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Festival Arts Village

September 15, 2016 - September 17, 2016


Festival Arts Village
Friday, Sept. 16 & Saturday, Sept. 17   |   6:00 – 10:00 pm each night
6th St., between Walnut & Washington
Featuring all-night activities as well as scheduled live demonstrations (click to jump to details)

Sponsored by: 




The Arts Village is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.

Bloomington BAC


Live Demonstrations


Friday, September 16, 8:30-9:30pm
Star Weaving with “One Million Stars” founding artist Maryann Talia Pau

An artist and practicing weaver from Australia, Maryann Talia Pau is the founder of the “One Million Stars to End Violence” project, in which Lotus is a “Star Weave” partner. Come weave a star and contribute to Lotus’s goal of reaching 10,000 stars!


Friday & Saturday, September 16-17, 8:00 pm:
Rainworks display at Arts Village entrance near Walnut St.

Rainworks is an initiative of “rain-activated artwork, designed to make a rainy day better.” Employing a non-toxic substance sprayed through a stencil onto pavement or concrete, Rainworks creates images that are completely invisible when dry, but re-appear when wet.
In partnership with the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art, in celebration of their 75th birthday this year.

Find Rainworks at these additional locations at the Festival:

  • Friday, Saturday, 8:30pm at the Pictura Gallery/Old National Bank Tent entrance near Walnut St.
  • Saturday, 2pm at Lotus in the Park near the Art Camp (sidewalk area on the north side of 3rd St. Park, nearer to the Washington side)


Saturday, September 17, 8:30 -8:45 pm
Ritmos Latinos Indiana dance

Ritmos Latinos Indiana dances, teaches, and performs rueda de casino, a group form of salsa that originated in Cuba. Rueda (from the Spanish word for “wheel”) is danced in a circle and is led by a caller who signals the moves. The primary mission of Ritmos Latinos Indiana is to foster a supportive and inclusive social group through rueda de casino for all interested individuals at all skill levels, while cultivating an appreciation for Latino music, dance, and culture.

Saturday, September 17, 8:50-9:05 pm
The Limestone Beaters Brass Band

The Limestone Beaters call themselves a “teenage-ish” brass and drum band out of Bloomington, IN who perform original music as well as covers. They meet every week at the Jefferson St. Music Studio and just recorded their first album with Blockhouse Audio and Video Production. Lively and fresh – it’s exciting to see what the next generation of musicians is bringing to the City’s music scene.  Join them for a parade to the BCT following their demo!


All-Night Activities

One Million Stars to End Violence Installation
Lotus’s year-long visual arts star weaving workshops. Over 25 community partners have contributed to this project thus far. Included in this installation are
Planetary Spheres created by Ivy Tech Community College 3D Sculpture Class students under the direction of instructor/artist Keith Romaine and coordinated by Associate Professor Amy Brier.

Star Weaving – One Million Stars to End Violence
Create 8-pointed stars to contribute to an installation at Bloomington’s City Hall, with a final destination in an international art installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Lotus Inflatables
Soft sculptures created and designed by IU School of Fine Arts students.

Chalk art
For all ages, both free form and related to themes with the One Million Stars to End Violence project.

Hula Hoopin’
For everyone, with large hoops provided or bring your own.



September 15, 2016
September 17, 2016
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6th Street b/w Walnut & Washington
100 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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