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Call to Artists for June Exhibit “Art Right Up Your Alley”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, City of Bloomington Economic and Sustainable Development Department, 349.3534

Call to Artists for June Exhibit "Art Right Up Your Alley"


Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) and Bloomington Arts Commission are teaming up to issue a Call to Artists to submit artwork for consideration for an exhibit at the City Hall Atrium during the month of June. The exhibit's theme will be "Art Right Up Your Alley."

"Art Right Up Your Alley" is a community-based art exhibit that will feature work that showcases Bloomington neighborhoods - their architecture, environment, people and activities. The exhibition will run June 1-30 in the City Hall Atrium, 401 N. Morton St. The opening celebration will be Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., coinciding with HAND's Blooming Neighborhood Celebration.

Artists 18 and over are encouraged to submit work in any media with a neighborhood-related subject matter suitable for hanging in a public space. To submit work, artists are asked to e-mail Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov by May 1 and provide a .JPEG file of the artwork (file size not to exceed 2MB), artwork dimensions, artist name and contact information.

This exhibit is another effort under the City's strategy to leverage and expand the economic development potential of the arts in Bloomington. According to the 2012 Americans for the Arts study, Bloomington's nonprofit arts sector contributes $72.3 million to the local economy annually through direct spending by arts organizations and their audiences. For more information on the study visit the website.

For more information on the exhibition program, contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or 349.3534.


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