24 Friday / May 24, 2019

Summer Kickoff Celebration

05:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Bryan Park, 1020 S Woodlawn Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events

“Kick off your summer with a celebration in Bryan Park! Start the evening with Play Day games and challenges, take a dip in Bryan Park Pool with FREE admission, and dry off in time to dance to live music and get hands-on to sample the many programs, events, and activities hosted by Bloomington Parks and Recreation this summer! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission to Bryan Park Pool
Children under 14 yrs. of age must be accompanied by a parent to enter the pool.
5-8 p.m. Play Zone, active games and challenges
5:30 p.m. – Performance by Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts- storysinging dance music
7:15 p.m. – Performance by Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs- country blues”

Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors

25 Saturday / May 25, 2019

Summer Fest 19 at Arepas Gastro Pub

07:00 pm to 04:00 am on May 26
Arepas Gastropub

Come out and join us for an evening of great music, food, and friends at our first annual Summer Fest 19 at Arepas Gastro Pub located at 242 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN.

Tickets on sale now at – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-fest-of-19-tickets-61935481693?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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7 Friday / June 7, 2019

4th and Rogers Block Party

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
4th Street and Rogers Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/

Welcome Summer with 4th and Rogers Block Party on Friday, June 7

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Bloomington summer with a First Friday block party on the evening of Friday, June 7 from 5–9 PM. West Fourth Street will be closed for a block on either side of Rogers Street with plentiful art, food, music, and activities for all ages.

The event is organized with the participation of a large group of neighborhood partners, including: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery, I Fell, Rainbow Bakery, Secretly Group, WFHB, rock paper scissors, Lotus, Ardent Instruments, Cicada Cinema, The Bike Shop, Satori Martial Arts, Power Plant Gallery, Persimmon Inn, Oona, Siosi Design, Goat Conspiracy Farm, The Venue Fine Arts, Artisan Alley, Gather, Pili’s Party Taco, Rasta Pops, and more.

Vegan barbeque from Rainbow Bakery, Mexican food from Pili’s Party Taco, frozen treats from Rasta Pops, and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches from Oona will all be on offer for dinner or after-dinner enjoyment. Sets by Busman’s Holiday, DJs from Secretly Group, and a local jazz combo will be happening throughout the evening.

For families, Lotus will offer art-making activities, goats from Goat Conspirary Farm will make an appearance, and plenty of sidewalk chalk will be available for impromptu creation. Satori Martial Arts will provide live martial arts demos for adults and kids.

Indoors, visitors can view exciting new work by several artists as part of Gallery Walk. Pictura Gallery is exhibiting photography work by Leigh Merrill (“This Place”), with a pop-up exhibit of woodworking and photography by Siosi Design in their theater space. Rainbow Bakery is opening a show of work by Bloomington multimedia artist Mitch Rainey. I Fell will be opening an exhibition of new art, TBA, and Power Plant Gallery (in the basement of I Fell) will have cool stuff going on. Cicada Cinema will be screening the best of the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge continuously inside Ardent Instruments, with a 10-year-anniversary celebration of the beloved community filmmaking event in the I Fell after the block party has died down.

Down the block near Third and Rogers, the offices of Secretly Group will also have open doors, with a staff art show in their breezeway.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/
Co-sponsored by WFHB

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8 Saturday / June 8, 2019

Bloomington Handmade Market Summer Fair

09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington
http://www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com

The Bloomington Handmade Market brings you our second annual Summer Fair this June 8, from 9a-3p in downtown Bloomington on the square! The BHM has been bringing you independent, modern handmade art and craft for 10+ years. We want to celebrate with you with 30+ local handmade vendors, Cardinal Spirits, DJ Maddog, and kids’ activities with local non-profits.!

Returning to 6th street on the north side of the square in Downtown Bloomington, BHM is the only locally-curated handmade indie craft show featuring fun and quirky artisans, makers, crafters, and designers from all over the Midwest. The over 30 regional artists will showcase an incredible selection of modern handmade goods such as jewelry, screen printed t-shirts, bath and body products, children’s toys, wood furniture, local foods, and much more.

This year in addition to our makers, you can find the Persisterhood, a local non-profit handmade business donating their profits to Moms Demand Action.
To see a list of this year’s vendors, please visit https://www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com/makers-2019.html or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bloomingtonhandmademarket.

The Bloomington Handmade Market is free to attend and metered street parking is available for $1 per hour, as well as the garages downtown (Morton St, and Scotty’s Garage – .50 hour, first hour free).

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9 Sunday / June 9, 2019

A Fair of the Arts

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Plaza, 401 N Morton St., Bloomington
https://bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market/a-fair-of-the-arts

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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14 Sunday / July 14, 2019

A Fair of the Arts

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Plaza, 401 N Morton St., Bloomington
https://bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market/a-fair-of-the-arts

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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11 Sunday / August 11, 2019

A Fair of the Arts

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Plaza, 401 N Morton St., Bloomington
https://bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market/a-fair-of-the-arts

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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24 Saturday / August 24, 2019

Makevention 2019

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center
http://www.makevention.org

Makevention (August 24, 10am-4pm at the Monroe Convention Center) is an annual celebration of the DIY spirit in Bloomington, Indiana. Makers from Bloomington and the surrounding region will be there showing off their projects and engaging attendees in making activities. For those that want to more hands on learning, we will once again have workshops.

The event is family friendly, intended for all ages/skill levels, and free.

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31 Saturday / August 31, 2019

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

10:00 am to 06:00 pm on Sep 1
Bloomington, IN
http://www.4thstreet.org

The annual Labor Day Weekend show, occurring when students and their visiting families return to Indiana University, is organized by local artists and hosts 120 artisans from across the country who offer their work to the public. In addition to excellent artwork there are music stages, Spoken Word stages, kids booths and community booths for all to enjoy. For more information visit https://www.4thstreet.org.

Located on 4th Street between Indiana Avenue and Grant Street, Bloomington, IN
Saturday August 31, 2019 10am-6pm
Sunday September 1, 2019 10am-5pm

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8 Sunday / September 8, 2019

A Fair of the Arts

08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Showers Plaza, 401 N Morton St., Bloomington
https://bloomington.in.gov/farmers-market/a-fair-of-the-arts

Bloomington Parks and Recreation hosts a celebration of art and community with the sales, demonstrations, and displays of arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Visit the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market the second Saturdays of the Market season, then shop for the beautiful and well-crafted objects available at A Fair of the Arts. May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12. For more information about A Fair of the Arts, contact Crystal Ritter at 349-3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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