Bloom Magazine celebrated its eighth anniversary on August 6 with a gala in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

The event was attended by more than 200 business and civic leaders, educators, members of the arts community, and contributors to the magazine.

The Vallures and pianist Scott Todd provided the music, and IMU Executive Chef Damian Esposito and his staff provided the sumptuous fare.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the eighth annual “Bloomie Awards” for the best ads of 2013–14. Selected from more than 800 ads, the winners were Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, etc for the home, Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington, Root & Associates, French Lick Resort, and Vibe Yoga.

The “Grand Bloomie” winners, selected by a vote of party attendees, were Uptown Café, Oliver Winery, and Bell Trace Senior Living.