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2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Handmade from the Heart

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
By Hand Gallery

Shop local this holiday season and help to support the vibrant Bloomington community. Our annual holiday show highlights work from local Bloomington artists that you can then share with your friends and loved ones, knowing that each piece is handmade and from the heart.


2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Noon Concert: Christoph Wagner

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Join us for a free Noon Concert with cellist Christoph Wagner. Free lunch will be provided after the performance. Our Noon Concert series is brought to you through a partnership with the Office of International Services.

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor


Eat and Drink / Exhibits / Live Music

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

One-Hour Exhibition: Art on Art

03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Please meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

In conjunction with the special exhibition Vik Muniz, Nan Brewer, the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss works of art inspired by other artworks from sixteenth-century reproductive engravings to prints by Pop artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.


Education / Exhibits / Speakers

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Holiday Open House

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Ceder Crest, 4849 E. Heritage Woods Rd., Bloomington

Members and friends are invited to Sycamore Land Trust’s headquarters for merrymaking. Come as you are; stay for a few minutes or a few hours. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. No RSVP necessary.

Eat and Drink

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

One Million Stars Exhibit Opening Reception

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Bloomington City Hall, Showers Building Atrium

Please join us for the opening of the Dec/Jan “One Million Stars” exhibit in the atrium of City Hall, featuring stars woven by our local community, in support of the “One Million Stars to End Violence” initiative. The exhibit will open on December 1st and extend through the end of January 2017.

Lotus is one of only three US partners with the Australia-based initiative “One Million Stars to End Violence” and has committed to weaving and contributing at least 10,000 stars over the next year. Stars will be part of a worldwide installation of 1,000,000 stars in 2018 at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Light refreshments will be served along with opportunities to weave a star for the project (recommended for ages 8 and up).

Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Gallery Walk of December

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington

Greetings fellow Gallery Walkers, it is time for the Holiday Gallery Walk of December, and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of a new gallery! Soma Coffee House on Kirkwood has added a gallery to their space.
Come downtown to the Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District for a look at what is new and different in our community. This will be the perfect opportunity to gain some hand made gift giving inspiration!
Fresh Artwork, gourmet refreshments and live music will be available for your viewing pleasure. Come to these locations and experience something new:
-Blueline Gallery
-By Hand Gallery
-gallery 406
-Gallery Group
-Gather: handmade Shoppe & Co.
-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
-Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
-Pictura Gallery
-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery
-Soma Coffee House on Kirkwood
-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
Visit gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details, a map, and suggestions for parking downtown, and don’t forget to check out our #RedDotIt Campaign to see how you can support the local arts.

Business / Children / Entertainment / Exhibits / Health / Live Music / Outdoors

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Holiday Gala @ the Fell

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The I Fell Building

The Holiday Gala @ the Fell happens Friday night, December 2nd, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This festive event is co-sponsored by WFHB and features art, refreshments, and music by DJ Jim Manion. Jewelry, ceramics, handmade gifts, paintings, cards, and other art will be on sale. The Fell building is located at 415 West 4th Street, on the southeast corner of Rogers and 4th streets in Bloomington. The Fell Art Market continues on the weekend, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm, and the following weekend, Dec 10 & 11 at the same times.


2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Bert Gilbert,The Metal Master

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

On Friday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:00 p.m., as our feature Artist for Gallery walk and for the entire month of December, The Venue will host an opening for Bert Gilbert, The Metal Master.
Bert received a BA in Sculpture and Painting from Indiana University in 1983, but, allowed many years to pass artistically fallow while creating a family, home, and remodeling business in Bloomington, Gilbert Construction. Yes, the same fellow who may have designed and constructed your home addition, the same fellow that underwrites you favorite show on WFIU, when he turned 50 decided to return to the sanctuary of his youth, making art.
Invigorated by the amazing iron casting workshops at Sculpture Trails of Solsberry, Indiana, Bert discovered an instant affinity in working with metal, forged in the steel mills and smelting plants of Northern Indiana where he spent his college summers. In Bert’s own words, “The work of the Surrealists and “primitive” art, as well as the questing spirit of Bruce Nauman, have been the greatest influence on my sculpture.
The Venue challenged Bert to create a body of metal sculpture that manifested his creative style, and was small enough and affordable enough to practically become a part of one’s home collection. We believe he has more than met that challenge.
On Friday, gourmet refreshments will be served in the usual manner, and our full collection of art, selected to serve your holiday gift needs, will be on display for purchase. You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:


We look forward to hosting you Friday!

Entertainment / Exhibits

2 Friday / December 2, 2016

The Exonerated

07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre

The Exonerated

By Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Directed by Liam Castellan,
2nd Year M.F.A. Directing candidate

The stories of six average Americans, wrongly accused of murder and put on death row, are told simultaneously, interwoven so the audience can see the similarities between all the exonerated victims. The play reveals a very disturbing pattern within our judicial system and invites us to examine the society in which justice is not served, where confessions are still gained through torture, threats and deception.

Performance dates include December 2, 3, 6-9, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 10 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thank you Partner Level Associate Producers and Theatre Circle Members Caryl & Tom Bowers and Virginia & Michael Metzgers for supporting this production.


2 Friday / December 2, 2016

Believe: A Brown County Christmas

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

Live musical holiday variety show all new for 2016! Playhouse’s annual event for all ages – kids 10 & under free with paid adult. Big beautiful voices sing all your favorite classics. Special effects lighting and Santa Claus finale. Discounted Preview on Black Fri 11/25 with Opening night Sat 11/26. Sunday matinees. Beer, wine, special holiday drinks served in the auditorium.

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