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!
2019 Event Schedule
We are in the process of bringing you some truly incredible 2019 entertainment including live music and dance performances throughout the day. We also offer two interactive art centers including free art activities, painting workshops, and face painting featuring fun for everyone! Check back soon for the 2019 schedule of performances and activites.
2018 Event Schedule
|When||What or Who||Where|
|10:00 a.m.||Event kick-off!||Courthouse Square|
|11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Windfall Dancers||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.||Jordan River Crossing Babershop Quartet||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.||Alexi & Josh soul-pop duo||Art Center North|
|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 Youth Education FREE Interactive Art Activity||Art Center North|
|All Day||Face Painting courtesy of Poppy Wheel Face Painting||Art Center North|
|All Day||Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Art Activity||Art Center South|
|All Day||Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education FREE Interactive Art Activity||Art Center South|
|5:00 p.m.||Event End||Courthouse Square|
About our 2018 Entertainment
Please thank our 2018 performers and activity sponsors for their participation!
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 a community of American Tribal Style® dancers in Bloomington, IN. As a Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio they are committed to spreading the joy and sisterhood of this improvisational style of belly dance. Dark Side Tribal is celebrating its 12th year as a troupe. With 9 currently active members, and 7 alumni on both coasts, Dark Side Tribal is proud to be a Bloomington original! Dark Side Tribal teaches weekly classes in Bloomington and would love to share their passion with you! Come on the dark side. We have cookies!
Cookies and Canvas
As the sponsor of this year’s Art Center North for the fifth 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!