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The Bloomington Area Arts Council supports public participation in the arts by developing, strengthening, and promoting the cultural resources of Bloomington and Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe and Owen Counties.
Phone: 812-331-1263
The Bloomington Early Music Festival encourages and celebrates historically informed performance with an annual festival, seasonal concerts, numerous educational events in the immediate regions, and by committed support for emerging performing artists.
Phone: 812-334-3255
By Hand Gallery boasts the largest collection of local contemporary crafts in the area. Featuring gold and silver jewelry, hardwood furniture and accessories, pottery, blown glass, hand-woven goods, leather, prints and more. This partnership of crafts people has been together for over 25 years. Hours are Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 5:30 pm.
Phone: 812-336-4564
Cardinal Stage Company is dedicated to the establishment of a professional, not-for-profit theatre company in Bloomington, Indiana. Cardinal produces vital interpretations of established classics and develops ad produces original material of local interest and national importance. Cardinal scouts impassioned and exceptional theater artists and then champions their efforts; Cardinal holds that inspiring work happens when artists lead.Cardinal is committed to the development of local talent through our training and innovative mentoring programs. The company aims to cultivate a lifelong passion for theater in audiences of diverse ages, cultures and economic backgrounds.
Carolyn Rogers Richard
Phone: 812-824-2880
A resource for independent and amateur filmmakers. Our goal is to demystify filmmaking and help bring together people with various skills and interests, including actors, writers, artists, musicians, directors and film buffs.
Phone: 812-339-6825
Local Bloomington cartoonist. Published in Taiwan. Comic Strip by artist Rich Reardin. "Cosmic-Tomix" is about awakening to the human experience of persuing a path of enlightenment…even when that path seems strewn with the mundane or the benign. Cosmic Tom inspires us to "look again" at our world.
Phone: 765-342-9746
I will be updating new images each month so please browse and vote.I would love for you to leave a testamonial just so i can see what is liked or not liked.outsider/psychic-visionary artistJohnnie belindaMy art has evolved out of a personal need to nurture self.Art has become my secret journal of myself.There are no words that can be read to betray me, only images and symbols flowing from ink or paints to express what I am feeling.I do not care if there is a straight line or perfect image but one that moves me.I am not perfect so why should my art be so?Like a chef who tries new recipes delighting in some and tossing others away ,my mediums and style vary from day to day painted in mintues or hours.Each day is a new feeling to life so I have become experimental in my art.My art is a collective of my thoughts primitive at times spiritual at others sensual to erotic but always maternal in my protectiveness of each piece for they are my children.I also take inspirition from images I recieve during psychic readings for my clients,to the drawing table creating works, which are true to my nature. I am self-taught and consider my style that of the outsider artist.pet portraits, which come with a psychic reading about the pet, abstract pieces where animals or ghostly images appear. primitive art, which evoke imagation, are my true expression. I have recieved numerous awards for my works and currently my art may be seen at these locations. Bellevue Gallery 107 w. 9th street Bloomington In. andArt works 147 n. Jefferson street Martinsville In.
Phone: 812-331-1380
Hand crafted from beginning to end
Phone: 812-360-0549
Website: www.ddbd.org
Different Drummer Belly Dancers mixes traditional belly dancing and modern music, borrowing from cabaret, American Tribal, Fusion, and Dunyavi Gypsy styles of belly dance. We believe the power, beauty, joy, and grace of belly dance can be expressed in our modern 20th and 21st century music. Plus audiences love it!
Phone: 812-336-2039
Offering custom framing equal to museum conservation standards utilizing creative matting and shadow box framing. We also sell prints, posters, limited edition prints, picture lights, photo frames, and mirrors. Customer service and satisfaction are our main goals.
Phone: 812-333-0536
gallery406 is located in the Wicks Building on the north side of the square. The work we show focuses on but not limited to photography. We have a new guest artist every two months.
Grunwald Gallery Of Art
Phone: 812-855-8490
Phone: 812-369-5357
My artistic goal has been to create images that uplift the spirit and make visual music which sings to the soul. I enjoy every aspect of what ever I am working on. I also enjoy acting as a creative coach for youth and adults and facilitating their process through private classes and group explorations. My art is in private and public collectionsas well as in my Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe and By Hand Gallery. “Peace Words”, an open book, hangs in the Indiana University Fine Arts Library as part of their extensive artist books collection. As a Reiki Master Practitioner, Spiritual Healer, Prayer Shaman and Teacher, I see clients by appointment and teach individuals, families and children by arrangement. I use my understandings of Energy Medicine into all that I create through art or spoken word. I am a resource for those seeking to explore more joy, creative mindfulness through play and using tools to support healing intentionally through relaxation, releasing and restoration. I have been working in and exploring this area since the 1970’s.My personal work in this time is to crafting a more peaceful and sustainable world. A long term project whose parts have ebbed and flowed is my work with the non-profit resource Green Dove Network, Inc., the umbrella for Local Food Bloomington and the Indiana Holistic Health Network
Phone: 812-360-5259
High Strung Jewelry is the art of Tanya Tegmeyer-Rodriguez and Arturo Rodriguez.
Phone: 812-855-5445
Visit the IU Art Museum where admission is ALWAYS FREE. Our encyclopedic collection includes works from around the globe, including paintings by Picasso, Pollock, Monet, and many many more. Visit our website for current exhibitions and installations.
Phone: 812-822-1128
Website: ireneolds.com
Irene Olds is a prolific Indiana Cartoonist and Illustrator. Working in various media (including prismacolor, pastel, graphite, pen and ink, and charcoal) Irene has created thousands of images, all of which are available for purchase.These images are suitable for publication in any form, including calendars, magazines, clothing, commercial use, promotional items, greeting cards, branding, etc.Bring your idea, and Irene will match it with an image!For a general idea of Irene’s style, a small representation of work is included in the portfolio gallery. For a better idea of how Irene’s work will fit into your project, please contact her via email, or phone.
A not-for-profit community organization based in Bloomington, Indiana, and dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of jazz in all its varieties, in Bloomington and the surrounding areas.
Phone: 812-824-3003
Internationally known, Bloomington-based artist Jennifer Garant’s work expresses the exuberance and joy found in a life lived to the fullest.Jennifer’s work has been commissioned by collectors around the world, from public and private organizations to corporations and celebrities, and has been shown and collected by galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her signature chefs have been distributed world-wide on a wide variety of licensed products for the home.
Phone: 812-876-9070
Jessica Thurman is an artist from Bloomington, Indiana who works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and especially airbrushing. She works as the in-house airbrush artist for Thurman Body Shop. You can contact her by phone or email (812-876-9070 and jthurman@gawab.com) for commissions and inquiries. “Capture your imagination in paint.”
Phone: 812-824-9681
I currently work in three different painting styles. Endlessly intrigued with nature, the focus of much of my paintings has been local birds and vegetation. My work is influenced by classes taken with several Chinese artists. The use of the bamboo brush and minimal brush strokes lends itself to the freshness of the subject. I continue to explore the fluidity of watercolor and strive to capture the energy of nature’s ever changing imagery.I also enjoy doing musician gesture drawings. These are done while listening to live performances so that the music influences the lines. I do many sketches in order to accomplish my goal of expressing the most with the least amount of line.Recently I’m returning to abstracts. Using acrylic paint as a medium, I spend a lot of attention mixing the colors while referring to color combinations in nature. Then with careful manipulation, sometimes only using my hands, I allow the paint to pool and flow creating the natural abstractions. Frequently I find some of the most exciting areas to be rather small, so photograph and enlarge the area creating new compositions.Though these three styles appear very different, they are similar in that I am trying to capture the energy of the moment.Commissions are welcomed.
Phone: 404-624-6606
I’m a Artist who likes to touch on lots of different media . I achieved a Bachelors of Fine art from Savannah College of Art and Design, and have over Twenty feature films under my belt from working in Hollywood. I generally Love art.Primarily I am a Computer artist, Photoshop, Graphic design , Web Design, Motion Graphics, Editing and Visual Effects.I also Love spending time Painting and experimenting in mixed media and do Fine art Commissions .Please call on me for any Art and Design needs .
Phone: 812-961-0718
Matthew Gordon Levandoski is a Fine Art Photographer living and working in Bloomington, Indiana, by way of Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada. He is nationally and internationally published in print, web and book form, as well as having been commisioned for musical album liner notes. His aspirations are to always stretch the borders of creativity within his medium and push the limits of ideas. Commisions for private collectors.
Phone: 812-334-2992
Website: MoesAche.com
See The Latest From Moe’s Ache Studio Online! Although our studio is named Moe’s Ache (say it quickly), there is no actual person named Moe involved with the mosaic sculpture and installations created here. We felt it necessary to christen the studio with a name that evokes the same humor that encompasses our work. We often start by reclaiming everyday objects, many destined for the landfill, reinventing them using both traditional and innovative mosaic techniques.Adding a touch of humor and a bit of whimsey, we strive to create public and commercial artwork that evokes a smile while reminding us of our role as resourceful stewards of our planet. If our trash is to come back and haunt us, it should be in a form we can enjoy!We’d love to create a custom piece just for you! Where can you see Moe’s Ache pieces? Check our Face Book page for current shows
Phone: 812-330-0890
The Musical Arts Youth Orchestra offers a full symphonic orchestra experience to young musicians in south central Indiana. MAYO also offers chamber music coaching through its Chamber music Program and jazz combo experience through its Jazz Program. Young musicians from eleven Southern Indiana counties participate. The MAYO mission is to provide musical training to a wide array of students of all levels and backgrounds, to promote excellence while fostering individual development, and to prepare students not just as musicians but as community members.
Phone: 812-876-3424
North Wind Kites beautifully handcrafts single line kites made of durable 3/4 oz. rip-stop nylon. Many styles available including the two tone fringed delta in Lg and Sm, the double diamond box, tri-star box, mini and super snowflake, 9ft. and 6ft. conyne delta, Lg and Sm sky ray delta, 5 ft. delta and Braswell’s tumbling star. Prices range from $20 – $ 150. Kite line available. Free Bloomington delivery.
Pygmalion’s Art Supplies
Phone: 812-332-0025
Custom Handmade Furniture, Woodworking, Miniature Spiral Staircases and Cocoon Lamps
Phone: 812-320-0695
I am a “people person” and love Nature. I love to share my love of the Divine Creative. My art takes me in a variety of directions. I love paper, printmaking, and painting. But, I also enjoy the camera and have studied photography. Therefore, I find that I create in a number of veins. I create in collage, watercolor and incorporate many printmaking techniques. I live in rural Indiana and love the landscape. Many of my paintings are a reflection of places and times of the year. Much of my work is watercolor. I am a Signature member of the Bloomington Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana.I am a retired Art teacher, and I have found myself still wanting to guide others~ now I am placing my focus on women and helping them midwife their own discovery of the “face of their Guide” through a process called “The Art of Allowing”. I am working with women one-on-one. If this intrigues you, please contact me.Some bodies of my work I call inner landscapes. In these pieces, I work abstractly with handmade papers from my own studio and from around the world, creating collages with printing techniques and found objects. I have been working with Mandalas for decades, and I am available to work with you to create a “personal mandala”. Many of my pieces are available as giclee prints in a variety of sizes. Cards are also available in 2 sizes.
Welcome to Stages Bloomington!Stages Bloomington, winner of the Broadway Junior Spirit Award at the 2009 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta , Georgia, gives children in Bloomington and the surrounding communities the opportunity to learn about and participate in musical theatre, while building self esteem and self confidence. No prior experience is necessary and all participants are included in the performances.
Phone: 812-334-1542
I think my paintings could be called “haunted realism.” I intend the spirits of the land and the plants to be felt in the experience of the paintings. This speaks from an older, more “primitive” view of the world, where everything is known to be alive and possessing spirit and consciousness. I think as young children, we all experience the world in this way.I want my paintings to be an antidote to a culture where nothing is sacred. I hope my paintings help the viewer connect to the beautiful, abundant life spirit around and within us.
Natural light photography including portraits for all ages, events and nature. I offer nature/art prints for sale on my website.I shoot on location using natural light.
Phone: 812-339-4200
Our goal is to provide a venue for the finest in artistic and functional, handcrafted works of art. Visit with us and see the latest in contemporary styles of local, regional, and national artwork. Oils and watercolors, ceramics, semi-precious stone jewelry, wood and leather craft, just to name a few of mediums you will find as you wend your way through The Venue!
Phone: 812-369-2155
Theatre of the People (TOP) is Bloomington, Indiana’s inclusive dramatic arts and theatre education community that nourishes and nurtures the ”human value” of ensemble storytelling to benefit the greater public good. By the People and For the People, TOP is your community theatre.Join Us!
Your Art Here (YAH) is an Indiana-based non-profit public art organization created to provide the Bloomington and Indianapolis communities with an opportunity to engage in visual, public dialogue via the appropriation of billboard and other public spaces.