A true mix of musical and fine artists alike are represented at the BSAF. Patrons are exposed to true craft and given the gift of live music at no cost. Fun can be had by all at all four stages including the main stage (in the city lot behind main street), the Huntington courtyard acoustic stage (at 130 South Main street), the youth arts stage (in front of the Wood County District Public Library), and the Cla-Zel theater, a historic moviehouse first opened in 1927. These four stages accommodate local, regional and internationally known performers.
Some performers who provided entertainment for patrons this year are names such as The Fixx, The English Beat, guitar master Calvin Cooke, Richie Havens, Devil in a Woodpile, Ann Arbor natives Nomo, local performer Tony Papa, and long-time affiliate, singer-songwriter Tom Gorman.
Although the musical festivities start off the weekend on Friday
evening of the festival, the visual arts take off on Saturday and
Sunday. Running from Pearl to Court street on Downtown Main Street
is the heart of the BSAF. Of the 220 or more artists who
apply to enter in the festivities of the weekend, and the numbers
continue to climb, just over 100 juried fine art displays are represented.
Artists presented are either part of the juried or invitational
show from across the country, local artists, or students from Bowling
Green School of Art.