1 - Cultural (Arts & Humanities) - Community Organizations

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American Guild of Organists, Bloomington Chapter

Websitehttp://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/organ/organ-bloomington-ago.shtml
AddressP.O. Box 2484
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1201 E. Third Street
Merrill Hall 003
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

ContactJanette Fishell (Chair)
hjsulliv [at] umail.iu.edu
317-430-1942
Additional ContactJacobs School of Music
(812) 855-1583
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Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonarts.org
AddressP.O. Box 3294
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressP.O. Box 3294
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington maintains an Artist Directory & promotes local arts with a unified voice.

The AAGB is an association of artists, art organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to furthering arts of every type in our area by providing a forum for communication, encouragement, and action. It aims to be a collective and unified voice for the arts in all their diversity to improve the general condition of artists and their organizations. Through this collective action the Alliance seeks to reinforce the vitality of the Bloomington area as a center for the arts for our citizens and a vibrant destination for visitors.

ContactJoanne Shank
info [at] bloomingtonarts.org
812-824-9861
Year Established2010
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Barbershop Harmony Society

Websitehttp://www.cardinaldistrict.org/chapters/
AddressSherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers St., room 130
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing. Local chapter info can be found here.

ContactGeorge Korinek
(812) 825-8989
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BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

Websitehttp://www.buskirkchumley.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=6
Address114 East Kirkwood Avenue
PO Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible performance venue operated in a fiscally responsible manner.

ContactDanielle McClelland (Executive Director)
director [at] buskirkchumley.org
812-323-3022
Additional ContactJacob Lish (Technical Director)
tech [at] buskirkchumley.org
(812) 323-3020
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Amateur Radio Club

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonradio.org/
AddressP.O. Box 8361
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Monthly meetings
7 PM - Bloomington Hospital in Wegmiller Auditorium
1st Friday of each month

We are a club of Amateur Radio Operators living, working, and operating in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

Contactkc9rpx [at] gmail.com
812-391-2661
Year Established1962
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Bloomington Area Arts Council

Websitehttp://www.artlives.org
AddressJohn Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Bloomington Area Arts Council supports public participation in the arts by developing, strengthening, and promoting the cultural resources of Bloomington and Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. The BAAC fulfills its mission by directly supporting artists and arts organizations in the five-county region and by managing the John Waldron Arts Center.

Contactinfo [at] artlives.org
(812) 334-3100 X 101
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Bloomington Area Music (BAM)

Websitehttp://bloomingtonareamusic.com/
AddressPO Box 3387
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

ContactEmily Brown (Chairperson)
info [at] bloomingtonareamusic.com
317-430-7800
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Chamber Singers

Websitehttp://www.chambersingers.info/
AddressP.O. Box 3256
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Chamber Singers is to perform choral works and, thereby, provide opportunities for performance, education, and community service for the Bloomington area.

ContactGerald Sousa (Music Director)
bcs [at] chambersingers.info
(812) 876-7342
Additional ContactJulie Grindle (Assistant Music Director)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Community Band

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtoncommunityband.org/
AddressP.O. Box 237
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Smith Road. An adult volunteer concert band. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. No auditions necessary.

ContactDan Westerhaus
manager [at] bloomingtoncommunityband.org
812-323-8315
Year Established1978
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

Websitehttp://4thstreet.org/
AddressP.O. Box 1257
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The 4th Street Festival was created in 1977 by Bloomington, Indiana area artists and craftspeople to showcase southern Indiana talent. The fair has grown to include artists from all over the country. The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Fine Crafts strives to create an atmosphere of appreciation for art as well as an opportunity for artists to showcase their work by presenting a high quality event, while providing an educational environment to create connections with art and artists. Fourth Street prides itself on being admission free and welcoming to all.

Contactinfo [at] 4thstreet.org
335-3814
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Bloomington Glass Guild

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonglassguild.org/
Address3740 East 3rd Street
(group meets at University Baptist Church)
Bloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Glass Guild is open to all who dream about glass, work with glass, admire glass or just want to learn more about glass.

Contactagitlitz [at] hotmail.com
812-345-2470
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Bloomington Indiana Sacred Harp

Websitehttp://sites.google.com/site/shapenotebton/
Address724 Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

 

 

A non-audition, non-performance organization; all are welcome to sing or listen at any session, with no experience required. Local singings take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 2-4 PM at the Bell Trace Health and Living Center. Park in the adjacent lot, enter through the main doors, turn right and head down the hall. We’ll be gathered in a community room about 2/3 of the way down on the left-hand side.

ContactJohn Hoerr
john [at] bloomingtonsacredharp.org
336-2792
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Bloomington Peace Choir

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonPeaceChoir
AddressPO Box 7562
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a non-auditioned choir that invites singers of all skills and those who are new to singing. Our mission is to sing for the joy of singing and sharing music from around the world. We visit area senior centers as part of our musical outreach.

We meet on Wednesday nights at Bell Trace Senior Living Center, from 7-9 pm.

ContactJustice Saint Rain
bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail.com
812-834-5693
Year Established2010
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Photography Club

Websitehttp://bloomingtonphotoclub.org
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Photography Club of Bloomington, Indiana, consists of photographers of all skill levels from novice to professional. Members range widely in background, age, and areas of interest. Membership in the club is open to anyone. Others use point & shoot, rangefinder, medium format and pinhole cameras. To find a place in the club, it is not even necessary to own a camera, just to have an interest in photography.

ContactGlen Darling (President)
Additional ContactGlen Darling
glen [at] printmastersonline.com
330-2000
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

Websitehttp://www.newplays.org/
Address107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

ContactChad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
bppwrite [at] newplays.org
812-334-1188
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Bloomington Press Club

Websitehttps://bloomingtonpressclub.org/
AddressP.O. Box 574
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The purpose of this group is to provide an emphasis on high quality journalism and freedom of the press by providing monthly speaker programs that focus on some aspect of journalism. Bloomington Press Club meets at noon on the fourth Monday, January through November, at the Indiana Memorial Union's Coronation Room, adjacent to the Tudor Room.

ContactJack Dvorak (President)
BloomingtonPressClub [at] gmail.com
812-339-4497
Additional ContactSteve Hinnefeld (Vice President)
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Bloomington PRIDE

Websitehttp://bloomingtonpride.org/
AddressPO Box 554
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of Bloomington PRIDE: Through community-based events and services, Bloomington PRIDE celebrates queer arts, creates safe and inclusive spaces, and challenges stereotypes to enrich LGBTQA community culture.

Contactsarah Perfetti
info [at] pridefilmfestival.org
Year Established2003
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Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Quarry-Morris/207461709287573
Address1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Morris dancing is a traditional village festival dance from England. The dances Bloomington Quarry Morris performs are from the Cotswold area of England, as well as some Midwest American dances. Bloomington Quarry has performed at dawn on Mayday at the Courthouse over 25 years, the Shipshewana May festival and ethnic and renaissance festivals in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and South Bend.

Will perform for groups. Looking for new dancers and musicians. Requires once a week commitment October through Memorial Day.

ContactJim Morgan (Squire)
812-322-7172
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Bloomington Quilters' Guild

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonquiltersguild.org/
AddressNorth Central Church of Christ
2121 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O. Box 5802
Description

 

The Bloomington Quilters' Guild welcomes everyone with a love of quilting or quilts. It has a varied program including guest speakers, workshops, trips, informal quilting meetings, and social evenings. Members range from "just lookers" to beginning quilters to award winners.

Contactinfo [at] bloomingtonquiltersguild.org
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Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonrestorations.org/
Address2920 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.

Contactbri [at] BloomingtonRestorations.org
336-0909
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild

Websitehttp://www.bloomspinweave.org/
AddressP.O. Box 351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The purpose of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild is to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those interested in the arts of spinning and weaving; to stimulate public appreciation for the value of spinning and weaving; to provide instruction for members in the methods and techniques of spinning, weaving and related fiber arts.

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Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

Websitehttp://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Description

Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.

ContactGinny Richey (Coordinator)
btownstorytellers [at] gmail.com
812-339-7224
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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Websitehttp://bloomingtonsymphony.com/
AddressPO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through performances and educational outreach throughout the community. This 75 member, all-volunteer community orchestra performs a classical concert series, holiday 'pops' programs, a children's concert, plus a summer concert in the park every season.

ContactDonna Lafferty (Executive Director)
bso.donna [at] gmail.com
812-331-2320
Additional Contactbso [at] bloomingtonsymphony.com
Year Established1969
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Watercolor Society

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonwatercolor.org/
Addressc/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPO Box 5236
Bloomington, In 47407
Description

 

 

The mission of BWS is to promote a growing relationship with artists, encourage one another , and provide opportunities for promoting and exhibiting our watercolor paintings in the community. Promotes watercolor painting or any water based and applied method. Provides paint-ins and education through demonstrations and guest artists.

ContactCassidy Young (President)
members [at] bloomingtonwatercolor.org
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Book Circulating Group

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/bookcirculating/
Address900 E. 7th Street
Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half non-fiction.

ContactPenny Gaither (Co-Chair)
booklady88 [at] gmail.com
812-332-8010
Additional ContactLou Moir (Co-Chair)
moirl [at] indiana.edu
822-1515
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Books Plus Book Discussion Group

Websitehttp://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/books-plus
AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and non-fiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

Contact812-349-3050
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