Dimensions Gallery is dedicated to showing work from the Greater Bloomington community. We have recently renovated the space to change the way we display work to make it easier, safer and cleaner to rotate through the various shows that are planned for this year! This means more shows for our fans and safer and more diverse hanging systems for the artists.
We believe art belongs with the people who love it.
Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley is approximately 280 sq. ft. in the main interior room and all the walls are 10 ft. tall. There are 24 newly installed adjustable full spectrum LED spot lights on the ceiling, which will beautifully highlight any artwork.
The Director of Arts Activities will be on hand during installation to help arrange your work in the gallery and hang and light it to its best advantage. Please see the gallery map for more information about wall space and dimensions.
There are two ways to show your work through Artisan Alley’s ‘Dimensions Gallery’:
1. Featured Showing:
At Dimensions you can propose your show to us. If accepted, you’ll have your work expertly displayed and promoted for one full month in a calendar year with dates including your installation and uninstall times. There will also be weekly open hours for viewing for the public. With this option Dimensions Gallery will request the greater between $75 or a 30% commission from each artist per piece of work sold. We will have friendly and knowledgeable people there during the open hours to help facilitate this process and help to promote your artist statement and sell your work.
To propose your show you’ll just need to fill out the proposal form and send us 7 to 10 images of your work to be juried, along with an image list including title, size, date and medium. We will get back to you once we have had a chance to review your application.
If you would like to have an organized opening or closing reception with refreshments served there is an additional charge depending on your expected attendance. Please contact us to determine pricing.
2. Dimensions Gallery Themed Group Shows:
The other way to show your work at Dimensions Gallery is to submit your work to one of our themed group shows. These will happen at least twice a year, with more specific submission call-out information in advance. Dimensions Gallery will take a 30% commission from any work sold at a group show.
Some Special Discounts:
If you are a senior, a student with a valid ID or a non-profit organization you will receive 10% off. If you are a member of Artisan Alley’s Burl & Ingot you will receive 20% off. If you are a studio artist at Artisan Alley you will receive 50% off.
If accepted for any show at Dimensions Gallery we will request a full list of artworks, including title, date, medium(s), size and price.
Dimensions Gallery will store work for up to one(1) month after designated pickup dates to allow for any unforseen circumstances. If pickup cannot be arranged in that month Dimensions Gallery and Artisan Alley are no longer responsible for the work and will consider it abandoned.
In order to pay an artist for work sold Dimensions Gallery and Artisan Alley will need contact info for a PayPal account, which is easy and free to set up if the artist doesn’t already have one. Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley accepts all card types, cash and PayPal.
If an artist does not like these terms, or would prefer to handle all promotion and advertising personally, or operate under different open hours of the gallery, please contact us to get more information about space rental.
We invite you to immerse your guests into our cozy space that is unlike anything else in Bloomington. The unique, personable and intimate setting, coupled with exceptional works of art by preeminent artists, lends an exquisite backdrop to your special event. Our Bloomington location is available to rent for a variety of private events, ranging from solo and group shows to business meetings, lectures, workshops and private engagements.
Updated track hanging system
Large outdoor reception area
Adjustable full spectrum lighting system
Newly updated floor
Light refreshments (optional)
Amongst active artist studios
Located on future site of the Switchyard Public Park
Renovated in February 2016
On S. Rogers St, just west of the B-Line Trail.
Just three blocks south from Sweetgrass
One building south from The Warehouse
Surrounded by ample parking
Featuring a diverse field of artwork by both established and emerging artists.
For more information please contact us through our email form.