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December 2016

Wither’s Park Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
The Downtown Bloomington Association, in partnership with the City of Bloomington Parks Department, will light the giant Evergreen at Wither’s Park to kick off the December First Friday – Once Upon a Holiday Event. Carolers are invited to help celebrate with song, beginning at 5 pm. Wither’s Park is located at the corner of Washington and East Street, in front of PNC Bank.   Find out more »

December First Friday – Once Upon a Holiday

December 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  Featuring the following Artists: Herb Eaton Gallery, 411 N. Center, will feature Deborah Carr Singer signing and selling her new book “Haunted Bloomington-Normal Illinois. Herb Eaton will be signing and selling his Illuminated Fable “The Princess and the Tadpole” and his Ink Series “Simple Places” and Mary Jo Adams will be signing and selling her Prairie Journals and Calendars of photos and quotes, and cards. Joann Goetzinger Studio and Gallery, 313 N Main, will have Joann Goetzinger creating abstract… Find out more »
January 2017

ART 2017 – Downtown Artists/First Fridays

January 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Artists will be offering the following themes for First Friday, 2017! Lots of great new events to look forward to! Mark your calendars, and plan YOUR down time! January 6, 2017   Downtown Bloomington Artists Encourage the Making of Art in the New Year. The artists’ studios and galleries in Downtown Bloomington invite everyone to start the New Year by engaging your creativity and making your own special piece of art for First Friday, January 6th from 5… Find out more »
February 2017

February First Friday – Tour de Chocolat’

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our February First Friday – The annual TOUR de CHOCOLAT’ Retailers, Restaurants and Galleries invite you to sample chocolates and enjoy yourself in Downtown Bloomington. Here is our complete list of participating businesses >>> Biz listing and map 2017   Find out more »
March 2017

MARCH FIRST FRIDAY – Artist Trading Card Release

March 3 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Join us and all of Downtown Bloomington for the latest release of Artist Trading Cards…affordable original art mini-masterpieces being featured in galleries and businesses throughout downtown. Prices start at $5 so you can begin or add to your collection now!! CLICK HERE  for a full list of participating businesses this month, and COME DOWNTOWN! OOPS! Due to print deadlines, we missed one! Merlot and a Masterpiece is offering a First Friday Special –  Pick your own Painting with Artist Mandy… Find out more »
April 2017

April First Friday – Spring Art Walk

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
It’s SPRING! Come on out and visit the shops and galleries of your City Center Friday, April 7, 5-8 pm! There will be music, and ART with visiting artists at our participating galleries. Check out more below! Center Street Kelly’s Bakery and Café – 113N. CENTER – Will be open featuring the artwork of Jeanna Powell. Satio– 306 N. CENTER –  Open until midnight. Offering a winetasting featuring unique wines from the Coppola Winery for $8. Specs Around Town –… Find out more »
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