Artsapalooza coming to downtown Kokomo September 3-4

Join us in downtown Kokomo Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4 for the first ever Artsapalooza Arts Festival & Experience. This community event features high-quality, handmade art and fine crafts by artists and makers as well as engaging art demonstrations, music, performance art and engaging art activities with non-profit organizations.

The festival kicks off with First Friday on September 3. Check out the new art on display in Artist Alley with an opening reception and an opportunity to talk to the artists themselves. Enjoy a free concert at the Rain Garden Plaza and find activities and promotions from businesses around the downtown area. At 7 p.m., join us at Sun King Kokomo for a screening of the short films submitted for the Kokomo 48-Hour Film Contest.

On Saturday, stroll through the artist market set up on Main Street in front of the courthouse. Find a wide variety of unique art, such as handmade hats, canvas creations, wood carved pieces, jewelry and more. The artist market will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to head from the market to the Riverwalk Concert Series starting at 6 p.m. The concert, presented by The Coterie, will feature Gingerbeard Man at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

Also on Saturday, artists are invited to participate in a plein air paint out. Artists will paint various scenes around downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a chance to win a cash prize. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m. Participating artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their paintings at the IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery until the end of September as part of a show that focuses on the midwest landscape. Pre-registration is not required. Artists can sign up at the IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery between 10 and 11 a.m.

This event is made possible thanks to our generous sponsor, Financial Builders.

Hours: (Rain or Shine)

Friday, September 3rd

5:30 p.m. First Friday Artsapalooza Arts Festival & Experience opens

Hawgin’ the Block BBQ Dinner Main Street

Fundraiser event benefiting Bridges Outreach

Hawg Heaven Food Truck dinners for sale

Artist Alley Opening Event

Artists host tour of exhibit

6 – 8 p.m. Rain Garden Plaza Concert Rain Garden Plaza

The Peaceful Kings

Kyle Baer

6 p.m. Artworks Gallery Permanent Collection Exhibit Artworks Gallery

Opening presentation & reception

Saturday, September 4th

10 a.m. Art Marketplace opens Main Street

6 – 10 p.m. Riverwalk Concert Riverwalk Amphitheater

Featuring Gingerbeard Man

7 p.m. Art Marketplace Closes Main Street

10 p.m. Riverwalk Concert concludes Riverwalk Amphitheate

Hotel Accommodations:

Festival Guests travelling to Kokomo from out of town are invited to receive a special rate at our Host Hotel where a block of rooms has been reserved.

Hampton Inn & Suites

2920 South Reed Rd. (SR 931)

Kokomo, IN 46902

(765) 455-2900

Group Code: Artsapalooza Arts Festival

Group standard room rate: $109 + tax

Guests will need to call the phone number listed and give code to book a room at the discounted rate.

Rooms are being held for Friday, Sept. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

Artist lineup for Saturday, September 4


Intricate Mayhem

Hot Off the Lathe

Flags by Zach

Franklin ClayWorks

Marilyn’s Clay Garden

Easton Hawk Illustration

Vina’s Millinery

Connie Ingmire

SloMo Tie Dye

Spectral Stone and Wood

Purple Phoenix Jewelry

Creations by Novalee

Ktbby765 LLC

KD Creations

Karen Becker Art

Imagine That

Sherrill Studios

Driggs Fine Arts

Sarandipitous Studio

Wise Angel Gallery

Suzie Q Designs

Jonathan Michael Deuschle

Abigail Becraft

David Timothy Hartwig Gallery

Julia Burtch Photography

Wood You Imagine

Urban Plant Lady

Benjamin Compton

Christopher Gibson & the Good Times Band