Bloomington Center for the Arts
A dynamic center for creative appreciation
Bloomington Center for the Arts occupies the north end of the Bloomington Civic Plaza.
The center is a focal point for the performing and visual arts for thousands of people in Bloomington and the surrounding communities.
The facility is utilized by nine resident art organizations, the City and the community for arts activities, City functions and private rentals.
Use the following links to visit the Web sites of resident organizations of Bloomington Center for the Arts. Because the links leave the City of Bloomington's Web site, each opens in a new browser window.
The Bloomington Theater and Art Center presents exhibitions in the Inez Greenburg Gallery and the Atrium Gallery at the north end of Bloomington Civic Plaza.
The Inez Greenberg Gallery typically features group shows, and site-specific art installations. The Atrium Gallery hosts smaller exhibits, often by a solo artist.
Bloomington Mapworks III preview party:
This might be the best party in Bloomington this year! Celebrate with us the night before Bloomington Mapworks III opens to the public. BTAC is throwing a party for the Mapworks artists, sponsors, and other BTAC friends. Be the first to see the artists' interpretations of eight Bloomington landmarks and enjoy hors d'oeuvres by CRAVE, a cash bar and live music by Brother Timothy.
Bloomington Mapworks III is the third in a series of related exhibits curated by artist Erik Sletten and features six Twin Cities artists; interpretations of eight Bloomington landmarks: Nine Mile Creek, Old Town Hall, Normandale Community College's Japanese Garden, Bush Lake Ski Jump, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington Civic Plaza, Mall of America and David Fong's Restaurant. The exhibiting artists explore the historical, cultural, and aesthetic significance of the featured landmarks.
Accessibility: Bloomington Center for the Arts is accessible for individuals with disabilities.
Pets: No animals are allowed (excepting service animals for people with disabilities).
Smoking: Bloomington Center for the Arts is a nonsmoking facility. Smoking on the grounds is permitted only in designated areas.
Art Center mural: During the summer of 2007, mural artist Erik Pearson painted a 2,500-square-foot mural that wraps around the northeast corner of the Center for the Arts building's exterior. Learn more about the mural, and view a slideshow of the mural's installation.
For more information, contact:
Jim Urie, Center for the Arts Manager