With the good health of the people in our community as by far the most important factor, The Exchange, Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. (DBI), and the Town of Bloomsburg have decided that ArtFest should not take place in 2020.

The boards of the two non-profits and Town Council agree that the COVID-19 pandemic makes an event of ArtFest's size unwise, even outdoors.  In addition, making ArtFest a success would mean trying to draw enough attendees that it would bump up against if not exceed the number, 250, that the Governor of Pennsylvania has determined as the limit on gatherings.

ArtFest would have taken place on Saturday, August 22nd, 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, five food vendors, and live music by local performers all day.  We now look forward to the 2021 event, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 21st.

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 venues 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.

2019 art and craft vendors:

Bill Kassel Fine Art -- gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings

Kathy Loftus Jewelry Designs

Plane and Simple Woodworks and Stitches in Bloom

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

Renee Coutlee Photography

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:

Mike's Food Truck

Real Taste Food Truck

Dubelicious

Heier's Northeastern Eatin'

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.

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