ARTfest

Bloomsburg 2019 ArtFest street scene customers

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.

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Bloomsburg 2018 ArtFest Art Cart participant
Bloomsburg ArtFest CCDP non-profit booth

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.

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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.

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Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. founded ArtFest and provides ongoing support.

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau provides promotional supprt.

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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

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ArtFest, Bloomsburg, fountain, by Jimmy May
 

2022 food vendors (more to come):

Dubelicious Grille -- Bloomsburg's best

Real Taste 570 -- Mexican street food

ArtFest, Bloomsburg, food truck line
ArtFest, Bloomsburg, Kerry Kenny

2022 music schedule:

Raven Creek, bluegrass, 10 a.m. and noon

Kat Holdren, 11 a.m.

Kerry Kenny Band, 1 and 3 p.m.

Molly's Boys Jug Band, 2 and 4 p.m.

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