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We've got a brand new look for this month's newsletter! This issue discusses murals, upcoming changes with our organization, and fun Holiday activities.
501(C)3 Changes:
Artisan Alley is going to be receiving our 501(C)3 tax status. We have been trying to receive our 501(C)3 status for over a year now, and we are very excited for the doors that this change opens up! With this change, we are actively looking for people to help with grant writing and finding fundraising opportunities. If you think you can help us with either of those things, please email
With this tax status change also comes a change with our retail store locations. The board is currently deciding what will happen with our retail locations.  We are taking suggestions and ideas from all of our members and people in the community! Artisan Alley is excited for all of these wonderful changes and we can not thank our members enough for the opportunities they have provided us with. 
'Tis the season for spending time with loved ones and creating something special! 
December Events:
First Friday Gallery Show: 12/7/2018
       Our Gallery Opening Reception is something very special this month: a student show! Life Designs and Bloomington High School North will be showcasing their students' best works of art in our Dimensions Gallery at 222 W 2nd St. The reception begins at 5 pm and goes until 8 pm.

Upcycle Vintage Jewelry: 12/3/2018, 12/10/2018, 12/19/2018
      Our talented instructor will teach you how to create beautiful gifts for your loved ones while using vintage jewelry! Our upcycle vintage jewelry classes are so many people's favorite craft classes. These classes will take place in our Dimensions Gallery at 222 W 2nd St. from 6-8 pm. 

Holiday Markets: 12/14/2018 & 12/15/2018
        This is your last chance to buy a hand crafted gift from the best local artists! Our Holiday Market features artists that make amazing products ranging from authentic wool pieces, candles, natural soaps, paintings, drawings, and so much more! We will also have a FREE Santa Photo Booth and a free ornament crafting workshop for kids! These markets will be taking place at our 222 W 2nd St. location from 3-9pm. 
Are you interested in teaching a class with Artisan Alley? We are now taking instructors for 2019 to teach Artisan Alley classes either in the community or in one of our locations. If you're interested in becoming an instructor, please fill out this application or email if you have any questions. 
Artist Spotlight
This month's Artist Spotlight is showcasing the painter of our 804 W Kirkwood Ave. mural, as pictured above. Mark Kunoff has been painting for almost 40 years, and draws inspiration from a variety of places and artists, including Salvador Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh, Robert Crumb, Prince, and more. He first got involved with Artisan Alley by doing projection art at our South Rogers location during music events. You can find more of his work on his website
Burl And Ingot Workshops Ready for Business!
Artisan Alley is so proud to announce that our newest location, 1305.5 W 11th St., home of the new Burl and Ingot Tool Library, is open and ready for tool sharing, borrowing, and open studio work! The space is finally organized and prepared for all of your tool sharing needs. If you're interested in renting tools or studio space, please contact for more information.
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