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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 »
May 2017

May First Friday / Area Artist Invitational

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Map and business listing 2017-2a ITS FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN, AND WE ARE STAYING OPEN LATE JUST FOR YOU! That’s right – on the FIRST FRIDAY of EVERY month, our businesses stay open later, to give a chance to come down for shopping, dining, browsing and end enjoying the wonderful hub of arts and entertainment located in the heart of our city! These participating businesses are looking forward to helping you find just the right gift for MOM or your favorite… Find out more »
June 2017

Cogs and Corsets; A Steampunk Happening

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington,
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  We are so excited to be introducing this BRAND NEW June First Friday – an event so big we’ve filled the WHOLE WEEKEND! First things first – ITS A FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN! Our retailers and galleries are staying open later just for YOU – we hope you’ll come down and rediscover what our amazing city center has to offer!  HERE’S THE OFFICIAL FIRST FRIDAY MAP AND BUSINESS LISTING And here is more information on the First Annual Cogs and… Find out more »
July 2017

July First Friday- Artistic Freedom and Picnics in the Park

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Summer Fun Continues Downtown with our July First Friday, Artistic Freedom and Picnics in the Park. Grab dinner, and sit and enjoy our many outdoor seating areas downtown. Celebrate Summer Fun with the Shops on Center Street! AS ALWAYS, OUR PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES EXTEND THEIR BUSINESS HOURS SO THEY CAN MEET AND GREET NEW CUSTOMERS, AND GIVE THANKS TO THEIR ALREADY LOYAL FANS! CHECK OUT THE FULL Map and business listing 2017 and plan YOUR Down time!  ALSO HAPPENING FIRST FRIDAY: Trades… Find out more »
August 2017

August First Friday

August 4 @ 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 »
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