Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Jefferson Bridge and East Bank- Downtown South Bend

Join us for the largest annual event in downtown South Bend, where the streets of downtown are filled with performing, visual, and culinary artists, for a day-long celebration of our local artists! 

Art Beat 2022 is scheduled for August 20, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


2022 Art Beat applications are now open and are due May 1st.

Apply online by visiting the "For Artists" portion of this site.

If there is a strong chance of inclement weather in the forecast for the 20th, the event will be moved to the 21st, and that announcement will be made on the 19th on this page and on social media.

Art Beat 2022 is happy to announce that TCU will return as our presenting sponsor. Thank you TCU for supporting this annual community event that showcases the incredible talent of our local artists!


Art Beat 2021 info appears below. 2022 info will be coming soon!

Art Beat 2021 is dedicated to the memory of Linda Kobb

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Linda Kobb lived in Mishawaka, but she loved the events and activities in Downtown South Bend with all of her heart. She could often be seen at First Fridays, Chicory Cafe, the museums and theaters, and many more spots in DTSB!


She especially loved attending Art Beat with her daughter and son-in-law. She’d sell her handmade pins and necklaces at their photography booth.


Linda brought a smile to the face of everyone she met. Linda passed away in a tragic car accident just days before Art Beat 2021, but we want her joy and love to live on through the rest of us. 

Linda is pictured here at Art Beat 2019 with the mascot for that year's event - Octavius the Octopus. Her joy and light will be greatly missed at this year's event.  

COVID-19 Protocols for Art Beat 2021

DTSB has been working closely with the St. Joseph County Department of Health to determine the appropriate measures to make this event as safe as possible. St. Joseph County is currently experiencing substantial community-wide transmission of COVID-19 and therefore DTSB and local health officials are encouraging all Art Beat attendees to follow current CDC recommendations in regards to mask wearing and physical distancing in addition to hand hygiene.

Additionally we will be providing increased spacing between booths to allow for more physical distancing, complimentary masks at our info booths for those who would like one, and increased hand washing stations and hand sanitizing opportunities to improve hand hygiene.

If you're still needing your vaccine, a COVID-19 pop-up clinic will taking place at La Casa de Amistad (3423 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46614)

Friday, August 27 8-12; 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, August 28, 9-12 p.m.

Walk-ins welcome or schedule an appointment at

Additional resources for COVID-19 information can be found at:

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Sign up yourself or a group for one of the following volunteer opportunities on August 21: Info Booth Volunteer, Stage Manager, Scene Host, Kid Beat Volunteer, Community Art Project Volunteer, Waste Watcher, Set-up Volunteer, Tear-down Volunteer. 

All volunteers will receive a 2021 Art Beat Commemorative T-shirt!


If you missed the orientation, but would still like to help out, sign up for a shift and show up at the Volunteer Headquarters at the Howard Park Event Center 15 minutes prior to your shift for a brief training.



A group of like-minded individuals came together in 2003 with a common idea — to showcase the work of local visual, performing, and culinary artists in the heart of South Bend. Art Beat was born and over the past several years became a downtown South Bend signature art and cultural event drawing over 15,000 visitors annually.

Engage your senses in this day-long showcase of over 500 visual, performing and culinary artists from the Michiana area.


Stroll the streets of downtown South Bend during this free, family-friendly event to see the hand-crafted work of local potters, photographers, painters, weavers, jewelers, sketchers, woodcarvers, crocheters, and filmmakers. You'll also hear the sound of acoustical melodies, African drumming, soulful Jazz, the power of rock and more.

You'll taste the flavors of the region, the fresh local produce, and the intricate creations of top chefs and touch the artistic instruments to create your own masterpiece in one of the many community art projects!

Many thanks to the 2021 Art Beat Committee!


Community Art Project
Amy Roush
Sarah Dolezal
Danielle Wilborn
Veronica Jurek

Linda Scopelitis

Performing Arts
Jill Tulchinsky
Elizabeth Leachman
Cathy Dietz
Sarah Dolezal


Linda Scopelitis

Sarah Dolezal

Poster Design Contest Jury
Full Art Beat Committee
DTSB Staff

Fashion Show

Dominique Granger

Visual Arts Jury
Sarah Dolezal
Dennis Anderson
Danielle Wilborn
Linda Scopelitis
Veronica Jurek

Sheila Reed

Culinary Arts
Gwenn Mottl

Michelle Blandford
Sarah Dolezal

Visual Arts Booth Placement
Sarah Dolezal
Dennis Anderson
Danielle Wilborn

Cathy Dietz
Casey Smallwood
Sarah Dolezal

Volunteer Recruitment

Amy Roush



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