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.
of the Black Swamp Arts Festival (BSAF) is to connect art and the community
by presenting an annual arts festival and by promoting the arts in the
Bowling Green community.
BSAF will provide programming that celebrates the arts.
BSAF will provide opportunities for artists.
BSAF will foster pride and involvement in our community.
BSAF will develop an audience for the arts.