Welcome to the 52nd Annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival
On behalf of the Bloomin’ Arts Committee, sponsors and the Bartow Community, we welcome you to this year’s festival. We are proud to host more than 100 of the best artists from around the United States.
The Bloomin’ Arts Festival is hosted by the Bartow Art Guild, Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, City of Bartow, and Mainstreet Bartow, Inc. on March 4th and 5th, 2023. After being one of the major sponsors for more than 20 years, the Frost Law Firm, P.A. is the PRESENTER for the ninth year in a row.
Approximately $15,000 will be offered in prizes and purchase awards, with Best of Show being $2,250. There are 12 other prizes ranging from $150 to $1,500 each, and $1,100 in prizes for student artists including $300 for High School Best of Show.
In addition to the exhibits and sales by artists and fine craft persons, the show will feature a Classic Car Show, Quilt Show, and Bloomin’ Bike Ride on Saturday, Children’s Tent with complimentary balloons and self-contained art activities both days, food trucks and free entertainment.
The Bartow Bloomin’ Arts Festival is presented by Frost Law Firm, P.A. Additional sponsors are D-R Media Group; Benefactors are Bartow Ford, Citizens Bank and Trust, Mosaic and SouthState Bank; Patrons are Clear Springs and the Polk County History Center.
Michell Githens, Co-Chair Lara Fredericksen, Co-Chair