@ Downtown Bowling Green
September 6th - 8th, 2013
Bowling Green, OH--Wood County The 21st annual Black Swamp Arts Festival will feature a variety of visual artists from across the country, local and national musical acts, and an interactive youth art area – all free of charge.
The Festival is running from Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. thru Sunday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. It will open Friday with live music on the Main Stage located off Main Street directly behind Panera Bread and Sam B’s Restaurants. A large variety of food and drink will be available in the Concessions Garden situated adjacent to the stage. Juried and Wood County Invitational Art shows will be open Saturday and Sunday. Festival guests will be entertained with live music and art throughout the weekend.
Many venues will provide live entertainment throughout the festival. The Main Stage will feature national, regional and local music performances spanning a variety of music genres. This year’s headliners include The Bright Light Social Hour, The Slide Brothers, Elvin Bishop, The Aggrolites, Ruby Valle and the Soulphonics and Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang. A complete stage schedule can be found at www.blackswamparts.org.
The Family Entertainment Stage, located near the Wood County Library, is geared toward a younger audience with musicians and live entertainment for the entire family. The Acoustic Stage on Main presents its audience with many of the Main Stage acts performing acoustic sets and other area musicians.
As music rings through the Downtown on Saturday and Sunday, patrons can enjoy the two fine art shows featuring artists from across the nation as well as from the Wood County community. The Juried Art Show features more than 100 artists in varied mediums ranging from watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, multimedia and glass. Along with past festival winners and familiar favorites, many new and exciting artists will display and sell their work.
Additionally, 50 local artists display their work in the Wood County Invitational Art Show. Other artists showcased include Bowling Green State University student artwork and Artists at Work, a demonstration/participation area. All art shows are open Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In the Youth Art area, children of all ages can express their artistic creativity by making a variety of kid-friendly art projects. Musical and theatrical performances geared toward children are featured on the Youth Arts Stage. The Youth Art area is open Saturday 11 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Rotary International has helped fund this event to honor the Rotarian's 75 years of community service throughout Bowling Green, Northwest Ohio and the United States.
For more information visit www.blackswamparts.org
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