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May First Friday – Downtown Bloomington Arts Showcase
May 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - May 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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
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.
200 N. Main – McLean County Museum of History
Artists Michele Petersen, Rose Tuttle, Anita O’Shea, Lizbeth Ogiela-Scheck, Monica
Cellist performing 6:00 – 6:45 ( Friday)
Estabrook, and a booksigning with Dawn Malone
309 N. Main – Red Raccoon Games
313 N. Main – Beluga Press Studio. Artist: Rhea Edge
313 A, Joann Goetzinger Studio. Artist: Joann Goetzinger
315 N. Main – Behind the Glass ( FRIDAY ONLY) Artist: Chrissy Reineke
404 N. Main – Main Gallery 404. Artists: Jeff Bess, Seth Gorden, Mandy Roeing
Live Music w. Jeni Bratcher
405 N. Main (Watcha) Cravin’ Donuts. Artists: Philip and Glenda Gangler, Lisa Hinshaw
416 N. Main – That Dapper Pet ( FRIDAY ONLY) Meltdown Creative Works Screenprinting
419 N. Main – Bobzbay. Artists: Ben Nydegger, Frank Bush
428 N. Main – Crossroads Handcrafts. Artists: Grace Sheese and Anneke Schweers
113 N. Center – Kelly’s Bakery and Cafe – Liz Guzaldo and Basil and Begonia
216 N. Center – J Bo’s Handbags and Accessories. Illustration Artist Shena Nicholas
306 N. Center – SATIO. (FRIDAY ONLY) Artist:Jenny Crones
317 N. Center -SPECS AROUND TOWN. Artists Renee Bradley and Cynthia Kukla
411 N. Center – Eaton Studio and Gallery. Artists: Herb Eaton, Ken Chiu, Mary Jo Bradley and Ken Kashian. Live Music Saturday w/ David Berchtold
507 N. Center – Squid Ink Tattoo & Art Gallery (FRIDAY ONLY) Artists Jeff Williams from NIL8, and various local artists. Music with DJ Andy Savage
101 W. Monroe – Monroe Building Art Studios.
Angel Ambrose Gallery – Angel Ambrose
Art Vortex Studio – janeen Baird, Kara Kirchner, Carol Boerckel
Jeff Little Studio – Jeff Little
104 W. Monroe – Three Square Studio. Artists: Brian K. Simpson, Vicki Wilken, Amy Wolf
109 W. Monroe (Saturday Only) Live Music 12 -2 w/ Cerebral Ghost
200 W. Monroe. INSIDE OUT ACCESSIBLE ART CO OP
Friday – Cindy Lawson Kester, Mary Jo Johnson, Jean Hickok, Sue Drummet, Beth Smith, Pat Gustafson, Carrie Finson.
Readings by Debbie Bohannnon, 5:30 and 7 pm
DEMONSTRATIONS – Henna Painting w/Anuja Durwas
Watercolor w/ Mary Leungg
Various Media – Sue Drummet
Saturday – Mary Leung, Robin Redman, Sheila Lamberson, Theresa Chambers
DEMONSTRATIONS – Zentangle w/ Leslie Maurer
Charcoal Portraits w/ Yvonne Hamm
200 W. Monroe Ste 101 – REFINE 309. Artist: Susan Palmer
LIVE MUSIC – Friday
5:00 – 6:15 – War Painted Horses
6:30 – 7:30 – Hot Sauce Universe
LIVE MUSIC – Saturday 10 -2 Hedge Apples
300 E. Grove – RAMP ARTS. Glass Making Demonstration with Michael Amis
205 E. Olive – BLOOMNGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Permanent Collections on Display
600 N. East – BLOOMINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Behind The Curtain Tour
601 N. East -MC LEAN COUNTY ARTS CENTER.
Artist: Tony Rio, Illinois Emerging Artist.
WASHINGTON STREET – WITHER’S PARK MUSIC STAGE
Friday Line up
5:00 – 5:30 – Alex Jordine
5:45 – 6:45 – The Magpies
7:00 – 8:00 – The Charm
Saturday Line Up
9:00 – 9:45 – David Berchtold
10:00-11:15 – Disorganizer
11:30 – 12:45 Hallucinato
1:00-1:45 – Marc Boon
This event is free to attend. Tips and donations to support DBA Programming would be gratefully accepted!