to bring together area artists and foster art support, education, collaboration, and sustainability, within the local community.
Artisan Alley is at Bloomington’s center for artist studios, co-working spaces, mid-sized venues, classroom types, and creative entrepreneurship. Here, the arts are both taught and shared, through exhibits, lectures and workshops, and performances. We bring together sculptors, tradesmen, illustrators, muralists, photographers, videographers, audio engineers, musicians, painters, healers, beauticians, barbers, body artists, writers, and dancers in a variety of multi-use spaces.
It began with a passion for art and a handful of post-college students, that were just starting their journey as emerging artists
Artisan Alley is run by a number of volunteers, contributors, members, and artists. We dedicate this section to the main people who make it all possible.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS– A board of directors is the governing body, elected by members, to set strategy and oversee management. The board typically meets monthly and is fiscally responsible for the organization.
FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR– Adam Nahas is one of the original founders of Artisan Alley. He is a renowned metal sculptor who has installed metal works around the world and is a Bloomington local. He is currently the Executive Director and handles the management of the operations of our spaces and programs.
Artisan Alley is searching for knowledgeable and motivated individuals to join our team and help shape our organization members.
We take this mission seriously.
The art world is constantly shifting. However, Artisan Alley’s essential mission- supporting our community through engagement with artisans — will never change. We will continue to uphold an active presence in Bloomington while creating and sustaining connections between our city and the broader art world. We are a member-based art nonprofit, and our members offer many creative services to the Mid-West and beyond. Our members are artists, freelancers, crafters, techies, creatives, side-hustlers, and entrepreneurs. Here you can learn more about our members and the skillset each offers:
We believe the arts uplift the community.
Art takes us away from our everyday routines and invites new experiences into our lives. The intention to create beauty for one another is a powerful force. The more we experience art together, the more connected we are as a community. Artisan Alley houses projects and conversations between artists and non-artists, beginners and experts, and everyone in between. To be a contributing sponsor there are many ways to get involved and make an impact in our community. Below is a breakdown of our sponsorship tiers.
|Sponsor Level||Amount||Digital Gifts||Physical Gifts|
|Surrealism*||$5,000.00+||Watermark on Content||Original Piece of 3-D Artwork|
|Realism*||$2,000.00+||Cross Promotion||Original Piece of 2-D Artwork|
|Dadaism*||$1,000.00+||Call w/ Exec. Director||Free Class for a Group (up to 8)|
|Cubism*||$400.00+||Website Listing||10-Day Pass|
|Expressionism*||$200.00+||Instagram Post||5-Day Pass|
Artisan Alley would like to thank these businesses for supporting us. These contributors are helping us move forward with our journey to be Bloomington’s, Premier Arts Community. Click on the Icons below to be forwarded to these sponsors’ websites.