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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 501c3 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.

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.