As You Stroll Around Town, Keep an Eye Out. There’s Art to be Found in Unlikely Places.
BY CARMEN SIERING
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER PFINGSTON
Art is plentiful in Bloomington, and there are plenty of obvious places to find it, from the I.M. Pei–designed Indiana University Eskenazi Museum of Art and local art galleries to artists’ collectives featuring folk art and handcrafts. But there’s also art in less likely places that you can discover by taking a walk down nearly any back street or alleyway. It’s a more populist form of art to be sure—colorful and creative murals and graffiti gracing the once-bare back walls of stores, restaurants, warehouses, and office buildings.
Check out this gallery with additional pictures of street art on walls that contribute to our city’s culture: