Cogs and Corsets – a Steampunk Event

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The first weekend in June, downtown Bloomington Illinois had its first steampunk event.  Well attended and successful, Cogs and Corsets will be happening again in the future and plans are already in the works for next year.  Tesla coil demo, teapot races, maker’s faire, costume contest, many workshops, exhibits, tours, teas, soiree, and a burlesque show were all part of the fun.  More than 30 art galleries and studios, eateries and retail stores were open on Friday and Saturday.  Many of the events were free and a few were ticketed.  Put this special event on your calendar for next spring.

Artist Invitational – May First Friday

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On May 5, First Friday from 5-8 pm, Vince Bobrosky will be in my studio showing his glass art.  You may know Vince from his work on several of the murals in downtown Bloomington.  Vince is a glass artist and muralist who studied art at Illinois State University in the mid 70’s focusing on modern glass scupture.  He worked under professor Joel Philip Myers and David Huchthausin.  One of his sculptures was selected by the Corning Museum of Art to be included as outstanding glass artist of the time.  He will be showing several works including this piece of sculpture and will be in the gallery discussing his work.

Holiday Hours and Sale

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20% off sale through January 6.  All jewelry and many paintings.


I will be open December 26 through the 30th from 1-4 pm.

On Saturday the 31st from 9-4.

Closed January 1 through January 5.

On January 6, I will be open from 12-8 pm. for First Friday Events.  We will have hands on art in my studio with a community drawing.  All visitors will be able to contribute their drawing skills to the art work.  Visitors to the gallery will also have an opportunity to make a pair of earrings which they can take with them.

Come by to see new work and work in progress as well.

2017 First Friday Art Events

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ART Events on Main, Monroe, Center and Grove Streets in downtown Bloomington, Illinois for 2017 First Fridays.  Hours are 5-8 pm.  

January 6                 Hands-on-art 

February 3               Tour de Chocolat

 March 3                     Artist Trading Card Release

 April 7                        Spring Art Walk

 May 5                         Area Artist Invitational

 June 2                        Steampunk Bloomington

 July 7                          Artistic Freedom

 August 4                   Live!   Street Art

 September 1            Night of the Exquisite Corpse

 October 6                 Art Scavenger Hunt

 November 3            Autumn Art Walk

 December 1             Live Window Vignettes

For more information contact Brian Simpson at Three Square Studio.