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Summer Festival Of The Arts: 113 Days Of Art

The 113-day-long Summer Festival of the Arts includes events in music, theater, film and visual art. It's hosted by a number of different venues in Bloomington.

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People outside IU Auditorium, one of the venues this year in Bloomington's first annual Summer Festival of the Arts.

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Summer Festival of the Arts: 113 Days of Art

Sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington, 113 Days of Art includes events in music, theater, film and visual art.


Summer Festival of the Arts

Summer is a time when Bloomington’s Indiana University campus becomes more than just a university. It is the home of the IU Writers’ Conference, an Audobon Institute gathering, Mini University, and a wide array of other summer camps and workshops. This year, visitors to Bloomington and residents alike will bring in the warmer months with Bloomington’s first ever Summer Festival of the Arts.

113 Days of Art, as it’s otherwise known, is sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington and includes events in music, theater, film and visual art.

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A Positive Impact On Economy And Residents Alike

Julie Warren is the Director of Tourism at the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau. She describes some of what visitors to Bloomington this summer have to look forward to:

There are numerous opportunities to see live theater, with student and professional staff, and hundreds of musical performances that’ll be taking place through the Jacobs School of Music. There are also some art gallery presentations, and IU Cinema is going to be showing a couple of films earlier in the summer. So there are just tons of opportunities to explore.

She says the Summer Arts Festival could create a real positive impact on Bloomington’s economy, in part because during the summer the audience for such events is different than during the school year. Alumni come back to visit, and some college freshmen of 2012 have just arrived.

I think it’s actually going to be a great introduction for all of the incoming freshmen and new students. There’s probably a perception for people who are coming from the east coast or maybe some bigger cities that they’re going to be in the midwest in some cornfield and there’s not a lot of culture here. I think this is going to blow that perception out of the water.

While some may think that Bloomington slows down during the summer, in fact the rich variety of events at 113 Days of Art is a treasure for Bloomington residents who stick around.

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Rachel Lyon

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Lyon came to Bloomington in 2009 to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at IU. At WFIU, she is an announcer for All Things Considered and classical music, and she produces features for Artworks. Rachel's glad to be working in radio again after a long drought since her undergraduate years, when she was a DJ for WPRB, the independent station in Princeton, NJ.

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