We look forward to seeing you at the 15th ArtFest on Saturday, the 19th of August, 2023.
The fifteenth ArtFest will take place on Saturday, August 19th, 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.
We will have the full line-up of vendors, non-profit partners, and music later in the year.
If you would like to exhibit at this year's event, 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 2022, at least 3000 people attended.
2021 promotional video
Downtown Bloomsburg has plenty of parking; you need to feed the meters 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.
2022 art and craft vendors:
Bill Kassel Fine Art -- gouache, acrylic, and oil paintings
James Grimsley -- pottery
Born Too Late Tie-Dyes -- clothing and accessories
Creative Clay Works -- mixed media and ceramics
Marianart -- mixed media
Isa Kollgaard Artwork -- mixed media and ceramics
Beadweaver's -- hancrafted jewelry
Confectionary Imaging -- alcohol-infused cupcakes
Windy Hill Woodturning -- hand-turned wood items
Fly Me Home -- handmade and upcycled accessories and decor
Lisa's Gone Shopping -- Furoshiki fabric carryall 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
Birds of Hope -- fundraiser for all ArtFest non-profit participants
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership -- regional information
Bloomsburg Public Library -- hands-on fun
The Women's Center -- information and activity
Action Together -- voter registration
Laurabee Studios -- recycled metal jewelry
TLQ Pottery -- ceramics and sculpture
Picture the Market -- mixed-media 2D wall art
Designs by Billie Jean -- handmade jewelry
Our Sustainable Family -- fiber and visual art
DODO Art -- paintings
Sew Crafty & Co. -- everything sewn
Bad Kitty Knits -- fiber accessories
Inspired Designs by Liz -- leather, metal, and bead jewelry
Apple Creek Alpacas -- alpaca yarn and fiber
Robin Vergari Art -- watercolor, acrylic, prints
The Essential Apothecary -- bath/bodyaromatherapy
West Wind Jewelry -- gemstone and dried-flower jewelry
Cheryl Bower Glassworks -- one-of-a-kind glass
Nottingham Bonsai -- bonsai
McCracken Arts -- paintings and drawings
Juliet's Balcony -- fiber art and mixed media
Mockpie Studio -- fiber art
Gail Fox Fine Art -- paintings, and jewelry
Mandala Jewelry -- button bracelets
Garman's Woodworks -- scroll-saw-cut items
Happybeadz -- jewelry
Katy the Bag Lady -- handmade bags
LZG Beaded Designs -- beaded jewelry and suncatchers
Premier Studios -- photography
Steve Martz -- paintings, drawing, prints, and stickers
English Hill Books & Art -- children's books and framed artwork
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware -- high-fire functional stoneware
Glen Klein -- digital art
To download this sheet as a pdf, click here.
2022 food vendors:
Dubelicious Grille -- Bloomsburg's best
Real Taste 570 -- Mexican street food
Project Pizza Company -- mobile pizza
Dida's Incredible Edibles -- ice cream
2022 music schedule:
Dan Hess, 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.