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17th Black Swamp Arts Festival set for Sept. 11-13

Planning is now under way for the 17th annual Black Swamp Arts Festival, which will run from Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. through Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. in downtown Bowling Green.

The 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. 

In addition to live music, including national, regional and local musical artists on the Main Stage located off Main Street directly behind Panera Bread and Sam B’s Restaurants, there will be a large variety of food and beverages in the Concessions Garden situated adjacent to the stage.

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, while Main Street Courtyard presents its audience with acoustic musicians.

A complete stage schedule can be found at

As music rings through the downtown area Saturday and Sunday, patrons can enjoy the two fine art and  craft 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 artists will display and sell their work.

Additionally, more than 40 local artists will 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 will be open Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 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 12 a.m. -5 p.m.

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