Arts Alliance Center opens in College Mall with gallery, gifts

Artist-created greeting cards starting at $2.50 is one of the scores of reasons to visit

Artist-created greeting cards starting at $2.50 is one of the scores of reasons to visit the new Arts Alliance Center in the College Mall. Not to be confused with the past Art Beat, which no longer exists, this new gallery and gift shop (with imminent performance and workshop rooms) is steps west of Target.

“If the Arts Alliance Center learned to speak, its first words would be ‘Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here,'” said Abi Zagel, “accidental techie,” center coordinator and store manager. “The center is the physical extension of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, and we are super, super grateful to Simon Mall.”

Being located in the mall helps to serve people both familiar and unfamiliar with the arts. Entering an art gallery can dismay, but not here. The center is a project of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington and is a place for artists to display, sell, perform and instruct.

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