April 2018

Artisan Alley Newsletter April 2018

In this month’s issue, we’ll be discussing our Artist Spotlight, Community Market, and more!

Flex Space Rental For Classes

Do you have an interest in teaching a class/workshop while also making a large profit? Look into renting our Flex Space!
On March 25th, Artisan Alley member Karen Owens held an hour long acrylic pouring workshop for $15 per person and profited over $250! At $10/hour, our Flex Space is an extremely affordable option for you to earn extra money doing what you love.

Weekly Sunday Community Market

We are so excited to announce that starting April 8th, our Community Market will be up and running every Sunday through October from 11am-4pm! The market will be held at our Made Store location in the parking lot right off the B-Line. This market is a great opportunity to showcase your art, food, dance, music, etc. If you don’t have anything to showcase, you can still come and enjoy the great atmosphere. If you’re interested in being a vendor at our Community Market please fill out our application.

First Friday

As you may or may not know, Artisan Alley has begun hosting events in our newly renovated Dimensions Gallery every First Friday, Second Saturday, Third Thursday, and Fourth Sunday of the month. This month we have some great events coming up!

Our First Friday Gallery Opening is kicking off with husband and wife artists Amy and Adam Dunn. Amy does watercolor paintings and Adam does simple line ink work. They have some amazing work and we hope you stop by! The event is Friday, April 6th at 5pm.

Other Monthly Events

Our Second Saturday Musical Event is a Hip Hop Night! This event takes place on Saturday, April 14th at 6 pm. Some of our featured artists include Stak Daniels and Quincy Royal. You can get more information as well as FAQ’s on our Facebook event page.

Our Third Thursday Social Night Event is Cider and Canvas! This event takes place Thursday, April 19th at 5 pm. We asked our followers on Facebook what events they would be interested in and this was by far the winner. For ticketing information please visit our Facebook event.

And last but not least, our Fourth Sunday Creative Kids Class! This event will take place on Sunday, April 29th at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. We will be doing a Cookies and Canvas! We have decided to make a series with Third Thursday and Fourth Sunday. An adult version and kid version of our Social Night Events. Stay tuned for more information!

Meet Jade

Jade Council has joined our team as our Events Coordinator. She will be creating new and exciting events for us at Artisan Alley! This includes all of our monthly events and weekly Community Markets. Her bubbly personality and passion for people has allowed her to excel in the creation of events, networking, and bringing more people into our evergrowing community of artists.


Artist Spotlight

Artisan Alley will be continuing their Artist Spotlight articles every month on their website. This month’s Artist Spotlight is Dorothy Lenard, owner of For The Kids Creations. She makes beautiful jewelry that is sold in our Made retail store. For more information, visit our Artist Spotlight page on our website.
If you’re an Artisan Alley member interested in being featured on our Artist Spotlight page, please fill out this application.

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February 2018

Artisan Alley Newsletter

In this month’s issue, we’ll be discussing our Annual Member Meeting, our 501(c)3 Nonprofit status, our newly remodelled Flexible Venue, the future of the Burl & Ingot Tool Library location, and much more.

The New Flexible Venue

We are proud to announce that we have remodeled and relocated our Dimensions Gallery into a 600 sq. foot space at our 2nd Street location. This space will have new features including a PA system, professional gallery lighting, a hanging system for displaying art, event lighting, a projector, a karaoke system and so much more. We look forward to the community and members using this space for classes, meetings, private events, and Artisan Alley’s own weekly events.

Upcoming Plans for Burl & Ingot

Burl & Ingot was officially moved from our South Rogers location sucessfully into our temporary location at 300 W Hillside. We are looking at relocating the Tool Library to a space on South Walnut Street, just across from the Starbucks and the McDonald, just behind the Big Red Liquor Store at the old Stone Mill. Once we move in to our location on 1840 S. Walnut Street, we will be there for 5 years and we will be offering commercial and industrial resident memberships. If you are looking for a new southern studio or know someone who is, please email us at studios@artisanalley.com.

Recurring Sunday Community Market on B-Line to start on March 18th. Sign up now!

For anyone interested in learning more about the event, or being included in this event, follow this link to fill out an application:

Calling all Artisan Alley Members!!!

On March 11, 2018 at 5 pm, our board will have their annual membership meeting. In this meeting, we will be discussing many issues including the switchover of our board of directors, all of Artisan Alley’s new membership perks, the addition of a mechanics garage at the Burl & Ingot Tool Library, bylaw changes, and an in depth discussion of these Newsletter topics. If you come to the meeting, you will get the chance to speak your mind about our programs, events or bring to light any concerns or ideas you may have. We strongly urge our members to attend the meeting in order to have a say in our decision making as your vote counts!

Meet Abbey

Abbey Frederick, modeling her wedding dress from this past fall,  is the new administrative assistant to our executive director, Adam Nahas. She will be assisting with everything including emails, scheduling, social media, and much more. She has been a member of Artisan Alley since February of 2017 as a ceramicist and has a studio at our hillside location. She is very excited about this opportunity to work with our Non-Profit and she looks forward to helping our members stay in-the-know to all the events that Artisan Alley has to offer.

Attention Artists!

Are you or someone you know interested in having art for display in our Dimensions Gallery for our monthly events?  If so, follow this link to fill out the application:
*If you would like to be considered for the March gallery show, the deadline for the form is February 24, 2018

Are you currently selling at Made?

If you’re currently selling your artwork at Made, we want to put your art on our website! We prefer high resolution images so that we can scale them down to the size we want. Send pictures of your work to media@artisanalley.com or bring in digital files of your work. We would like to have these images by Feb. 26, 2018.


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Instagram: @artisan_alley; @madeofbloomington
Facebook: Artisan Alley; Dimensions Gallery; Made-Bloomington
Twitter: @_artisanalley