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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 »
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 »
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