ArtFest returns to its excellent location, on Bloomsburg's Square!

For a pdf of the 2019 show layout and all of the exhibitors, click 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

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.

ArtFest Bloomsburg 2019so layout booth spaces

24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg PA  17815       570-317-2596       Exchange@ExchangeArts.org

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