Bloomin' Artfest, Reisterstown's annual spring festival, took over the grounds at Franklin Middle on Saturday, May 11.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Art, music and community groups take over the grounds at Franklin Middle School for Reisterstown’s spring art festival.
After last year’s festival was cancelled, Bloomin’ Artfest is back on Saturday. Reisterstown annual spring art festival will bring artists and crafters, live music, food vendors community groups and more to Franklin Middle School from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The free festival features music by The Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble, Lyle & Cat Montanye and Heads Up, the official Ravens Walk. The festival will also be raffling an autographed Joe Flacco football. In addition to the music and art, there will be flowers, vegetables and herbs for sale, a children’s area, non-profits and community groups. There will also be tours of the historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more:
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Reisterstown spring art festival, set for May 11, is seeking food, craft and art vendors.
Reisterstown’s Bloomin’ Artfest is seeking vendors for its festival on May 11. Organizers are seeking food, art and craft vendors for the festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is held at Franklin Middle School and features art, music, food and a variety of community organizations. Those interested in vending can contact apply online at www.bloominartfest.com, call 410-833-5019 or email email@example.com. Bloomin’ Artfest named a new chairman, Mark Stewart, in January. Stewart volunteers in the community in a variety of capacities, including as president of the County Club Estates Community Association and president of the BARC Park at Hannah More. After the festival was cancelled in 2012 because of a lack of volunteers…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Reisterstown resident with a spirit of volunteerism stepped up to chair the 2013 festival.
After Bloomin’ Artfest was cancelled in 2012 for a lack of volunteer manpower, someone has stepped up to make sure that doesn’t happen again in 2013. Reisterstown resident Mark Stewart volunteered to head the yearly arts and crafts festival at a recent meeting. It was a simple decision for him. “I’m sort of the volunteer type,” he said. “If something needs to be done I say, ‘Okay, fine, I’ll do it.’” In other roles, Stewart serves as president of the County Club Estates Community Association and president of the BARC Park at Hannah More. “I think if you don’t really get out there and put yourself out there, you tend to not know what’s going on with your next-door neighbor,” he said. The Bloomin’ Artfest will be held on May 11. It features …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Bloomin' Artfest committee is looking for new volunteers to help with all aspects of festival planning.
If there's going to be a Bloomin' Artfest in Reisterstown this year, the group that plans the festival needs one thing more than anything else: you. Last year's festival had to be cancelled due to a lack of manpower and they're hoping to make up for it in 2013 by putting the call out early. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Calvin Reter at CReter1523@aol.com or 410-303-7320. In previous years, the festival has taken over the grounds of Franklin Middle School for a weekend in late May with art vendors, music, food and community organizations. The Reisterstown Improvement Association donated $1,400 to the Bloomin' Artfest last year, and it has been suggested that the RIA take over the festival. Check out our photos from the 2011 …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
First Bloomin’ Artfest announced it would be delayed until 2013, now Reisterstown Festival organizers say the event will be held, but will be smaller than previous years.
Just weeks after Bloomin’ Artfest committee members announced that Reisterstown’s annual art festival was postponed until 2013, Reisterstown Festival organizers told The Community Times that the festival will happen but will probably be smaller this year. Festival committee president Patrick Naughton said the number of volunteers keeps shrinking, and executive director Norma Bosley also stepped down, The Community Times reported. Naughton said a majority of the festivities will take place on Saturday, with Sunday still featuring the car show. Earlier in March, organizers of Reisterstown’s annual Bloomin’ Artfest announced that the festival would be delayed until 2013. Organizers cited a lack of volunteer manpower and advance planning.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Organizers of Main Street’s Bloomin’ Artfest, an annual event held in late May on Franklin Middle School’s grounds, called off this year’s event for lack of advance planning.
If you've been looking forward to this year's Reisterstown Bloomin’ Artfest, you're going to have to wait. The annual event that features art vendors, music, food and community organizations has been postponed until 2013. Organizers site a lack of manpower and advanced planning for why the festival, which usually takes over the grounds of Franklin Middle School for a weekend in late May, was canceled this year. “The letters to the vendors and to the sponsors had to go out in January and the letters didn’t go out,” said Calvin Reter, a member of the committee since the festival’s inception eight years ago. “Since it can’t be done right this year, we’d [rather] not have it,” he said. Planning meetings had very low attendance and the …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Community members and volunteers discuss what the Bloomin' Artfest means to Reisterstown.
For more coverage of the Bloomin' Artfest, read Sunday's story about what inspires some of the festival's artists and check out our photo gallery.