Huge crowds came out to Bowling Green to rock with bands, shop at artist booths, make a tie-dye shirt and drink craft beers at the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
A fauvist style impressionist painter who creates conversations in acrylic and oil, has won the Best of Show award for the 2021 Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The 28th Black Swamp Arts Festival starts today, going through the weekend, and it has expanded activities, while putting coronavirus protocols in place.
Vocal ensemble groups compete in in a musical competition to earn money for their school’s music department. Unaccompanied vocal ensembles of three to ten members are encouraged to apply. Also in the Teen Arts area is Chalk Walk.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is blasting into Bowling Green on Friday with a blistering country blues sound, crossed with rockabilly.
The Art of Beer is Saturday from noon-6 p.m.
In the Sunshine Artist magazine’s annual 200 best list, the Black Swamp Arts Festival was awarded the rank of 61 in the Fine Art and Design Category.
The Kiwanis Youth Arts Village is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
So much talent in one place, at one time. Be sure to bring your gift list. You can’t get this art at a box store. There are two art shows, the Juried Art Show and the Wood County Invitational.
While growing up in Monticello, Arkansas, Ward Davis was surrounded by country music.
The Commonheart is bringing old school rock and soul to the Black Swamp Arts Festival this year.
Chalk Walk is located in the Teen Arts area.
Food trucks are located next to the Main Stage behind the East side of the street to the South Main Street businesses.
The North Mississippi hill country blues has a hypnotic sound, said to be derived directly from Africa. But for Cedric Burnside it comes directly from his Big Daddy, R.L. Burnside.
Friday, Sept. 10
The 2021 Black Swamp Arts Festival poster was revealed on Friday at the Downtown BG Live Event. Artist Amy Karlovec, who has designed posters in the past for the festival, said that she wanted to come up with a design that when seen, would make people feel alive, energized and excited for th…
The Black Swamp Arts Festival Wood County Invitational Art Show applications are now available.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival has extended the application deadline for the Juried Art Show to April 16.
The 2020 Black Swamp Arts Festival Festival, set for Sept. 11-13, has been canceled, the planning committee announced on Friday.
The application deadline for the Black Swamp Arts Festival’s Juried Art Show is extended to April 30, due to coronavirus.
For the first time in the Black Swamp Arts Festival’s history, the Juried Art Show on Main Street will open on Friday from 5-8 p.m.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival has been selected as the favorite art fair/festival in the Fairs, Festivals and Parades category by ohiomagazine.com.
After a rainy 2018 edition — and with concerns about downtown construction this year — the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival appears to have been one of the most successful ever.
Nearly perfect festival weather, combined with cleared construction from the downtown Bowling Green roads, made for a full Black Swamp Arts Festival weekend.
The 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival announced the winners of the Juried Art Show. Nick Ringelstetter, a mixed media artist from Spring Green, Wisconsin won Best in Show. Jurors said they appreciated the “energy and high octane” of his diverse work. Best 2-D was awarded to Joe Dagostino, a pho…
Justin Payne (left), of Bowling Green, and Tyler Simon, of North Baltimore, both with the band Justin Payne & Co., entertain Friday evening on the main stage during the Black Swamp Arts Festival. The annual arts festival continues today through Sunday with food, live music and hundreds o…
Inside Voices, an 11-member a cappella group based in Bowling Green, has big plans beyond appearing on the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival Community Stage on Saturday.
Samantha Fish rolled with the hard rain and treated fans to a rare small bar room blues blast at last year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival. She will be returning this year as the headliner on the main stage on Friday at 8 p.m.
Johnny Rawls brings his award-winning smooth southern soul to the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The up-cycle theme is being recycled at this year’s Youth Arts area at the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Michael Trotter wants the music that he and his wife Tanya produce to touch the lives of all who hear it.
Toko Telo is a band that visitors to the Black Swamp Arts Festival might remember long after they are gone. The Madagascar-based band’s sound is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Beats On The Street, a new high school a capella vocal competition, is joining the annual Chalk Walk as part of youth activities at the 2019 Bowling Green Black Swamp Arts Festival. Both events will be held Saturday morning.
Jesse Farrar, the main bassist and vocalist for alternative string band Old Salt Union has had music in his blood for as long as he can remember.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival takes a broad view of art that includes the craft of beer creation.
Wood County Invitational Art Show
There will be a diverse vendor selection with something for everyone at the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Food trucks are located next to the Main Stage.
Saturday Music Schedule
Sunday Music Schedule
2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival Main Stage
Drew Joseph’s own style of original folksy rock returns to the Black Swamp Arts Festival community stage on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
Penny Parker and her daughters are part of the army of volunteers that forms the foundation of the Black Swamp Arts Festival.
The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp are a band unlike any other. Armed with ukuleles, an appealing stage presence and a passion for experimentation, they have etched their place among one of Northwest Ohio’s most interesting bands.
Though construction in the downtown isn’t expected to end until October, the City of Bowling Green is working with the Black Swamp Arts Festival to help ensure this year’s festival is a success.
The Ohio Arts Council board has approved $14.7 million in grants to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
The poster for this year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival was revealed at Grounds for Thought Friday during the Firefly Nights Festival.
Kathleen Pahl has been selected as this year’s Black Swamp Arts Festival Poster design artist.
A diversity of sound featuring rock, blues and Americana bands will hit the 2019 Black Swamp Arts Festival in September, with several award-winning acts featured.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival is opening the opportunity to create this year’s poster to all interested artists.
Billy Strings attacks his bluegrass music with a ferocity that would make a punk rocker jealous, singing songs of the working poor like the hounds of death are on his heels.