The Bloomington Creative Glass Center is creating a 27 foot long paint-by-number mural on the side of our building, along the north entrance of Switchyard Park, and we are inviting YOU to come help us bring it to life!

The three panel mural is designed by artist Carol Hedin, a local collage and stained glass artist. Everyone is invited to come paint a section during BCGC’s inaugural First Saturday event on June 5th, 1:00-6:00 pm at the Glass Center, 229 W Grimes Ln. Come with friends, family, and everyone in between and get your creative juices flowing while painting a section of our mural.

We will also have fresh food on hand care of La Poblana Taco truck, JD’s Taste of Chicago food truck, and The Chocolate Moose!

If you cannot paint June 5th, we will have other painting opportunities throughout the month of June.

  • June 6, 2-5
  • June 8, 2-5
  • June 9, 3-6
  • June 12,  1-5
  • June 16, 2-5

Click here to sign up for one of our other dates

The finished panels will be installed on the west and south sides of BCGC, alongside the Grimes entrance to Switchyard Park. Our goal is to help brighten up the outside of our center as well as surrounding neighborhood. This community effort aims to bring the public together in a fun, and meaningful way through art this summer.

This project is funded in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association(BUEA) through the Recover Forward Grants for the Arts. It is also supported by our arts partners, Bloomington Paint and Wallpaper, Lowe’s, Artisan Alley, and Loren Wood Builders.

Please call or email Bloomington Creative Glass Center with questions or any needed accommodations at (812) 369-4777.

Volunteer to help!

We are looking for volunteers to help us set up and work with the public on each of our painting days. If you are interested, please click on our volunteer interest form.