Twenty-five things to do at the 25th Annual Black Swamp Arts Festival

By Brionna Scebbi and By Brionna Scebbi

A wide array of activities kept the many students and Bowling Green residents who attended the 25th Annual Black Swamp Arts Festival busy from one end of Main Street to the other. From Friday night until Sunday afternoon, crowds viewed the nearly 150 booths, searching and shopping for art and enjoying live music, among other things. Here are just 25 of the activities attendees of all ages could have participated in at the festival:

1. Tie-dyed a shirt

2. Made a paper sunhat

3. Constructed projects out of wood with the help of BGSU volunteers

4. Created mobiles and other crafts

5. Put together their own board game

6. Viewed Neil Kemarly’s blue ribbon for Best of Show at his woodworking booth

7. Walked through Melvin McGee’s pop-up gallery of surrealistic oil paintings

8. Visited Isaac Smith’s booth of realistic drawings

9. Laughed over the antique pet photos at the J. Bird Cremeans booth

10. Perused the eccentric sculptures of H. C. Warner

11. Bought some unique jewelry from Herb Brown’s booth

12. Jammed to the rock and soul of Nikki Hill

13. Visited the Family Stage to hear Bobby G with Curtis Grant & The Midnight Rockers

14. Listened to the folk sounds of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

15. Stopped by the Acoustic Stage to see the Root Cellar String Band

16. Heard some local talent at Grant Flick’s concert

17. Caught an after-hours show at Howards

18. Tried one of Marsh Concessions’ 110 flavors of shaved ice

19. Grabbed some ribs at PoMo’s

20. Tasted a sweet treat at Eric’s Ice Cream

21. Satisfied seafood cravings at Rusty’s Road Trip

22. Picked up a slice from Pisanello’s Pizza

23. Showed family around Main Street for Falcon Family Weekend

24. Enjoyed the sunny weather

25. Celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Black Swamp Arts Festival