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American Guild of Organists, Bloomington Chapter

AddressP.O. Box 2484
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1201 E. Third Street
Merrill Hall 003
Bloomington, IN 47405

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
Additional ContactJacobs School of Music
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Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

AddressP.O. Box 3294
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressP.O. Box 3294
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
Year Established2010
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

Address114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

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.

ContactLily Bonwich (Development Manager)
community [at] buskirkchumley.org
Additional ContactTechnical Director
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Amateur Radio Club

AddressP.O. Box 8361
Bloomington, IN 47407

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
Year Established1962
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Bloomington Area Music (BAM)

AddressPO Box 3387
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Chamber Singers

AddressP.O. Box 3256
Bloomington, IN 47402

In the belief that choral singing nurtures the human spirit, the mission of Bloomington Chamber Singers is to provide excellence in performance, education, and community engagement.

ContactGerald Sousa (Music Director)
bcs [at] chambersingers.info
Additional ContactClaire Tafoya (Assistant to Director)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Community Band

AddressP.O. Box 237
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
Year Established1978
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Fourth Street Festival Committee

AddressP.O. Box 1257
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
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Bloomington Indiana Family History Center

Address4235 W. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Free access to premium family history website is available in FamilySearch Centers, including a wealth of databases, digitized books, and more.

Hours: Wednesdays 6 pm - 8 pm

Call during open hours only.

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Bloomington Indiana Sacred Harp

Address724 Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408

We meet twice a month. Our local singings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM in the lower level of the Fairview Methodist Church. (600 W 6th St.) Park in the lot on the north side of the building and enter through the lower level doors on the southeast side of the building.

Newbies are encouraged! Don’t worry, loaner books are provided!



ContactAaron Jones
radiopirates1 [at] gmail.com
Year Established1979
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Bloomington Peace Choir

AddressPO Box 7562
Bloomington, IN 47407

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 Tuesday nights at Bell Trace Senior Living Center, from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

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

AddressBloomington, IN

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
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Bloomington Press Club

AddressP.O. Box 574
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
Additional ContactSteve Hinnefeld (Vice President)
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Bloomington PRIDE

AddressPO Box 554
Bloomington, IN 47402

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

Address1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408

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)
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Bloomington Quilters' Guild

AddressNorth Central Church of Christ
2121 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressP.O. Box 5802

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 Refugee Support Network

Address3500 E. Bradley Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

In conjunction with our community partners, support asylum seekers refugees, and other displaced migrants in our community. Provide friendship, logistic and financial assistance to people who fled violence in their home country or travels, helping them to restart their lives and raise their children in safety in our community.

ContactPete Lenzen
bloomingtonrefugees [at] gmail.com
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

Address2920 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

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
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild

AddressP.O. Box 351
Bloomington, IN 47402

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


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
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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

AddressPO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington, IN 47402

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
Additional Contactbso [at] bloomingtonsymphony.com
Year Established1969
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Watercolor Society

Addressc/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPO Box 5236
Bloomington, In 47407

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

Address900 E. 7th Street
Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405

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

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

AddressMonroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

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 nonfiction, 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.

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