March 2018

Artisan Alley Newsletter

In this month’s issue, we’ll be discussing our weekly Sunday get togethers, new partnerships, upcoming classes, and more!

Upcoming Classes

We have some very exciting classes coming up in the near future here at Artisan Alley. On Sunday March 4th, McImagery is hosting an Intro to Wax Painting class where you can learn how to melt wax in order to make vivid paintings. On Sunday March 25th at 5 pm, Karen’s Knock-Out Designs is hosting an acrylic pouring workshop at our 2nd St. location. In addition to these singular workshops, we are continuing our monthly Dimensions Gallery events such as First Friday gallery opening, Second Saturday, Third Thursday social event, and Fourth Sunday.

Weekly Sunday Get-Togethers

For the past few weeks, we have been meeting at our 300 W Hillside location to get the space completely organized. If you’d like to come out we will be meeting every Sunday from 3-6. There will be refreshments and food.

Member Board Meeting

Just another quick reminder that on March 11, 2018 at 5 pm, our board will have their annual membership meeting. We strongly urge our members to attend the meeting in order to have a say in our decision making as your vote counts!

Meet Marc

Marc Tschida started working with Artisan Alley in November of 2015 where he developed Press Puzzles and had a studio at our South Rogers location. He will be joining the Artisan Alley team as our financial and non-profit assistant. His responsibilities include bookeeping, financial guidance, non profit management, and retail store development. We’re very excited to have him on board!

March Gallery Show


This month’s Gallery Show is  “Blast of Color” featuring Artisan Alley members! The First Friday gallery show is on Friday March 2nd at 5 pm. Our members participating in the gallery are Ruth Liu, Mark Parmenter, Ashley Salazar, and Mark Beebe. Make sure to fill out this application if you’re interested in having work in our Dimensions Gallery in the future!

New Partnership with Sober Joe Coffee

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Sober Joe Coffee. With Sober Joe, you can drink great coffee and help a great cause. All of their profits go to non profit organizations on the front line battling addiction in Bloomington, IN. Sober Joe coffee is free for members of Artisan Alley and $2.00 for non-members.

Put Your Artwork At Made!

Selling art can be difficult. Whether you can’t find a place in a central location with good foot traffic or the comission rates are more than you want to pay, it’s hard to find a good place to put your creations. Fortunately, there’s Made! Made is a consignment shop on 2nd Street that offers 100% commision to their artists. If you’re interested in putting your work up at our shop, stop by today and pick up more information about mem


Slime Time and Creative Kids

We’d like to thank everyone who came out for our Slime Time Creative Kids event on Sunday, Feb. 25th. We had over 20 kids and hope it will grow from here. 
In the future, all of our Fourth Sunday classes will be dedicated to Creative Kids events! If you or anyone you know are interested in teaching a Creative Kids class, contact us at

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