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A look at the 2021 Black Swamp Arts Festival

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The official schedule for the 2021 Black Swamp Arts Festival.

Food

At the Black Swamp Arts Festival, you’ll find a diverse vendor selection. From sirloin tips and mushrooms from J&K Sirloin Tips to fresh lemonade from A&M Concessions and shaved ice from Sno 2 Go, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the amazing selection from 11 different food trucks and four North Food Venders. Some other food options include; Manny’s Munchies, who sell pretzel calzones; Thai Thai, which offers a variety of Thai food and Rosie’s Italian Grill, which serves Italian dishes. Make sure you check them all out next to the main stage and remember to throw your recyclables in the recycle bins placed throughout.

On tap

For friends who are 21 and over, have a taste of the beverage lineup for this year. Some On Tap options at the Black Swamp Arts Festival include wine; Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon and Woodbridge Chardonnay, draft beer; Coors Light, Blue Moon, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold and Great Lakes American IPA and seltzers. For all of the beer lovers, be sure to also join in the Art of Beer on Saturday from 12-6 p.m. and taste a variety of samples from a selection of outstanding breweries. Six tastes are $10 and 12 tastes are $18, for a full list of the beer lineup visit, the 2021 Art of Beer Lineup.

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Art

There is a variety of beautiful work to be seen at the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Two art shows have creations from artists all over the country and some are local from Wood County. Along with these shows are amazing chalk drawings done by young artists in the Teen Arts area. There will be plenty of opportunities to see artists at work and get to know them. Now you don’t just have to look at the art because you can make some of your own too! Making paper hats, spray painting, making new crayons from old, creating a new robot friend and plenty more are all perfect activities for the whole family that don’t cost a penny.

Music

You don’t get to just see the artwork at the festival, you get to hear it too. With a music lineup of 14 artists on the main stage you will never be bored. Some artists that will be performing are Ward Davis, Cedric Burnside and Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder. For more family friendly song choices, hop on over to the family stage located in the Youth Arts area for songs everyone can enjoy. The community stage will be taken over by many local musicians so check it out and you might even see someone you know. Then, on Saturday, in the Teen Arts area is the Beats On The Streets music competition where vocal ensemble groups compete in a musical competition to earn money for their school’s music department.

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