Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD)

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BEAD is 60 blocks of fabulocity found only in downtown Bloomington, In.

Beats. Eats. Arts. Digs. Shops.

Galleries, live music, performing arts, over 90 restaurants and 100 specialty shops, parks, hotels, cozy neighborhoods, walkable, rideable, don't miss-able.

A cultural district like no other.

Explore our website to learn about all BEAD has to offer and then come experience what makes Bloomington Bloomington.

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BEAD's Mission:

The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District seeks to bring the business and creative sectors together to advance commerce and culture, build community and spur economic development.

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BEAD's Mission and Vision

District Character Areas and Map

Economic Development in BEAD


Sign up for the BEAD Newsletter, "BEADnews"

Like to get involved? Join the BEAD Advisory Committee which meets every month at noon in the McCloskey Room in City Hall. 2013 meeting dates: February 25, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16.

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