Area Arts Showcase Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Arts Showcase Hours Friday (5pm-8pm) Saturday (9am-2pm)

The Downtown Bloomington Arts Showcase (aka Area Arts Showcase) will take place during First Friday, May 6 from 5-8 pm, and the following Saturday morning, from 9 – 2. 

For more background and details, you can listen to the WGLT interview with Brian Simpson and Amy Wolfe. Thanks Brian and Amy for all your hard work!

Visual Artists will be showing works throughout the Downtown Area in several businesses, studios and galleries. This year, musical artists have been added to the mix, performing as buskers in different areas of downtown and on the main stage at Withers Park. This event is co sponsored by the the Downtown Bloomington Association and Connect Transit, who will be offering free tokens and maps to facilitate movement in and around the Downtown area. A detailed schedule of events will be available at each venue and at the DBA Farmers’ Market, which opens it outdoor season on Saturday May 7.


Artists Exhibiting:
Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio and Creative Space-Angel Ambrose
Art Vortex Studio-Janeen Baird, Kara Kirchner, Carol Boerckel
Bobzbay-Ben Nydegger, Frank Bush
Cravin Donuts-Philip/Glenda Gangler, Lisa Hinshaw
Crossroads-Grace Sheese, Anneke Schweers
Eaton Studio Gallery-Mary Jo Adams, Ken Chiu, Herb Eaton, Ken Kashian
Gallery 404-Jeff Bess, Seth Gordon, Mandy Roeing
History Museum-Michele Petersen, Rose Tuttle, Anita O'Shea, Lizbeth Ogiela-Scheck, Monica Eastbrook
Inside Out Mary-Leung, Robin Redman, Sheila Lamberson,
Joann Goetzinger Studio-Joann Goetzinger
Refine 309-Susan Palmer
Rhea Edge Studio-Rhea Edge
Specs Around Town-Cynthia Kukla, Reenie Bradley
Three Square Gallery-Vickie Wilkin, Amy Wolfe, Brian K Simpson
Jeff Little Studio-Jeff Little
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Ramp Art Gallery Michael Amis-Glass Making
Inside Out-Sue Drummet-Various
History Museum-Dawn Malone-book signing

Friday Night Only 5pm-8pm
Satio-Jenny Crones
Inside Out-Cindy Lawson-Kester, Mary Jo Johnson, Jean Hickok, Sue Drummet, Beth Smith, 
Pat Gustafson, Carrie Finson
Behind the Glass-Chrissy Reinek
McLean County Arts Center-Tony Rio, Emerging Artists of Illinois

Wither's Park
5:00 - 5:30 - Alex Jordine
5:45 – 6:45 – The Magpies
7:00 – 8:00 – The Charm
5:00 – 6:15 - War Painted Horses
Fox & Hounds Foyer 6:30 – 7:30 – Hot Sauce Universe
Outside Main Gallery 404-5:00 – 8:00 (TBD)- Jeni Bratcher
History Museum 6:00 – 6:45 – Cellist

Dapper Pets Meltdown Graphics Screenprint
Inside Out Anuja Durwas--Henna Painting
Mary Leung--Watercolor
Inside-Out Debbie Bohannon Reading 5:30 & 7pm

Saturday Only 9am-2pm
Bloomington Public Library Permanent Collection
Inside Out-Theresa Chambers

Music Schedule
Wither's Park
9:00 – 9:45 – David Berchtold
10:00 – 11:15 – Disorganizer
11:30 – 12:45 – Hallacinato
1:00 – 1:45 – Marc Boon
Eaton Gallery 11:00-Dave Davenport
Illinois Tattoo Co. 12:00 – 2:00 – Cerebral Ghost
Fox & Hounds Foyer 10:00 – 2:00 – Hedge Apples

Inside Out - Leslie Maurer-zentangle, Yvonne Hamm-Charcoal Portrait

To everyone who coordinated this event! Wow, what a great event it will be!