Black Swamp Arts Festival

The Black Swamp Arts festival is a free three-day art and music festival in historic downtown Bowling Green, Ohio. Over 60,000 people attend to enjoy the art, music, and atmosphere. Downtown Main Street is lined with over 150 juried artist exhibits from across the country.  

Soul of John Black                                             Photo by Kelly Wicks

Soul of John Black                                            

Photo by Kelly Wicks

The first Black Swamp Arts Festival was held in Downtown Bowling Green in the Fall of 1993. It was organized by a group of Downtown Business Owners and members of the community who had an interest in spotlighting the arts in Bowling Green. Each year, the Festival has grown: increased number of members who plan and organize Festival details, increased number of fine artists who display and sell their artwork, increased number of performing artists who entertain with all genres of music and stage performances, and an increased number of participants, both local and from out-of-town, who come to enjoy and support the arts.

Truly a community art event, the Black Swamp Arts Festival is 100% run on volunteers & donations. 

Mission & Vision Statements

Our Mission
The mission of the Black Swamp Arts Festival is to connect art and the community by presenting an annual arts festival and by promoting the arts in the Bowling Green community.

Our Vision
Black Swamp Arts Festival will provide programming that celebrates the arts.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will provide opportunities for artists.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will foster pride and involvement in our community.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will develop an audience for the arts.

 

P.O. Box 532 Bowling Green, OH 43402   |   (877) 865-6082  

Photo by: Dan Stutzman

Photo by: Dan Stutzman

Photo by: Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel

Photo by: Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel