As many of you get ready for Slow Art Day 2023, we wanted to share this exciting news: the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois art community currently has *15* locations signed up for their citywide Slow Art Day 2023.
Located on the historic Route 66, these Bloomington artists and galleries are banding together to make Slow Art Day a full citywide celebration of art (and they designed a great poster, as you can see below).
Pamala Eaton of Eaton Studio Gallery started Slow Art Day in Bloomington several years ago.
This year Pamala’s colleagues, photographer Santino Lamancusa, owner of the The Hangar Art Gallery, and Janean Baird from Art Vortex, have met regularly to encourage and include other artists and galleries to join the now 15-site citywide, including:
410 Sculpture Park
Angel Ambrose Fine Art Studio
Art Vortex Studio & Gallery
Three Square Art Studio
Mandy Roeing Fine Art
Inside Out: Accessible Art
Eaton Studio Gallery
Illinois Art Station
The Hangar Art Company
The House on Garling
Joann Goetzinger Studio Gallery
Main Gallery 404
McLean County Museum of History
McLean County Arts Center
BCAI Cultural Center
They are so well-organized in Bloomington that they are even discussing plans to coordinate a *statewide* Slow Art Day in future years.
We can’t wait to see what they do this year *and* in the future.
Have a great Slow Art Day, everyone!
– Phyl, Johanna, Jessica Jane, Ashley, and Robin
P.S. If you want to send us advance details about your Slow Art Day 2023 plans, then please do and we may be able to feature you in a post like this.