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.
For the complete line-up of vendors, non-profit partners, and music, 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 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.
2021 art and craft vendors:
Bill Kassel Fine Art -- gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings
James Grimsley -- pottery
Meredith Grimsley -- fabric bags and purses
Beadweaver's -- jewelry
Larry Ney II Studio -- oil paintings
Deb and Dave Stabley -- mixed media and ceramics
Laughing Fox Studio -- eclectic mixed media
Rock Reborn -- guitar-string jewelry
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 -- "It Could Be Verse" hands-on poetry
The Exchange's Art Cart -- all-ages fun
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership -- regional information
Bloomsburg Public Library -- hands-on fun
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
Rosey's Bark Boutique -- handmade pet accessories
Sew Crafty & Co. -- fabric
Grace Gallery -- colored pencil and acrylic
Marianart -- mixed media
Isa Kollgaard Artwork -- mixed media and ceramics
Robin Vergari Art -- watercolor, acrylic, prints
Born Too Late Tie-Dyes -- clothing and accessories
Renee Coutlee Photography -- prints
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
Shpoppy Shawn's Shmoked Cheese -- smoked cheese
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
Katie Gardner Wanner Photography -- nature photography
Garman's Woodworks -- scroll-saw-cut items
Katy Miller -- handmade bags
The Muddy Kiwi -- pottery
LZG Beaded Designs -- beaded jewelry and suncatchers
Gail Vick Calligraphy -- mixed media
Premier Studios -- photography
Steve Martz -- paintings, drawing, prints, and t-shirts
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware -- high-fire functional stoneware
Glen Klein -- digital art
2021 food vendors:
Cosmic Kettle Corn