Artistry's work to advocate for and facilitate public art has deepened our partnership with the City of Bloomington and helped us forge new connections with other public and private entities. Current and recent initiatives include Creative Placemaking in the South Loop, Penn American/Fresh Thyme, and Civic Plaza projects.

"Creative Placemaking" is an emerging field that works to build vibrant, distinctive, and sustainable communities through the arts. It engages artists and others in building social fabric and local economies while making physical, place-based improvements, leveraging the distinctive character and creative and cultural resources of each place.

Below: Images from the 2015 Discovery Charrette, part of Creative Placemaking in the South Loop.