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Category - Arts & Culture

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Gallery Walk is an event put together by Gallery Walk Bloomington. What is the event? Gallery Walk Art Openings and Receptions feature original art, both local and international, opportunities to meet the artists, live music, food, and more. When is the event?... Read More

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Music in Bloomington Cari Ray at Oliver Winery: June 1 | Oliver Winery | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stephen Marley: Acoustic Jam Tour: June 4 | Buskirk-Chumley Theater | 8:00 pm Son of Bob and Rita Marley, and eight-time Grammy award-winning musician and producer, Stephen Marley is coming to Bloomington!... Read More

Friday, May 3, 2019

Visit Indiana Week is an annual celebration of all wonderful things to see and do in the Hoosier State. This week is in conjunction with National Tourism Week, which is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy,... Read More

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? Granfalloon is an annual festival hosted by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. What is the event? Granfalloon is a multi-day festival of art, music, and scholarship inspired by iconic Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut. The festival includes an academic conference and... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Cherry Docs: May 8 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | 7:30 pm Cardinal Stage presents "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley": May 10 - May 26 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary Bring the entire family to sing along to this hilarious play. To Quiet the... Read More

Friday, April 12, 2019

May 18th is International Museum Day, a chance for museums around the world to be celebrated and for the public to learn more about the important role museums play in education and preservation. But one day is really not enough, so it's been stretched into Museum Month! Bloomington is lucky to be... Read More

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it’s incredibly accepting. You might not think of a small Midwestern city as a melting pot for people of every sort of culture and identity, but that’s exactly what Bloomington is. Bloomington is a place where you don’t have to be afraid to be you. We... Read More

Friday, April 5, 2019

It's your senior year and you are about to leave Bloomington. You've said goodbye to friends who have turned into family and professors that have turned into mentors. But, have you said goodbye to Bloomington that has turned into "home"? Scroll through our list of mandatory "must-do's" and start... Read More

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 28 th annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases 200 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops for... Read More

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are a number of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you... Read More