Fourth Street Festival a hot ticket for arts enthusiasts

Fourth Street Festival a hot ticket for arts enthusiasts

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The sweltering heat beat down on those who braved the sunny 90-plus-degree temperatures to partake in the Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts this Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5 and 6.

Tents lined both sides of Fourth Street from Lincoln to Indiana Avenue. Each offered a different perspective on the artist’s worldview. From jewelry, metal and woodworking to fabric arts, painting and photography, the tents welcomed browsers and shoppers alike. On stages, festival-goers got a taste of performance art, including skits and spoken word, and even experienced a variety of musical talent.

The Bloomington Fire Department also hosted a fundraising cookout as part of the festival.

The festival began in 1977 and was created to highlight the work of artists and craftspeople in southern Indiana; however, artisans from across the country journey many miles to sell their wares to the festival’s visitors each year.

Bloomington thrives in its arts and cultural offerings and has officially been designated a cultural arts district, the Bloomington and Entertainment Arts District (BEAD). The city devotes space to public art and exhibits art in City Hall. The City of Bloomington Arts Commission is a citizen-driven organization that offers support through funding and partnerships.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Young Eagles: Pilot shares love of aviation with young people

The Heroin Project: Community steps up to fight addiction

19-year-old wants to ‘be the change’ as she faces bipolar disorder

Nashville mom shares passion for flowers with young daughters

Bloomington’s 4th Street Festival a hot ticket for arts enthusiasts

Veteran photographer evolves from journalist to artist

Mom gives daughter legacy by speaking against drunk driving

Graduate pursues art therapy career after suicide attempt

Ordinary Hoosier Cari Ray talks about roots, music and cowboy boots

21-year-old stays positive in battle with chronic adrenal fatigue

Brown County musician encourages consumers to shop local

Glimpse: Daughter shares memory of mom at Alzheimer’s walk

Activism: IU students march to raise awareness of climate change

Volunteer spotlight: Mom leads fundraiser for weekend meal program

What a hoop! Hudsucker Posse brings circus-style flow arts to town

Fricktion: Office worker by day, hip hop performer by night

A fading tradition: Hoosier finds passion caring for family, elderly

Preserving traditions: Casandra Karl teaches Papel Picado art

Heroin Hits Home Series: Parents share their story of addiction

The Heroin Project: Non-profit focuses on harm reduction for IV drug users

Habitat raises funds, and then walls, to get family in home by the holidays

Regional Report: Brown County revs up for October tourism

Small-town optometrist lives dream by building relationships with patients

Feature: Pole-vaulter sets high goals for herself and her future

Grandma, pearls ignite jewelry designer’s passion for art

Feature: Ashley Day brings big-city fashion to small town

Learn about Ordinary Hoosiers and Margison Creative Services