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Festival Arts Village

September 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017


Festival Arts Village
Friday, Sept. 29 & Saturday, Sept. 30   |   6:00 – 10:00 pm each night
6th St., between Walnut & Washington
All Ages/ Open to Public

Two full evenings of interactive installations, visual arts, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more — for the whole family.  Full details and schedule below.  Free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of our Lotus sponsors, donors, and grantors.

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


Ongoing Installations and Activities

“Crankies & The Art of Storytelling” Story Yurt – experience cranky story scrolls made from our community in an intimate Festival hideaway.

“Alight on Lotus” made by Bloomington Open Studio Tour (BŌST) artists. Visit their photo booth with this Lotus-themed painting created just for this year’s Arts Village.

“Light and Color Experience” human-computer interactive display and immersive kaleidoscope environment.

“Welcoming Wall” installation with Ivy Tech Community College and artist Joe LaMantia,

Also: make-and-take cranky story scrolls and demos, chalk art, hula-hooping, bubble-making, and poetry on demand!

Live Performances/Workshops


6:00-9:00pm: Come knit with Danish visual artist Isabel Berglund and contribute to “Home Mask Relations,” a collaborative, social art project in partnership with IU School of Art, Architecture, and Design.

8:30-9:00pm: Breakdance Club at IU performance

9:15-9:45pm: “Hear Here Stage” featuring poet Tony Brewer and Writers Guild poets perform adult-themed poetry on the global topic of “home”


8:00-8:30pm: “Hear Here Stage” featuring poet Adam Henze and Writers Guild poets perform kid-friendly poetry on the global topic of “home”

(Photos by Daniel Axler)


September 28, 2017
September 30, 2017
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6th Street b/w Walnut & Washington
100 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408 United States
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