Arts Fair on the Square brings in artsits from all over the country offering a wide variety of art types and styles for everyone!
Music and Dance performances throughout the day! Past performances include concert band, song, dance, hooping, and more.
Bring out your inner artist at one or both of our Interactive Art Centers! We provide art supplies and fun so you can enjoy creating art of your own!
Please check back soon for the 2018 Event Schedule.
2017 Event Schedule
|When||What or Who||Where|
|10:00 a.m.||Event kick-off with the Bloomington Community Band!||Courthouse Square & Entertainment Area|
|10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Bloomington Community Band||Entertainment Area|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Windfall Dancers||Entertainment Area|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Dark Side Tribal Belly Dancers||Entertainment Area|
|1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Jordan River Crossing Babershop Quartet||Entertainment Area|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.||Taste of Bloomington||Showers Commons at 7th & Morton|
|3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Cookies and Canvas Painting Workshop||Art Center North|
|All Day||Ivy Tech & BPP Kids FREE Interactive Art Activity||Art Center North|
|All Day||Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Art Activity||Art Center South|
|All Day||BPP's FREE Selfie Photobooth||Art Center South|
|5:00 p.m.||Event End||Courthouse Square|
About our 2017 Entertainment
Please thank our 2017 performers and activity sponsors for their participation!
The Bloomington Community Band
The Bloomington Community Band will kick-off the day's events at 10 am with a performance featuring their director, Ryan Yahl! The Bloomington Community Band is a volunteer concert band comprised of 50 to 60 musicians at any one time with ages ranging from 18 to 85. The band presents 15 to 20 concerts per year in and around Monroe County at civic events, public gatherings, retirement homes and state parks. In recent years, the BCB has also participated in community band festivals in Terre Haute and Greenwood. Since the BCB’s 1978 revival, hundreds of musicians have participated in the band’s weekly rehearsals and concert programs. In 2010 the BCB received two major service awards in recognition of its contributions to the community, and in 2012 it was proclaimed the Official Community Concert Band of Bloomington. The band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands.
The BCB would like to welcome you to all of their summer concerts! View their concert schedule at www.bloomingtoncommunityband.org/events/.
Windfall Dancers is Bloomington's oldest community modern dance collective. Windfall is comprised of a community of people who love to dance and are always working to make sure that Bloomington has a space where the community can come together to create, learn, and enjoy dance!
Jordan River Crossing
Jordan River Crossing is a barbershop quartet based in Bloomington, IN where are all four members are also active in the Sounds of Indiana Barbershop Chorus. The current members of the quartet have been performing since last summer and are thrilled to be a part of Arts Fair on the Square. This past spring, the group competed in the Cardinal District Quartet Competition and was named the 2014 Cardinal District Novice Quartet Champion. Thomas TIggleman (Tenor), an audivisual professional, Stephen Chambers (Lead), a medical professional, Joe Grimme (Baritone), a Music Educator, and Daniel Lentz (Bass), a PHD Opera student, make up the group. Singing everything from barbershop and gospel to doo-wop, the group also has two active arrangers who challenge the group with new sounds. JRC hopes we can bring you some music that you will remember and be singing to yourself on the way home.
Dark Side Tribal
Dark Side Tribal is an American Tribal Style® belly dance troupe and FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio based in Bloomington, IN. We formed in early 2006 with the goal of exploring and promoting the strength, power, and grace of tribal style bellydance, as well as celebrating the community-building aspects of improvisational group dance. In addition to teaching regular ATS® classes and performing locally in Bloomington, Dark Side Tribal is teaches workshops and performs throughout the Midwest. Dark Side Tribal is known for the joyfulness, musicality, expressivity, and beauty we bring to our performances. Let us liven up your next party, celebration, festival, or other event!
Cookies and Canvas
As the sponsor of this year’s Art Center North for the fourth year, the organization Wine and Canvas will be featuring Cookies and Canvas painting workshops throughout the day. Workshops with an experienced artist will be held every hour. Stop by the Art Center East to bring out your inner artist! Wine and Canvas also offers workshops throughout the year at their studio at 135 North Gates Drive for adults and children. Their talented instructors guide you step-by-step through creating your very own work of art!