2021 Fair Cancelled

Thank you for your patience as we attempted to navigate COVID-19 regulations and guidelines in an effort to bring you the quality fair that you know and love this summer. Considering the many factors, most importantly, providing you with the best possible fair experience, we made the very difficult decision to cancel the 41st Annual Arts Fair on the Square. Simply put, we are unwilling to move forward if we cannot be confident that we will put on a successful fair that not only brings amazing art and artists to our community but also brings patrons to our artists. We recognize the stress involved with this and the many other continuing disruptions to all of our lives, fears and uncertainties surrounding the future, and challenges of making and sharing art in the ongoing state of emergency across the globe. We look forward to spending this time and our resources towards developing the best Arts Fair on the Square yet coming June 2022. Please stay tuned and join us when we can safely be together again!

A Bloomington tradition, the Bloomington Playwrights Project's Arts Fair on the Square celebrates 41 official years of bringing visual artists and craftspeople together with the local and regional community. This juried art show features 100 regional and national artists and craftspeople on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse. The mission of Arts Fair on the Square is to showcase fine art and craft of the highest quality, connect artists with the art-buying community, and promote commitment to the arts through a variety of interactive arts experiences. For 41 years, Arts Fair on the Square has been one of the premier annual events in Bloomington, Indiana, earning appreciation from artists from all over the country and patrons from all over Indiana and beyond for its commitment to quality. In addition to featuring a wide variety of amazing artists, Arts Fair on the Square also includes two interactive art centers, community organization spaces, and entertainment from local artists including musicians and dancers throughout the day. Arts Fair on the Square draws thousands of visitors to downtown Bloomington to experience the finest visual arts has to offer.

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