the Bloomington Playwrights Project presents


Join us for the 36th Annual Arts Fair on the Square!

June 18, 2016 | 10 AM - 5 PM




110 amazing artists!
A wide variety of art including painting, wood, photography, metal, jewelry, and more!
Interactive Art Center
FREE Parking
Performances throughout the day at the Entertainment Tree!


Artist applications have now closed for the 36th Annual Arts Fair on the Square. THANK YOU to all of the amazing artists who applied! The jury is now in session. Stay tuned - artists will be announced by the end of April!

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Our tradition of bringing you the very best continues as we kick-off another amazing fair with the Bloomington Community Band at 10 AM. Check back mid-spring for our official line-up of incredible local artists!

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Do you want to have fun, meet great people, and support local art at the same time?! Arts Fair on the Square needs you! Flexible hours for a variety of positions available. Contact us today to see how you can get involved.

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About Arts Fair



A Bloomington tradition, the Bloomington Playwrights Project's Arts Fair on the Square celebrates 36 years of bringing visual artists and craftspeople together with the local and regional community. This juried art show features over 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 over thirty-five 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 an Interactive Art Center, a Children’s Art Center, and entertainment from local artists including dancers and musicians throughout the day. Arts Fair on the draws thousands of visitors to downtown Bloomington to experience the finest the visual arts has to offer while sharing the Hoosier hospitality that makes Arts Fair on the Square a favorite among artists and art patrons alike.



About the BPP



The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 36 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but also absolutely vital to the future of our art form.