Welcome to Art Circle

Welcome to Art Circle

Who We Are

Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a creative community gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts.  

–Art Circle Mission Statement


Upcoming Events

Summer Sabbatical: No Meeting in June and July

Art Circle is going to take a sabbatical in both June and July. Our hope is to have an in person meeting in August. Dear Art Circle, There is no June First Friday tonight on Friday, June 5, in downtown Bloomington. However, if you are looking for an art-themed outing, both Inside Out:Accessible Art and Main Gallery 404 have reopened their galleries to visitors wearing facemasks with social distancing while admiring the ...
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June 5 First Friday: Cancelled
June 11 Art Circle meeting: No Meeting, on sabbatical in June
July 3 First Friday: TBD by City of Bloomington and First Friday organizers
July 9 Art Circle meeting: No Meeting, on sabbatical in July

Please note that events on the calendar beyond July are generated automatically based on our normal schedules. While we look forward to our monthly meeting in August and our guest speaker in September, we may need to make adjustments as the situation requires. We will keep you updated as more is determined.


A Call For Artists

Currently, ArtCircle has no open calls for art. We are still taking calls for art from the community and working with event organizers. Please stay tuned. You can check out some of our previous calls below.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: “An Artful Protest: Liberty & Justice for All” Online Art Show

June 13, 2020 For Immediate Release Compassion Center for the Arts 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington, IL Marcie.Taylor@secondpres.com 309-530-1693 An Invitation for Amateur and Professional Artists to Unite and Express on the Topic of Racism and Injustice Why Art? The Arts allow us to express ourselves in a way that ...
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Where and When We Gather

    • Jacob’s Well Community Church, 304 East Jersey Avenue, Normal, Illinois 61761
    • On the second Thursday of every month from 7-9pm for art discussion and sharing work.
    • Various other times and places for exhibiting, visiting artists and receptions.
  • In an ever changing world we also gather through electronic communications and online communities. Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal is online at Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtCircleBN. Contact Art Circle via email at artcirclebn@gmail.com.
  • Visit our Calendar for all currently scheduled events and meetings.
Yes, we do meet in a circle
Our Circle of Artists

More about our mission and principles


NOW SHOWING
at the Community Cancer Center in Normal, IL

Location 407 East Vernon Ave., Normal, IL
Duration:  January 2020 – September 2020
Admission:  Free

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Visit our web Gallery to see more photos from Art Circle events and shows.

Good Friday 2018

CCC Art Show 2018 #2

Christmas Party 2017