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3 Saturday / September 3, 2016

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fourth Street, between Lincoln and Indiana

The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts celebrates its 40th year as Bloomington’s premier visual arts event. Held on Labor Day Weekend, this juried festival invites 120 local, regional, and national artists and craftspeople to showcase their work and share their artistic vision with residents, students, and visitors alike. In addition to the high-quality artwork, the event features local musical performances, written word activities, and booths for community arts organizations. Art and science-related activities for children are presented through a collaboration with WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology. The event is free to the public and is the perfect kickoff to fall in Bloomington.

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music

3 Saturday / September 3, 2016

Quarry Festival of Books

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Dunn Meadow, IU Bloomington Campus

Indiana University Press and Bloom Magazine will co-host the first Quarry Festival of Books on Saturday, September 3. The festival will take place from 10–4 at Dunn Meadow on the IU Bloomington campus.

Over 25 authors of fiction and general interest titles will be present to autograph books and meet readers with more than 100 individual books available for purchase.

A kids’ booth and coloring activities will celebrate the release of Color Your Campus: Indiana University, a new adult coloring book featuring the IU Bloomington campus, illustrated by Bloomington local and IU graduate, Melissa Mueller.

The first 100 book purchasers will receive a complimentary copy of The Little 500: The Story of the World’s Greatest College Weekend. All patrons can enter to win a basketball signed by Kirk Haston.

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3 Saturday / September 3, 2016

Limestone Carving Demo

11:00 am to 04:00 pm
Paynetown State Recreation Area

Limestone carving demo at Paynetown SRA, Saturdays in September

Local limestone artist Amy Brier and an assistant will carve a limestone roliquery at Paynetown State Recreation Area (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) during the month of September.

The carving demonstration will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday in September at the Activity Center Shelter, which is next to the beach.

A roliquery is a limestone ball that leaves a seamless impression when rolled in sand. The artists will interact with the public and share the story of stone as a natural resource, its significance to American history and artistic merits.

Visitors can follow the creative process as they watch the limestone being shaped and ask questions of the artists, and will also have a chance to try the tools themselves on a stone reserved for that purpose.

This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Property admission is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plate, or $9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates.


3 Saturday / September 3, 2016

Thematic Tours: Must Art Be Beautiful?

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, First Floor

Take a special thematic tour presented by Eskenazi Museum of Art docent Tom Rhea. Free and open to the public. Walk-ins and kids are welcome. Meet by the information desk on the first floor of the museum atrium. This thematic tour will be presented in memory of Grafton Trout.


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3 Saturday / September 3, 2016

Public Tour: Eskenazi Museum of Art

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, First Floor

Meet in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the first floor for a free, docent-led tour every Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Additional tours can be arranged upon request. The museum also offers audio description and touch tours for people with low vision. Walk-ins and kids are welcome. Please contact tour manager Patsy Rahn at [email protected] or (812) 855-7719 for more information.

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