ARTfest

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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.

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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.

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

 
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2021 music schedule:

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

The Mollywogs, 11 a.m.

Kerry Kenny, 1-3 p.m.

The Cadillac Cats, 3-5 p.m.

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