John Waldron Arts Center

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Built in 1915 as Bloomington's City Hall, the Waldron Arts Center has historically served residents of the City and now plays home to work by local emerging and established performing arts groups and visual artists. 

122 S. Walnut St.     

Bloomington, IN 47404 


Featured Exhibits

Be More Award Recipient Interactive Display

Join the Bloomington Volunteer Network for the 2022 Be More Awards Reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 6 in the lower gallery space at the John Waldron Arts Center. The reception will be an interactive display and celebration that recognizes the extraordinary individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made impactful contributions through service in our community. The spotlight will shine on those who lend their hands, voice, support, influence, and passion to create the change they want to see in the community. You won't want to miss this inspiring interactive display! No registration is required. The reception will be a part of the May Bloomington Gallery Walk and is free and open to the public. The Be More Awards are proudly sponsored by the City of Bloomington, the United Way of Monroe County, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the IU Credit Union, and WTIU Public Television.

Awakening: a Spring introspective of ten local artists

Awakening is a Spring introspective featuring ten local artists of mixed mediums in the Waldron’s Visual Arts Galleries: Huner Emin, Honey Hodges, Mac Clout, Christina E., Raheem Terrell Rashawn Elmore, Garrett Ann Walters, Brick Kyle, Elise Putnam, Diego Manansala, and Ellise Smith. Bloomington-based musician Lewis Rogers of Busman’s Holiday will DJ a set during the reception. The exhibition is curated by Chaz Mottinger, Special Projects Manager in the City of Bloomington’s Economic and Sustainable Development department.

Opening reception May 6, 5-8 P.M.