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August 2017

August First Friday

August 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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LIVE STREET ART! We are celebrating Live! Street Art. Check out our fantastic art galleries, retail stores, restaurants and bars as they stay open until 8 p.m. on the First Friday of every month. Map and business listing 2017 Find out more »
September 2017

September First Friday – September 1

September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
September’s First Friday is LOADED with creativity! We welcome the students back with a FALL FASHION Tour de Couture. Participating Retailers will preview that hottest looks for fall/winter. GREAT things are arriving- This First Friday is not to be missed! Check out all of the businesses that will be participating, Map and business listing 2017 And at the same time, or fantastic ART GALLERIES will be hosting NIGHT OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, and intriguing, collaborative exercise that began as a parlor… Find out more »
October 2017

October 1st Friday : Tour de Metro / ART Scavenger Hunt

October 6, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 pm
It’s October’s First Friday! We have so much to enjoy, starting with our annual loft showcase, the TOUR de METRO! Come see why so many people are choosing to live Downtown! The tour starts at 4:00, to give you extra time to see the sights! GET YOUR TOUR TICKETS HERE! Tour Map one sheet And it wouldn’t be a Downtown First Friday without our wonderful ARTISTS! They will be hosting an interactive ART SCAVENGER HUNT throughout the downtown, starting at… Find out more »
November 2017

November First Friday

November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Many of our Downtown businesses and art galleries extend their hours on the First Friday of every month. Visit some of your favorite businesses or discover some new ones.This month we will be highlighting the Art Galleries and studios as part of the Autumn Art Walk and the 17th Annual Art Around the Corner. Here is the map of the participating businesses. Find out more »
December 2017

December First Friday – Once Upon A Holiday

December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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December F1rst Fr1day! It is time for our annual family-friendly tradition of Live holiday window vignette’s. Many of our businesses will have actors or fun activities in their store front windows to celebrate the holiday season. If you wish to go caroling, we will gather at Withers Park at 5:15. Interim City Manager Rasmussen will light the tree for us at 5:30, and we will stroll and sing throughout the downtown. Here is the list of participating businesses OUAH map and… Find out more »
January 2018

January First Friday

January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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First Fridays are an opportunity to explore the diversity of Downtown Bloomington, retailers, restaurants and art galleries. Many of our businesses extend their hours until 8 p.m. on the First Friday of the month. Many of the art studios and galleries will have hands on art for guests to do. Here is the map of participating businesses for this First Friday. Find out more »
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