Free arts for children and seniors. Regionally acclaimed theater and exhibits. Artist-led community building. This, and more, is Artistry.
Do you know us as the organization where you can see “arguably the region’s top musical theater” (as reviewed by John Townsend, Lavender Magazine)?
Or maybe you know as the organization that brings you regionally acclaimed exhibitions in two beautiful galleries at the Bloomington Center for the Arts?
Artistry is this and much more. Our mission, and our aspiration, is: In pursuit of artistic excellence, we engage our region’s most talented artists in work that welcomes and develops audiences and opens hearts and minds.
One example of our mission in action is our collaboration with Penelope 35, an apartment complex offering safe and comfortable housing for low-income seniors. Our collaboration includes providing free, on-site ceramics classes led by an accomplished artist who has honed her craft in France, Morocco, and Canada. For many Penelope 35 residents, Artistry is providing a first-ever opportunity to create art of any kind, and it’s transformational.
Another way we’re advancing our mission is by offering “Pay What You Can” performances for all seven of our 2016-2017 theater productions. New this season, these performances welcome everyone to experience the joy of live theater for as little as $1 per ticket.
Artistic excellence – for us, the place where craft and access meet – can’t be sustained on ticket sales and other earned income alone. Like most nonprofit arts organizations, we depend on charitable contributions to make our mission possible.
If you love Artistry and what we do, please make a gift today – and thank you!