Downtown Bloomington is home to over 100 shops, restaurants, and services ready to provide you with distinctive merchandise and friendly small town customer service. Browse our online directory and then come down and see our restaurants, cafes, fashion boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and other stores in person.
An asterisk * beside a business name indicates they are being recognized as members of the Downtown Bloomington Association.
Behind the Glass Gallery and StudioBehind the Glass Gallery and Studio Owner/Contact: Natalie Roseman
Behind The Glass is an individually owned art gallery providing reasonably priced show and sale space for artists. The studio is available for classes of all ages. Natalie teaches focusing in drawing and watercolor technique and method to enhance individual creativity. Display space is available for student artists to introduce their talents and make a step toward pursuing the arts in the future. Receptions are at least once a month. The space is available for birthday parties, special events and meetings. Musicians are welcome to showcase their talents on a small front stage perfect for acoustic performances in a cozy setting.
Beluga Press Art Studio*Beluga Press Art Studio* Owner/Contact: Rhea Edge
Rhea is an Artist, Teacher and Naturalist.
Currently an Associate Professor of Art at Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois and President of the John Wesley Powell Chapter of the National Audubon Society, Rhea blends her love of Art with her lifelong love of Nature to create works of beauty and significance.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts*Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts*
The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) is the centerpiece of the city’s Cultural District, which also includes a festival park and a forthcoming creativity center for arts education. The fastest growing performing arts venue in downstate Illinois, the BCPA features a 1,200 seat auditorium and a multipurpose ballroom.