ArtFest

This year, Bloomsburg’s annual ArtFest has a new producing organization, the Exchange. Dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, the Exchange (then the Moose Exchange) used to host the wintertime ArtWalk-In; as Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., reorients its priorities around a strategic plan for Main Street, the Exchange has stepped in to make ArtFest an even more successful event.

The ninth annual ArtFest will take place on Saturday, the 6th of August, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its traditional location on Center Street between Main and Thirds Streets; with good attendance in all prior years, we look forward to a repeat showing this summer.

As always, ArtFest will showcase regional artists’ original work on this one day, accompanied by live music and activities for the whole family. A summertime art party, ArtFest draws families from well beyond Bloomsburg, and both art and food vendors have done well here year after year.

THANKS TO THE COLUMBIA-MONTOUR VISITORS BUREAU AND DOWNTOWN BLOOMSBURG, INC., FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIP OF THE EVENT. 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.

Thanks too to WHLM Newsradio, 930 and 1280 Am and 94.7, 104.3, and 105.5 FM, the radio sponsor of 2016′s ArtFest.

Stick around after the event,
have supper downtown,
and enjoy music by
Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants
at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s
Alvina Krause Theatre,
adjacent to ArtFest
on Center Street,
brought to you by the Exchange’s
Destination Blues Music Festival!

This Year’s ArtFest Vendors:

Klein Artworks
Cotton Bender Designs
Kathy Loftus Jewelry Designs
LightSinger Images
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Gail Vick Barnhardt
Robert Brown Photography/Premier Studios
Christine Pocono
LZG Beaded Designs
Sue’s Salves
Lindie Lloyd
Mandala Jewelry
Sassy Glass
Mock Pie Studio
Joan Gallup Grimord
Peter Grimord
earth and wears
Gail Fox Fine Art and Jewelry
Cheryl ‘B’ Good Glassworks
Jewelry by Kathleen
Gillawatts LLC
Beth Moser Designs
Larry Ney II Art
Von Bruton Printshop
Wire People Here
Juliet’s Balcony
Barb Johnson Artist
Michelle Yost Photography
Rock Reborn
Hidden Pond Studios
The Exchange’s Art Cart

CALL FOR VENDORS:

Each artist pays an $80 booth fee for a 10×10 space. (Two artists, each juried in, may share a single booth for $100.) Food vendors pay $100. The fee covers the cost of ads in local and regional print and radio outlets, and the printing of posters and flyers. We also encourage vendors to promote the event themselves, using a postcard mailing and/or social media.

If you would like to show and sell at ArtFest, please e-mail 3-5 jpeg images of your work (each no larger than 1 MB at 72 dpi, no larger than 1920 pixels on the longer side, with the artist’s last name as part of each file name; food vendors do not need to provide images but may for our promotional purposes) to Exchange@ExchangeArts.org and mail a signed copy of the application to 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815, no later than Friday, June 3rd, 2016. After receiving an acceptance notification from ArtFest via e-mail or phone (no later than Friday, June 17th, 2016), participating artists MUST submit the booth fee by Friday, July 8, 2016. We will accept no late fees and will reassign any unpaid space(s).

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT FORMS HERE:

APPLICATION
Call for entries
Letter to vendors

Please get in touch with Oren B. Helbok at Exchange@ExchangeArts.org or 570-317-2596 if you have any questions about ArtFest.

Looking forward to seeing you in Bloomsburg in August!