We are excited to have been mentioned in the August 6th post on Big Mike’s B-Town, a section of the Limestone Post magazine. Please click through and read about the hard work that has gone into the journey of building an arts organization and transforming it into a 501(c)3 non-profit that benefits the local Bloomington, Indiana community.
Michael G. Glab has been an independent writer since 1983 when he wrote his first article for the Chicago Reader about professional wrestlers. His in-depth personality profiles became a staple in the Reader over the next two decades. Today, he hosts a WFHB radio interview feature called “Big Talk” and is the brain behind the blog, The Electron Pencil. WFIU’s David Brent Johnson has described Big Mike as “a hip town crier” who writes “in a colorful, intelligent working class vernacular.”
After Adam Nahas and his art school friends graduated from Indiana University they found themselves without the school’s physical resources and human network. So he and a few other artists started up a shared work space — akin to a clubhouse — for creative types here in Bloomington. Their seminal locus has evolved into a support and education resource, social center, tool repository, and all-around one-stop shop for our town’s artists and those who aspire to become one. It’s called Artisan Alley; it now has three locations and offers classes, computer labs, studio space, galleries and much more.