Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD)

  • Specially designated district within
  • downtown Bloomington.
  • Bloomington, IN 47402
  • (812) 349-3534

BEAD is downtown Bloomington's officially designated arts and cultural district. Located in the 60 blocks between the Sample Gates of Indiana University and the city's Near West Side neighborhood, BEAD is galleries, live music, performing arts, more than 90 restaurants and 100 specialty shops, parks, walking trails, hotels and cozy neighborhoods in ten distinct character districts - each with a personality all its own. It's a cultural district and a downtown like no other. For more on what BEAD has to offer, visit the destination website

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