Visual Arts - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Glass Guild

Address3740 East 3rd Street
(group meets at University Baptist Church)
Bloomington, IN

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]
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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]
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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]
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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 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]
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Creature Comforts



Creature Comforts is a group of volunteers who make and sell small quilts for pets (or for babies or to use as wall hangings). Money raised by the sale of the quilts goes to the Monroe County Humane Association and to the Cincinnati Zoo Angel fund which buys habitat for cheetahs. Quilts are displayed and sold at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital on Smith Road.

ContactNola Hartman
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Friends of Art

AddressFine Arts Building, FA 120
1201 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405


Dedicated to promoting the visual arts at Indiana University, the Friends of Art at Indiana University has supported art history and studio art students at Indiana University since 1965.

Generously supporting studio art and art history undergraduate and graduate students is FoA's most important goal. Friends of Art Awards help to fund creative activities, research travels, and scholarships while forging connections between Indiana University and Institutions and sites around the world.

Contactfoart [at]
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Local Clay Potters Guild


Local Clay Potter's Guild promotes individual artistic growth. Promotes the artistic standing of local clay as a whole and contributes to the growth of interest of ceramic arts in Indiana. The guild supports the annual "soup bowl" benefit and sponsors an annual education workshop.

ContactKaren Green Stone (President)
info [at]
Additional ContactBarb Lund (Vice President)
barbrlund [at]
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The Quarry Projects, Ltd.

AddressPO Box 7374
Bloomington, IN 47407

The Quarry Project's mission is to provide time, space, and technical guidance to all artists, with or without ceramics experience, to explore the creative potential and use of clay and/or ceramic processes in contemporary art making.

ContactShu-Mei Chan (Executive Director)
shu-mei [at]
Additional ContactDaniel Evans (Technical Advisor)
daniel [at]
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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