Black Swamp Arts Festival

Black Swamp Arts Festival 2022

The Black Swamp Arts Festival returns for its 29th season. Juried Art Show, Youth Arts, and of course the Chalk Walk.

Besides the amazing vendors and artists, national and regional music acts join the festival across several stages. Plus food trucks, activities and all that Downtown Bowling Green has to offer!

Black Swamp Arts Festival Basic Schedule

Juried Art Show: Friday 5 – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Wood County Invitational Art Show: Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Music: Friday 5 – 11:30 pm, Saturday 11 – 11:30 pm, Sunday 11 – 5 pm

Beats on the Street: 11 am – 12 pm

Youth Arts: Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Chalk Walk: Professional Chalk Artist 9 – 11 am

Chalk Walk mural creation: Saturday 10 am – 2 pm creation, 3 pm awards.

Beer Garden: Friday 5 – 11:45 pm, Saturday 12 – 11:45 pm, Sunday 12 -5 pm

Art of Beer Tasting: Saturday 12 – 6 pm

Awards: Juried Art, Chalk Walk, Beats on the Street, and the Dan Baglione Volunteer Award: Sunday 3pm

Shuttle: Friday 4 pm to 12:30 am, Saturday 8:30 am to 12:30 am; Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm (runs every half hour, $3 per ride)

The Mission of the Black Swamp Arts Festival

To connect art and the community by presenting an annual arts festival and by promoting the arts in the Bowling Green community.

The Black Swamp Arts Festival’s purpose is to:

  • provide programming that celebrates the Arts
  • provide opportunities for artists
  • foster pride and involvement in our community
  • develop an audience for the arts


This is our “Why.” Why we volunteer work to put on a free arts and music festival. It’s for us all, our families, our visitors, and friends. Arts for our culture, community, and future.

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