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Your support makes the Festival possible.

The Black Swamp Arts Festival is 100% community supported and volunteer-run. Your tax-deductible donation to this 501(c)(3) non-profit helps create this free, 3-day, community festival of fine art, live music, and hands-on children's art. Together, we are celebrating, enjoying, and encouraging visual and performing arts. When you are a part creating this amazing arts festival, you are recognized for your support. We appreciate you, thank you!

A community festival is surprisingly expensive to conduct. From licenses, permits, tents, chairs, performing arts, youth arts materials, artists' demonstrations, art awards and scholarships, refuse, and more of the behind-the-scenes costs, there is a reason this is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. It's for the love of the arts.

Support the Arts with a donation today. Every dollar counts.  

Make a lasting contribution of support to the future of the Festival by donating to the Black Swamp Arts Festival endowment held by the Toledo Community Foundation.


2019 Sponsors


Major Sponsors





Salamander Sponsors


Gold Level 

Amy Craft Ahrens, For Keeps
Dean Neumann & Penny McMorris, The Electric Quilt Company

Silver Level, $500 - $999

Al & Mary Green, A. A. Green Realty, Inc.
Aaron Mantel
Greg & Linda Rich
Dave & Cathy Wagner, Control Design Solutions, Ltd
Michael Whiteside
Gotta Groove Records
Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bronze Level, $250 - $499

Todd Ahrens & Amy Craft Ahrens 
Roger & Betty Jean Anderson
Susan Barber
Chris & Ellen Dalton
Bob & Sue Fellers
Jean & Chris Geist
Jay & Linda Hoffman
Carl & Kay Lipp
Steve & Rhonda Melchi, "In memory of Judy Cernkovich"
Lee & Marge Meserve
Richard Rowlands & Eileen Underwood
Roger & Barbara Sanchez
Rob & Nancy Spence
Nancy Spence
John & Norma Stickler
Georgia Welles
John Zanfardino


Friends of the Festival


Platinum Level, $101 - $249

Jean & Tom Bamburowski
Dick & Nadine Edwards
Shawn & Davida Frick
Milt & Lee Hakel
Geoffrey Howes
Kory Iott
Thomas Kinstle
Megan Newlove & Lloyd Triggs
Charlotte & Donald Scherer
Tom & Marcia Suter

Gold Level, $75 - $100

Dennis & Janet Bower
Lisa Bresler
Al & Kathy Caperna
Stephen & Ivy Chang
Doug & Linda Cubberley
William Donnelly
Tim Dunn, Dunn Funeral Home
Drs. Fleming & Rebecca Fallon
John & Amy Fischer
Lewis & Mary Jane Fulcher
Chris Gajewicz
Michelle & John Grigore
Emmy Hann "In memory of Bill Hann, from his family"
Linda Hanna
Mark & Terri Henning
Mary & Leslie Jan
Lou & Linda Katzner 
Joyce Kepke
Ann-Marie Lancaster
Ron & Maorong Lancaster
Bud & Bobbie Lane
Bob & Linda Lentz
Dawn McCaghy
Bob & Becky McOmber
Tom & Jane Milbrodt
Michelle Miller
Michelle Miller "In honor/memory of Chris Miller."
Judith Miller "In memory of Dave Miller, who loved the BSAF." 
Eric & Linda Myers
Leo & Joanne Navin
Dick & Laurie Newlove
Vic Norton & Kathleen Tweney
Janet Parks
Elaine & Phil Peek
Bob and Winnie Rex
Jane Robb
Gretchen Rohm & Dave Ensing
Ann & Cary Rutter
John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude
Joan Slebos
Jeff & Lee Anne Snook
Stuart Stearns
Phil & Jeanne Titus
Peter Vanderhart
Elizabeth Yarris
American Title Agency

Silver Level, $50 - $74

Janet Ballweg
Maureen Barry
Dolores Black
Steven & Mary Boone
Marsha Broadright
Wayne & Cindy Colvin
Jim Corbitt & Marie Rogers
Amy Craft Ahrens
Don & Lynn Deters "In memory of Morgan Deters"
Mike & Dot Doherty
Susan Donnelly
William Donnelly
Bill Donnelly
Ed Duling
Kay East
Elaine Goodwin
Thom & Wendy Headley
Allison Hoag
Mary Ann Hoare
Chris & Deb Jackson
Carol Jones
Karen Kelly "In memory of Mark and Helen Kelly"
Claude & Earlene Kilpatrick
Scott & Denise Kisabeth
Kelli Kling
Jeff & Debbie Kramer
Laurie Krone
Ken & Alanna Lohman
Wes & Jean Long
Rebecca Mancuso "In memory of Joseph Mancuso"
Chet & Jan Marcin
Mike & Terri Marsh
Elden Martin
Jan & Frank McLaughlin
Michelle Miller
Ron & Linda Newlove
Blaise Parker
Dee & Jim Phipps
Stacy Poca 
Gretchen Rohm 
Marissa Saneholtz
Carol & Charles Slater
Colleen Smith
Karol Spencer
Amy Spieth
Amy Spieth 
Jenny Swope
Arlene Swora
Matthew Swora 
Vern & Elsie Terwilliger
Anne & Bob Tracy "In memory of Bob Goodwin"
Helene Weinberger
Dave & Joan Woessner
Matthew Wood
Tony & Sarah Zmarzly Jr
 Drs. Levin & Hebeka Phipps, Levin & Hebeka & Associates
Nancy Wikoff Leetch
Thomas Venis
Augustine Martini

Bronze Level, $25 - $49

Galen & Carol Ash
Francisco Cabanillas, for La Conexion
John Michael Donnelly
Patricia Evans
Gaylyn & Jan Finn
Patti & Joe Frizado
Sandy Gardner 
Ron & Sharon Gargasz
Timothy Harris 
Stokely Klasovsky
John Kunstmann
Park & Marilyn Leathers
Judith Miller 
Judy Miller  "In memory of Lee Miller"
Neil & Kathy Munger
Thomas & Barbara O'Brien
Will & Leslie Oswald
Mary Helen Ritts
Greg & Tina Robinette
Ernest & Louise Savage
John Schutze
Maria & Marc Simon
Carol Stickel 
Melanie Stinson "In memory of Robert E. Stinson"
John & Debbie Strawman
Dan & Cinda Stutzman
Sue Ullman
Cheryl Windisch
Ron & Jane Zwierlein

The Festival as an arts celebration and arts funding awards are possible because of you!

Thank you!


This Festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Major Sponsor Opportunities for 2019
Benefits for major sponsors include (a) listing in festival program/website/social media, (b) thank you display plaque, (c) logo placed on festival poster, and (d) banner and mentions on the relevant stage.

  • BSAF is still looking for one business to be Main Stage Premier Sponsor for $10,000, or more
  • BSAF is still looking for one business to be Acoustic Stage Sponsor for $5,000, or more
  • BSAF is still looking for one business to be Family Stage Sponsor for $5,000, or more
  • Youth Arts Sponsor for this year will be Kiwanis
  • Chalk Walk / Teen Engagement Sponsor for this year will be Rotary of BG

Salamander Sponsors for 2019
Benefits include (a) listing in festival program/website/social media, and (b) thank you display plaque indicating level of sponsorship.

  • BSAF is looking for businesses and individuals to be Salamander Sponsors at these levels:

Gold-level Salamander Sponsors for $1,000+

Silver-level Salamander Sponsors for $500 (to $999)

Bronze-level Salamander Sponsors for $250 (to $499)

Friends of the Festival Sponsors for 2019

Businesses and individual donations of $25 to $249.

Benefits include (a) listing in festival program/website/social media.

Thank you, Sponsors!
Support the Festival with a check to the Black Swamp Arts Festival, sent to PO Box 532, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Look at you, supporter of the Arts. We see see you and thank you!


Volunteer with us!


The Black Swamp Arts Festival is volunteer-run. Together, we make this amazing arts festival possible. Volunteer as an individual, with your colleagues, your family, and your friends. Be part of the fun! It’s not too early to sign up - we really need you!




Volunteer Positions:


Artist Hospitality - Provide refreshments and watch artists' booths.

Backstage - Sell band merchandise and monitor entrances.

Beer Ticket Sales & ID Check - Check IDs and sell tickets.

Dawn Patrol - The early bird catches the worm and sets up the Festival. Assist with drawing booth spaces and setting up tents.

Gate Monitor - Sit under an umbrella on a tall chair making sure alcohol does not cross the snow fencing. We don’t want to lose the liquor permit, right?

Info Booth and Merchandise - Sell Festival merchandise, provide information.

Parking Patrol - Assist with Artist parking.

Recycling and Refuse Control - Recycling and garbage removal.

Set-up & Tear-down - Set it up and take down tables, chairs, snow fencing, and garbage cans.

Street Closure Crew - Help open and close Main Street for the Festival.

Volunteer Check-in - Assist Volunteers with checking in and finding their stations.

Youth Arts - Facilitate hands-on art experiences for youth. Multiple stations of free activities need over 850 volunteers.


Exemplary Volunteers are nominated for the Dan Baglione Service Award. Learn about the namesake and the recipients.