The Exchange 13th Annual ArtFest CANCELLED

Festivals & Fairs

August 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Downtown Bloomsburg


With the good health of the people in our community as by far the most important factor, The Exchange, Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. (DBI), and the Town of Bloomsburg have decided that ArtFest should not take place in 2020.  The boards of the two non-profits and Town Council agree that the COVID-19 pandemic makes an event of ArtFest's size unwise, even outdoors.  In addition, making ArtFest a success would mean trying to draw enough attendees that it would bump up against if not exceed the number, 250, that the Governor of Pennsylvania has determined as the limit on gatherings.

ArtFest would have taken place on Saturday, August 22nd, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. surrounding the fountain on the Square and up Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg, with more than thirty art and craft vendors, five food vendors, and live music by local performers all day.  We now look forward to the 2021 event, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 21st.

DBI, the non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Bloomsburg's downtown commercial district, founded ArtFest in 2008; The Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, has produced the event since 2016; and the Town of Bloomsburg has provided the venues and support services each year.  Both DBI and The Exchange look forward to other events -- both in-person and on-line -- that our fellow citizens can enjoy safely; for more information, please visit & For more information about the Town, please visit

A Summertime Art Party!, Artfest features more than 50 regional artists' original work, from fiber to clay to photography to painting, and much more! There will also be food trucks, activities for children, and live music all day.  Exhibitors include painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, fabric artists, woodworkers, bonsai growers and more.

The thirteenth annual ArtFest will take place on Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its wonderful location on the Town Square, from the fountain up Market Street to Ridge Avenue and continuing up towards First Street. We will have more than 50 artists exhibiting and non-profit organizations taking part, along with regional musical acts and food trucks. The new location got rave reviews its first three years, and we look forward to the show there again in 2020!

New for 2020: music after ArtFest, at 7 p.m., with Tas Cru and Gabe Stillman at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 Market Street, right next to ArtFest; more details, including about tickets, yet to come.
For the complete line-up of vendors, both craft and food, as well as musicians, visit throughout the year.

Activities for families at the event will include The Exchange’s Art Cart, using simple materials – many of them recycled – to help bring out the beauty inside every person.





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