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Bloomington Center for the Arts

A dynamic center for creative appreciation

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, north end of building
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 - 10 p.m.
Closed on some holidays

Musical players on stage.
Potters using wheel to shape clay.
Watercolorist at work

Center for the Arts entrance at Civic Plaza

Bloomington Center for the Arts occupies the north end of the Bloomington Civic Plaza.

The center is a focal point for the performing and visual arts for thousands of people in Bloomington and the surrounding communities.

The facility is utilized by nine resident art organizations, the City and the community for arts activities, City functions and private rentals.

Resident arts organizations

Use the following links to visit the Web sites of resident organizations of Bloomington Center for the Arts. Because the links leave the City of Bloomington's Web site, each opens in a new browser window.

Organizations external link


Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs


Bloomington Fine Arts Council


Bloomington Chorale


Bloomington Symphony Orchestra


Bloomington Theatre and Art Center


Continental Ballet Company


Medalist Concert Band


NOTE-able Singers


Thursday Musical



The Bloomington Theater and Art Center presents exhibitions in the Inez Greenburg Gallery and the Atrium Gallery at the north end of Bloomington Civic Plaza.

The Inez Greenberg Gallery typically features group shows, and site-specific art installations. The Atrium Gallery hosts smaller exhibits, often by a solo artist.

Building hours and other information


  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 - 10 p.m.

Dates closed:

  • New Year's Day - January 1 (or nearest weekday)
  • Martin Luther King Day - Third Monday in January
  • President's Day - Third Monday in February
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day - July 4 (or nearest weekday)
  • Labor Day - First Monday in September
  • Veterans' Day - November 11 (or nearest weekday)
  • Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25 (or nearest weekday)

Accessibility: Bloomington Center for the Arts is accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Pets: No animals are allowed (excepting service animals for people with disabilities).

Smoking: Bloomington Center for the Arts is a nonsmoking facility. Smoking on the grounds is permitted only in designated areas.

Art Center mural: During the summer of 2007, mural artist Erik Pearson painted a 2,500-square-foot mural that wraps around the northeast corner of the Center for the Arts building's exterior. Learn more about the mural, and view a slideshow of the mural's installation.


For more information, contact:

Jill Murphy, Recreation Supervisor
PH: 952-563-8889, TTY: 952-563-8740, FAX: 952-563-8715


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