Celebrating Our Local Artists (COVER STORY)

Bloomington is blessed with a myriad of artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Here, we present the works of 17. There are many more, for sure.

Unless you have money to spare, I think you really have to fall in love with a painting or sculpture to buy it. When you do, an original work of art becomes yours alone, a precious possession that serves no worldly function other than to be admired and shared with family and friends.

So, beware. As you read these stories, you just might fall in love. Read more.

Help Our Local Stores! Come Shop the Square

’Tis the season of holiday shopping—please do some of it downtown. And if you are strictly a stay-at-home shopper, check out the websites of our local retailers. There are many locally owned businesses that have the perfect gift for everyone on your list. So, if you’re able, put on your mask and come downtown, but be sure to social distance outside and inside the shops. Read more.

Editor’s Message: Keep Bloomington Weird

Okay, we all know that Austin, Texas, has the national reputation for being weird, but I think Bloomington is just as weird.

Austin is considered weird because of its “anything goes” music and arts scene and because it’s the polar opposite politically from the rest of the state. Sound familiar? Read more.

Check back tomorrow for more content from the December 2020/January 2021 issue.