From art galleries to performing arts, Downtown has entertainment for everyone.
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.
Bloomington Public Library*Bloomington Public Library* Owner/Contact: Georgia Bouda
The mission of the Bloomington Public Library is to provide a helpful and friendly place for people of all ages to gain access to and enjoy the world of information; to support lifelong learning; and to be a partner for coping with change.
Castle Theatre, TheCastle Theatre, The Owner/Contact: Rory O’Connor
The Castle opens its doors to the next generation of dreamers seeking entertainment along Bloomington’s Cultural District with a diverse mix of live music, corporate, public and private events. The Castle is the most exciting live music venue between St Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Cavalera Evolution Entertainment /Bloomington Photographic StudiosCavalera Evolution Entertainment /Bloomington Photographic Studios Owner/Contact: Bradley Scott
Headed by Bradley Scott and Chase “the Charlie” Cavalera, this group of film makers creates features, shorts, webisodes, promos, commercials, print, music videos and more.
Despite occasional hiring of outside actors, Cavalera Evolution’s core group consists of “film makers” who are ready to take on all aspects of production.
Central Illinois Flying AcesCentral Illinois Flying Aces Owner/Contact: Nathan CAmeron
Known as the Bloomington Thunder from 2014-17, the Central Illinois Flying Aces rebranded for the 2017-18 season, its fourth season in the United States Hockey League. As a member of the USHL, the Flying Aces are a part of the United States’ only Tier 1 junior hockey league and the top development league for both NCAA Division I and NHL talent.
In just three seasons, the Flying Aces have helped nearly 40 players advance to the NCAA Division I level and have also cultivated five NHL Draft picks.