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Come on in, the door’s open! 40 artists from around Bloomington invite you in to their studios and work spaces at this year’s Open Studios Tour, Saturday, June 7th 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 8th 10am – 4pm. Take a free, self-guided, and easy-to-navigate tour of art spaces throughout Bloomington. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity for art lovers to meet artists, acquire artworks, and get an intimate look at creativity in action where it all happens – in the studio. The free commemorative guide booklet can be found at the Convention and Visitors Bureau on North Walnut, the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, downtown Bloomington art galleries, artists’ studios and in the Atrium of City Hall.  On the day of the tour, studio locations will be clearly marked with red balloons and yard signs.  For a preview of participating artists’ work and up-to-date information, visit



City of Bloomington Blooming Neighborhoods Celebration at the Farmers’ Market June 7 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmers’ Market.   The Blooming Neighborhood Celebration event is open to all neighborhood residents. Neighborhoods will be encouraged to host their own information table to showcase their neighborhood. To register for a space, please contact Program Manager Vickie Provine at or 349.3505.  The event is free and open to the public. This will be the 14th year that Bloomingtonneighborhoods have been gathering together to share in the camaraderie of spirit, work and success of local neighborhoods. And while you’re there, don’t miss: Art Right Up Your Alley – an exhibit of works in the Atrium from artists around Bloomington celebrating all things neighborhood and Cardboard Neighborhood – work with members of the Boys and Girls Club to create the quintessential Bloomington neighborhood – all out of cardboard!

This Weekend

Limestone Comedy Festival! May 29-31, 2014  Various Venues BEAD and downtown Bloomington become the comedy epicenter of the universe this weekend during the 2014 Limestone Comedy Festival, a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival.  This year’s festival features headline performers Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and The Legendary Emo Phillips. Additional performers include Crystela Alonzo, Erin Foley, Carmen Lynch, Bloomington native Ben Moore, Ryan Singer, Sasheer Zamata, plus more than 40 others!  The hilarious action takes place at some of Bloomington’s favorite local venues, including the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater, The Comedy Attic, The Bishop, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and The Back Door. Don’t miss a single laugh – get your tickets today. Special discounted hotel rates for this event are available at the Courtyard by Marriott when you use this link to book your stay!

New Belgium Brewing’s National Clips and Beer Film Tour in Bryan Park Friday Kick back and enjoy the entertainment under the stars New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is bringing its beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefiting show to  Bryan Park.  Clips offers a venue where guests can try New Belgium’s most esoteric offerings while watching short films created by New Belgium fans. Up to 17 beer varieties will be on tap, including selections from the Lips of Faith series and some brewery classics. The best part is that 100 percent of beer sale proceeds on Friday night will go to local nonprofit Open Streets Bloomington.  Free. 8 – 11 p.m., with films starting at nightfall. Proceeds Benefit:  Open Streets Bloomington, an inside out parade that supports physical activity, economic and social development and broadening transportation choices. In Bloomington, Open Streets creates an accessible, family-friendly avenue for residents to view their own streets from a different, more intimate perspective as a cyclist or a pedestrian. Recycling By: Hoosier To Hoosier Community Sale Volunteers.  More on the event here.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Saturday, May 31 Stage 9-9:30 a.m.    Jazzercise 9:45-10:25 a.m.    Hoosier Crossfit 10:30-11 a.m.    YMCA-Insanity 11:15-11:45 a.m.    Capoeira Farm Vendor of the Week:  John McMahan Want more Market? Subscribe to their weekly enewsletter here.

Tales from The Joint – author reading at Boxcar Books

Author Sean Dubois Day reads from his recently published novel at Boxcar Books. Saturday, May 31. 6:30 – 8:30. Free. More here.

MCCT’s 25th Annual Shakespeare in the Park  1 week | 37 plays | 835,997 words  When: May 30-June 7, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Where:  Rachael’s Cafe, Monroe County Public Library, Rose Firebay, and more! For the first time in Bloomington history, MCCT will attempt to read the complete dramatic works of William Shakespeare… and they invite the entire Bloomington community to join them! To celebrate TWENTY-FIVE years of Shakespeare in the Park, MCCT will hold a week-long festival during which the complete dramatic works will be presented as readings, in a variety of venues throughout downtown Bloomington, culminating with a fully staged production of HAMLET in Third Street Park!  For the full schedule, visit

Shelby Bottom String Band at I Fell

Live music, open studios, food trucks!

Classic Car and Hot Rod ShowCourthouse Square image from “Living in Color” series by Avi Katz. The Monroe County History Center is hosting the Classic Car and Hot Rod Show Sunday, June 1 from 12 noon to 4 pm. at the City parking lot at 6th and Lincoln Streets.  Registration begins at 10 am and ends at noon. Early bird special $10, day of show $15.  Awards presented at 3pm. The first 60 cars get a free tote bag filled with goodies! All proceeds benefit the Monroe County History Center to continue to preserve its county and southern Indiana history. For more information visit for registration details.  The car show and museum are free to the public. Food will be available for purchase from Crimson Crepes and Rush Hour Station. Bea’s Soda Bar will be there serving cool drinks and more! Music will be brought to you by WFHB’s own Jim Manion and Alycin Bektesh! While you’re there tour the new traveling exhibit, Auto Indiana.

Marketing and Communications Director Position at Cardinal StageCardinal Stage Company seeks a motivated and capable team player to develop and execute the marketing and communication strategies for the company. We desire a dynamic, out of the box thinking individual who can lead the charge to promote Cardinal as a leading professional, regional theatre company. Reporting to and collaborating with the Artistic Director, the Marketing and Communications Director will oversee all strategic marketing and communication efforts. Position requirements here.  To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Jessika Hane, at No phone calls, please.  Materials are due by June 6th.

Arts Camps with Ivy Tech Now Registering Full schedule of arts camps for kids in partnership with BPP, Rhinos and more. More info here.

Next Week and Beyond

Feral Dynamics – An Art Event by Siosi Build + Design, Elaina Morgan, and Jeremy Kennedy Siosi Design + Build (Bloomington, IN)  Elaina Morgan (Brooklyn, NY)  Jeremy Kennedy (Los Angeles, CA) The Church Collective | 103 N. Adams St. | Bloomington, Indiana – June 6 – 8. Opening Reception: Friday June 6, 7pm – 11pm Feral Dynamics presents a designed art environment, a lofted fort in the Indiana hills filled with animal investigations and modern obliterations, informed by a line of thought stretching from coast to coast. Many months of e- and tactile trades culminate in a weeklong terrestrial convergence at base camp, where works hang, stretch, and sprawl from floor to ceiling and beyond, the result of 3 overlapping layers of collaborative and solo research, external and internal.   More on the artists here.

Musica in Situ = Music on Location The Monroe County Courthouse will resonate with choral music during a project called “Musica in Situ” (Music on Location) Friday, June 6, 7:30pm.  The concert is free.  Now in its 4th season, this Ball State University event highlights historic and interesting architectural sites across Indiana. When great music meets great architecture, each art form enhances the other.  An intergenerational choir from the Muncie area will bring a program of music specifically chosen to highlight the acoustical and visual properties of each concert venue, led by Dr. Andrew Crow.  Participating singers are a mixture of Ball State University students with members of Muncie’s Masterworks Chorale and other choirs from the Muncie community who have volunteered their time and talent.  Singers range in age from 18 to their 80’s. Those who attend the free performances can expect to hear a variety of choral music, learn a bit about the history of each space, and even participate in communal singing.  In prior summers, Musica in Situ brought music performances to more than 2000 audience members in Indiana and surrounding states. Each family-friendly concert lasts a little more than an hour. Audience is invited to dress casually. More here.

Non-Profit Booth Spaces Available at Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts for Arts and Cultural Organizations The 4th Street Festival provides space to arts and cultural organizations to promote and inform the public about their activities and distribute promotional literature.  Space is available to any nonprofit group devoted to an arts activity or discipline including public broadcasting, community arts centers and public or private school arts groups, bands and choruses. The Festival will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, August 31st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Set-up time begins approximately at8:00AM.  Applications for booth space are due July 15. For an application click here.

Makers Gonna Make: Help Bring Gathering to Downtown After this winter’s icy exploits it is refreshing to see Bloomington coming to life again. Gathering, a favorite Bloomington handicraft pop-up shop, is kicking off the summer with a Kickstarter project aimed at helping the pop-up to grow into a permanent brick and mortar shop in downtown Bloomington named Gather.  You can support the Kickstarter by following this link ( Rewards range from Gather postcards to a screen printed tote bag, to having the Gallery Wall named after you! About Gathering Founded in 2013, Gathering has fulfilled its mission as a pop-up shop dedicated to advocating local and regional artists in the Bloomington area and beyond. Talia Halliday, the local handmade artist behind Conduit Press and founder of Bloomington Creatives Collective, operates Gathering. Gathering provides artists an opportunity to display and sell their work, while encouraging shoppers to buy handmade and local items.

June Gallery Walk Downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, invite you to stroll the Downtown GalleryWalk. June’s Gallery Walk will be Friday, June 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. More here.

Several downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, invite you to stroll our year-round Downtown GalleryWalk. You’ll find a wealth of artwork in each distinct gallery, with atmospheres range from sophisticated to funky. Whatever your taste in fine art and craft, you’re sure to find something you love during your Downtown GalleryWalk. – See more at:

Several downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, invite you to stroll our year-round Downtown GalleryWalk. You’ll find a wealth of artwork in each distinct gallery, with atmospheres range from sophisticated to funky. Whatever your taste in fine art and craft, you’re sure to find something you love during your Downtown GalleryWalk. – See more at:

Come celebrate with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for a free public reception on Saturday, June 14th from 6 – 8 pm in the City Hall Atrium (401 North Morton Street, Bloomington). – Meet the new Artistic Director, Adam Bodony – Learn about the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s historic 45th season  – Talk about the BSO’s new partnership with the Buskirk Chumley Theater Highlights of the evening will include live music by the Symphony Winds and the Bloomington Brass Quintet, special guest appearances by former Music Directors Charles Latshaw and Nicholas Hersh, and a drawing to win FREE 45th season tickets!   Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by FARM, Lennie’s, Scholar’s Inn, Bloomingfoods, Mother Bear’s, and Kroger.

“Bewitched by Love”

Mark your calendars for this fifth annual free community concert, to be held on Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. Sixth Street (in the Near West Side).  Come celebrate love’s enchantment and raise some money for the Fairview Elementary School literacy program.  Come experience musical enchantment with “Bewitched by Love” – a free summer concert that celebrates the magic potions and poisons that inflame our hearts.  Waltz to tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow – and watch what happens when people decide to knock back magic elixirs and inhale poisoned flowers. Soprano Anna Singer and baritone Richard Lewis are back this summer, along with pianist Gregory Wang, to regale you with music from Broadway and opera and introduce you to characters who put their trust in the promise of magic.  You’ll hear classic tunes like “Witchcraft” and “You Do Something to Me,” as well as visit the magical operas of Rossini and Wagner – with a little detour through the poisonous world of Lucretia Borgia. Organizers want to share a little magic with others, at this free concert they will accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy program.  So, whether you want to enjoy musical bewitchment or give generously to your community, come join them!  This program is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.

Registration Open Now for  “The Business of Art: Financial Management for Artists and Arts Organizations”  BEAD in partnership with the City of Bloomington Arts Commission will host  two workshops for arts and cultural organizations and artists presented by Elaine Luttrull, author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.   In The Business of Art: Financial Management for Arts Organizations, Luttrull will cover best practices an arts and cultural organization may adopt to develop strong and effective governance and financial policies. Key topics to be covered include budgeting, managing cash flow, taxes, governance and internal controls. The workshop will be on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am -1:00 pm at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center   In The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists, Luttrull will lead discussions and activities to empower visual artists, musicians, literary artists, and creative entrepreneurs to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting, the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional and managing cash flow. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs also will be covered. This  two-day workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm-6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists.   Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She is also a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts.  For more information, please visit  Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited.  To register, click here.   Advance registration is required.  Workshops are made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional support provided by BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

Job and Internship Opportunities


Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes.  Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Clips of Faith Beer & Film Tour – May 30 Sixty-Five volunteers, including 17 people with bartending permits, are needed at Bryan Park on Friday, May 30 for the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour, a fun fundraiser for Open Streets Bloomington in partnership with the New Belgium Brewing Company. Shifts include: set-up crew from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; event crew from 6-10 p.m. (this includes beer servers*, ID checkers, and information booth); and clean-up crew from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.Those interested in being a server must complete the temporary bartender application found here: Minimum age is 21. All volunteers receive 3 free raffle tickets for the bicycle drawing and New Belgium Beer as a thank you gift for helping Open Streets! To view a complete list of shifts and descriptions or sign up to volunteer, or contact Anna Dragovich at

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is Seeking Steering Committee Members! The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is currently seeking new members for the Steering Committee. We are looking for dancers, musicians, writers, venue owners, and arts advocates who are able to meet at least once per month and help guide the development of new programs and initiatives. For more information, please email Ann Fields, Marketing Chair:

IU Art Museum Volunteers Needed Events Volunteers The IU Art Museum is currently seeking volunteers for summer events. Volunteers are needed to assist guests during several events in June and July. Additional help is also needed to distribute promotional materials during the months of May and June. For more information, please contact Ann Fields at 856-3138 or Volunteers Needed for Face-Painting The IU Art Museum is currently looking for several volunteers who have face-painting experience for the upcoming Midsummer Night celebration on June 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact

Intern/Volunteers Needed for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Website – Experienced web design intern needed for upkeep and creation of database and arts based website. Applicant must be familiar with web design, Weebly, database administration, as well as social media marketing via Facebook and Twitter. Marketing – High energy individual needed for ongoing arts-based marketing, including social media, press releases and a power point presentation. Good communication skills required to train volunteer team in marketing presentation to local businesses and organizations. Email

Artist and Creative Spaces Available

CFC Properties

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Art in Odd Places 2014: Open Call for Project Proposals  Deadline: June 21 Along Market Street up to and including Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN Art in Odd Places (AiOP) began as an action by a group of artists led by Ed Woodham to encourage local participation in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 2005, after moving back to New York City, he re imagined it as a response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties – first in the Lower East Side and East Village, and since 2008, on 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP has always been a grassroots project fueled by the goodwill and inventiveness of its participants. Click here to apply!

Columbus, IN Art Show Call for Entries On Saturday, November 15, Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show will be held at The Commons, a civic space in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Those who are interested in exhibiting are to submit digital photos and an application in order to be juried. Deadline for applications is June 17, and artists will be notified of the jury results by July 8. Booth rental fee of $85 must be paid by July 22. An application is attached, and or it may be downloaded at The application is also available at the Columbus Area Arts Council office, 300 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Call for SubmissionsKessler McGarry, “Destruction”, detail—digital photograph, 2013.  Exhibited in the Education Gallery, March 2014. JUNE 1-JULY 11 Scheduling shows from January 2015 through summer 2015. Apply at:    ·       O% commission.  You keep 100% of your sales. ·       Receptions, publicity, and advertising support by Ivy Tech. ·       Rates from $65 – $175, plus tax. ·       Shows run for one month.  Application fee:  $25. ·       6 galleries:  5 traditional spaces and one video gallery.   Policies and FAQs: To see art by 2013-14 exhibitors: Gallery floor plans and photographs:


Call to Artists – Monroe County (Bloomington) – Northwest YMCA The Monroe County YMCA is issuing a Call to Artists to submit applications for consideration for a site-specific outdoor sculpture commission for their new Northwest Branch, located at 1375 N. Wellness Way in Bloomington, Indiana. Artists should submit a conceptual and material approach to the project and a proposed budget.  For complete prospectus, click here.  Deadline for proposals is June 2, 2014.

Call for Filmmakers from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater The Buskirk-Chumley Theater announces two opportunities for local filmmakers. The Mix-Off: Bloomington’s Ultimate Bartender Showdown Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014 Submission Deadline: October 6, 2014 Screening: October 10, 2014 Filmmakers are invited to register by May 30 to participate in the annual Mix-Off Bartender Showdown film competition. Registered filmmakers will be assigned the title of their film (the name of a competing cocktail) on September 1 and should submit their cocktail-themed film on DVD or Blu-Ray (16:9) by October 6 at 5pm. Films should be no more than three minutes in length, including credits. Films will be screened at The Mix-Off on October 10 and the audience will vote for the favorite. The winning filmmaker/team will receive a rent-free use of the theater (other fees still apply) for the film-related event of their choice, to be used during June, July, or August of 2015. Bloomington Cycles Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014 Submission Deadline: September 26, 2014 Screening: October 5, 2014 Filmmakers are invited to register by May 30 to participate in the film competition as part of the Bloomington Cycles event at the BCT. Filmmakers will create a short film on the broadly-interpreted theme “Bloomington Cycles.” Films should be no more than three minutes in length, including credits, and should be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray (16:9) by September 26 at 5pm. Films will be screened as part of Bloomington Cycles on October 5 and the audience will vote for the favorite. The winning filmmaker/team will receive a rent-free use of the theater (other fees still apply) for the film-related event of their choice, to be used during June, July, or August of 2015. Other Bloomington Cycles activities on October 5 will include screenings of Breaking Away and Half the Road. For more information about either of these opportunities or to register, contact Danielle McClelland at or 812-323-3022.

Call for Makers Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making.  Makevention is all about makers including tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, hobbyists, and tinkerers all who have a love of making. . Makevention 2014 will be held August 30, 2014 at the Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Organizers are currently taking exhibitor applications for this year’s event. Go to our Call for Makers page to reserve your space today.  If you are interested in exhibiting at Makevention, please put in an application. If you have any questions, contact us at

Interested in who exhibits at Makevention? Check out the exhibitor list from 2013:

 More info on the website here! 


IU Art Museum Events

Midsummer Night at the Art Museum will take place Saturday, June 21, 8:00–10:00 p.m. During this special event, all three permanent collection galleries will be open to the public. Live music can be enjoyed on the front plaza of the museum where the regional music group, the Dynamics, will be playing.  Performing R&B, funk, and blues classics by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament Funkadelic, this eight-piece band will leave you singing and dancing into the night! The evening will also serve as the kick-off for the re-kindling of the iconic Light Totem, which has been undergoing restoration for almost a year. Guests will be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. As always, admission is free to the event.


Thematic Tour: Art and Storytelling takes place on Saturday, June 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. The tour will be led and presented by IU Art Museum docent Patty Callison. This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with particular works of art, as well as the museum.


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