BEAD is Bloomington's premiere arts and entertainment destination located in the heart of downtown.
Explore the work of artists indoors and out at our galleries and public art spaces. Take in a show at our theaters and live music venues. Choose from more than 90 downtown dining options and 100 shopping opportunities. Stroll walking trails or picnic at one of our three parks. Make it a weekend at a downtown hotel or a lifetime in our downtown neighborhoods and residential communities.
For information on events and attractions in BEAD, go to http://www.visitbead.com.
BEAD is a designated Indiana Cultural District by the State of Indiana and an economic development project of the City of Bloomington.
We're excited and humbled to be a part of BEAD, and to be a recipient of their sponsorship this calendar year!
Press Puzzles is a Bloomington based hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle company run by artisan Marc Tschida. Press Puzzles Puzzles feature Bloomington and Southern Indiana themed imagery, irregular edges, puzzles within puzzles and three dimensional pieces. Using a scroll saw, each uniquely cut puzzle takes 7 - 1o days to craft out of 1/4 purebond plywood. A perfect gift for anyone that loved our fair city of Bloomington, Indiana.
The Wood Frog is new to Nashville, Indiana and in addition to our woodworking business, we're building a small organic farm and homestead! We'll offer classes, events and tours along with a healthy selection of organic fruits, vegetables, syrup and honey! We hope you'll join us on the adventure and come learn with us as we grow!
At Teehaus Bath & Body, we believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin. Our products are obsessively natural. Teehaus soaps, lotions, and facial care products are made in small batches with the finest cold pressed and organic oils, natural colors, and pure essential oils. We use ingredients sourced from local farms whenever possible, including herbs and botanicals from our own small organic farm. Teehaus also supports fair trade buying practices that help small-scale farmers and cooperatives around the world to thrive.
Anne's Homemade Stuff makes natural body-care products including soaps, lotions, cleansers, facial products, deodorant, and healing salves. They focus on the use of sustainable materials and recycled or biodegradable packaging. Products contain quality fats and oils such as fair-trade cocoa butter, unrefined shea butter and organic coconut oil. Natural essential oils are used to enhance the aromatic and healing qualities. Hydrosols, herbal infusions and natural essential oils are used to enhance the aromatic and healing qualities of the products.
Rainbow Bakery is the indie business of our hearts and dreams. We adore Matt and Lisa and their entire staff, and we're SO thankful for having them on as a sponsor yet again for the 2016 year!!
Rainbow is always paying it forward not only with their delish vegan pastries, but also their mindfulness in the community.
Thank you Rainbow, for another year of support!
Make sure you stop by for a cinnamon roll or (our favorite) a pastie
Redly Works began in 2015, when Emily and Jared started making hand made gifts for friends and family members. They soon discovered a passion for making quality handmade goods for their home in Bloomington, IN. Now they sell their products to customers from all around the world. Combining up-cycled furniture with a mid-century modern aesthetic, Redly Works strives to make simple, but practical home goods. Bottle openers, gravity wine holders, and suitcase end tables are a few of their most popular products.
So excited to bring back The Green Nursery as a sponsor for this year's BHM!! The Green Nursery has been such a supportive neighbor to Gather over the past year since they've moved into Fountain Square Mall, and we're excited to host the spring BHM here in the mall with them!! Always supportive of small business and thinking outside the box - make sure to check up on TGN and see what they're up to their upcoming Bootie Box and the Great Cloth Diaper Change. Find them on FB!!!
Art 2 the Extreme is the creator of the Original Rainbow Crayon and was the first shop to ever sell a recycled crayon on Etsy in 2006. With over 200 shapes and styles of Rainbow Crayons, Art 2 the Extreme creates the perfect gift for the young and the young at heart!
Original, handmade items for the kids and for the kids in all of us. Mary hand sews lions, dinos, bats and whales by using wool felt for mature children. She, also uses her sewing machine and durable fabrics to create little rattles and woodland friends for tiny hands that tug and pull.