ArtFest returns to its excellent location, on Bloomsburg's Square!
EXHIBITORS: Download the 2020 application and other information here.
The thirteenth annual ArtFest will take place on Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its wonderful location on the Town Square, from the fountain up Market Street to Ridge Avenue and continuing up towards First Street. We will have more than 50 artists exhibiting and non-profit organizations taking part, along with regional musical acts and food trucks. The new location got rave reviews its first three years, and we look forward to the show there again in 2020!
New for 2020: music after ArtFest, at 7 p.m., with Tas Cru and Gabe Stillman at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 Market Street, right next to ArtFest; more details, including about tickets, yet to come.
Dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange again presents Columbia County’s biggest one-day outdoor art event of the year.
A summertime art party, ArtFest draws attendees from throughout our region, and it draws artists from near and far as well. Exhibitors include painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, fabric artists, woodworkers, a bonsai grower, and more.
For the complete listing of 2019 exhibitors, food vendors, and music, with links for more information about them, please scroll down.
Activities for families at the event include The Exchange's Art Cart, using simple materials – many of them recycled – to help bring out the beauty inside every person; the Fishing Creek Watershed Association will also have a Container Garden contest.
The Exchange thanks the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., for their sponsorship of ArtFest; the event also receives support from 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.
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.