claire’s Creative Clay -- charms
Mandala Jewelry -- made with antique and vintage buttons
Steve Martz Arts -- paintings, drawing, and prints
LZG Beaded Designs -- beaded jewelry and suncatchers
Sue's Salves -- herbal skincare and aromatherapy
Drawings by Peter Grimord -- drawings and prints
Drawings & hildren's Books by Joan Grimord
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware -- functional clay
Glen Klein -- photo images on stretched canvas
2019 food vendors:
2019 music schedule:
Raven Creek, bluegrass, 10 a.m. and noon
Nick McGaw, 11 a.m.
Stacia Abernatha and Sean Farley, 1 and 3 p.m.
Kerry Kenny, 2 and 4 p.m.