31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm, from April through November.

The Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Business / Eat and Drink

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Exhibits at WonderLab

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum
http://www.wonderlab.org

Cirque Arte
Large canvas and acrylic paintings by Juliana Burrell, an artist and member of the Flight Fitness Club-Bloomington. Juliana was born and raised in South America. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, she joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for four years. After touring, she returned to Indiana and began work as an artist and art educator. The paintings in this exhibition draw upon her varied experiences and have the bold lines, vivid colors, and defined shapes that are the hallmark of her style.

The Flight Fitness Club-Bloomington will be featured in the First Friday Evening Science of Art: Aerial Arts on September 6 and at the benefit gala Science Night Out: Cirque on September 13.

Construction Junction: The Science of Building
Design, build, test, and engineer all kinds of structures! The special exhibition’s three-dimensional building experiences include the Skyline Toolbox, developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, where children can use wooden struts and braces, fabric curtain walls, and real construction tools to build imaginative, original structures big enough for them to walk inside! Other components include the Earthquake Shake Table, the Multilevel Building Zone, the Bridge the River Cantilever Challenge, unique materials construction stations, and more. There also is a special place for toddlers and preschoolers to build with age-appropriate materials.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Community Art Fair and Garlic Fest

10:00 am to 07:00 pm
Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park), 331 S. Washington St.
http://bloomingtongarlicfestival.com/

On Labor Day weekend 2013, Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st, (rain or shine) Community Art Fair and Garlic, Inc jointly present the “2013 Community Art Fair and Garlic Fest” at Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (formerly Third Street Park, across from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington).

Two local organizations come together for this event featuring local talent and local food. The Community Art Fair portion of the event will feature local artists who will be displaying and selling their works from 10 am until 7ish on Saturday and again on Sunday, closing at 5ish.

The Garlic Fest portion of the event will feature live music on the stage all day with free admission.

Showcased foods will start at $3 and will feature garlic, otherwise the entire event is free to attend. The Garlic Fest portion of the event will also feature a Healthful Garlic Cooking Contest with cash prizes awarded on Saturday sponsored by The Runcible Spoon.

Throughout the weekend Garlic, Inc will also present featured speakers on the topic of buying and preparing foods with your health in mind and information booths.

This event is totally outdoors, so bring sunglasses, sunblock, hat, folding chair and picnic blankets. This event will roughly coincide with the Fourth Street Art Fair that same weekend, just 2 blocks away.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Health / Live Music / Outdoors / Speakers

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts

10:00 am to 06:00 pm
East 4th and South Grant streets
https://sites.google.com/site/4thstreetfestival/

The 2013 Fourth Street Festival will be held on August 31 and September 1, rain or shine!

Festival Hours:

10 am to 6 pm Saturday, August 31
10 am to 5 pm Sunday, September 1st

at East 4th and South Grant streets in downtown Bloomington

– Free Admission
– Arts & Fine Crafts
– Live Music
– Spoken Word Stage
– Community Booths
– and new this year: Dunn Street Labyrinths

The annual Labor Day Weekend show, occurring when students and their visiting families return to Indiana University, is organized by local artists and hosts over 100 artisans from across the country who offer their work to the public. Exhibitors especially enjoy the show’s size, setting, modest entry fees, night-before setup and security, drive-up-to booths for unloading, performing arts stage, generous prizes, and fantastic awards dinner. We like to think of the show as run by artists, for artists.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Exhibit: Color Porcelain by Scott Frankenberger at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
By Hand Gallery (101 W. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://byhandgallery.com/

Recent Explorations in Form and Color Porcelain by Scott Frankenberger. Functional porcelain, intended for use in the home or workplace. Scott enjoys embellishing the surfaces with a variety of marks and textures, as well as building up a layered blend of colors from overlapping glazes, slips, and overglaze decoration.

By Hand Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Exhibit runs until September 28.

Exhibits

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Chamber Market Share at the Farmers’ Market

10:00 am
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://www.chamberbloomington.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=373

Chamber Market Share is a LIVE broadcast featuring Chamber members who talk about their business, share why they like doing business in Monroe County, and other topics of choice. We’ll be there every Saturday beginning in May through October!

Interested in being featured? Contact Mary Jo Orlowski at [email protected] to sign up!

Business

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Several new exhibits can be seen at the Indiana University Art Museum. The galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Running time varies by exhibit. Check website for more detailed information.

Three Remarkable Women: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Margaret Chinnery, and Félicité de Genlis
March 23-September 1, 2013

The IU Art Museum will premiere a focused exhibition featuring Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Mrs. Chinnery (1803) and selected materials from the Lilly library. The exhibition presents an unusually rich opportunity to use a single artwork as a lens for an interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, literature, and music of its time.

New in the Galleries: Sam Gilliam: A Lyrical Abstractionist in Indiana
May 29-September 15, 2013

Sam Gilliam draws on a wide range of inspiration, from his African American heritage and abstract expressionism to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and jazz music. Although associated with the Color Field painters of Washington, D.C., Gilliam had a strong connection to this region of the country. This installation will feature several works produced at IU’s Echo Press and a miniature watercolor painting given by the artist to Bloomington’s Second Baptist Church in honor of his brother Clarence and his wife Frances, who were recently named by the City of Bloomington as a Black History Living Legends.

Special Installation: Tapa: Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth
May 29-September 1, 2013

This spring, students taking the course On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands have had the opportunity to create a small installation, as well as an online web module focusing on Polynesian tapa cloth from the permanent collection of the IU Art Museum.

Exhibits

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

WonderLab’s Amazing Maze

10:30 am to 04:30 pm
WonderLab (308 W. 4th St.)
http://www.wonderlab.org

Have fun as you test your spatial skills finding your way through WonderLab’s temporary indoor maze. Great fun for individuals and groups of intrepid explorers! Check it out on Saturday, Sunday or Monday of the Labor Day Weekend.

Sat.& Mon., 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sun., 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Bites of Bloomington Food Tours

10:30 am to 01:30 pm
Bloomington, IN
http://bloomingtonfoodtours.com/

Get to know Bloomington as you never have before! On our tour, you will savor authentic cultural cuisine while visiting historical sites the area is known for with one of our Local Tour Guides. Suitable for 21+ and all fitness levels, this three hour guided walking tour is a unique combination of food and drink tastings as well as an insightful glance into Bloomington’s historical and local attractions (including significant facts about our very own Indiana University!). The menu ranges from savory to sweet cuisine, ethnic foods to locally admired wines, and an insider’s view into the history and architecture that defines Bloomington. This unique and delectable experience will leave you with new culinary perspectives and satisfied appetites, yet your taste buds will be hungrier than ever to continue exploring more hidden, tasteful treasures Bloomington has to offer.

Eat and Drink

31 Saturday / August 31, 2013

Exhibit: ‘City Space’ and Other Photographs at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W. 6th St.)
http://www.picturagallery.com/index.htm

In “City Space”, Clarissa Bonet employs stark light, deep shadow, muted color, and Chicago’s urban area as a stage to explore the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body. In her series, Umbra, Julie Renee Jones mines her experiences of everyday life in Ohio, manipulating our perception of the physical world by creating moments where magical elements are presented as real occurrences, where observable reality briefly collapses into the realm of the unknown and the surreal. In the Brick Gallery, Pictura Gallery presents “Look What’s New!” featuring Bloomington photographers Michael Finger, Ivona Hedin, Emily Moore and William Pierson.

Runs until August 31. Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

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