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Visual Arts at the John Waldron Arts Center

Gallery Mission:
Our mission is to build bridges between different arts and backgrounds and to create an opportunity to expose local communities to impactful art. Additionally, the gallery provides a vibrant venue in the heart of downtown Bloomington for local and regional artists from all stages of their careers to exhibit.

From community, for the community. 
We seek art to elevate the public’s visual and intellectual experience in all mediums and styles. We facilitate opportunities to bring artists closer to audiences by providing art shows, talks, films, and other programming. Our venue is open to everyone through the galleries and studio programs, emphasizing art made in the community for the community. We are here to become a house for all artists, encouraging them to advance their practices and develop a stronger connection with society. We work with artists, photographers, indie filmmakers, poets, musicians, and writers to facilitate a welcoming space to exchange art and creative ideas.

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Art Gallery Hours

Waldron Arts Center Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday 12:00-5:00pm
Thursday 12:00-8:00pm
Friday 12:00-8:00pm
Saturday 5:00-8:00pm

The galleries are currently closed. They will reopen on June 2nd!

Rent the Art Galleries

The Waldron Arts Galleries are also available for rent! To check out the wall and floor plans on each of our galleries, click here! To start planning your rental email or

Upcoming Exhibit: Rosemary P Miller

All Children are Gifted and Talented; Pat Gleeson and 50 Years of Children’s Theatre

June 2 – 30, 2023

Curated by Tom Gleeson

Many people, including her colleagues and her young actors, would often hear Pat Gleeson say “All children are gifted and talented” and she believed that theatre was a way for children to find out what those talents were – even if those talents did not lie in theatre itself. Pat strongly believed in the benefits of arts education as a way to understand history and the human condition and her intention was to broaden the minds and enrich the lives of the children she worked with. For her, theatre was not just an after-school activity.

Photos, videos, sets, and costume pieces in this exhibit walk you through Pat Gleeson’s 50-year commitment to arts education and the theatre. Her work included founding two children’s theatres, including Acting Up for Bloomington, Indiana. She taught and directed for numerous high schools, including Bloomington High School North. She served for 20 years as the Executive Director for the Boston Children’s Theatre and led Stages Bloomington from 2014-2019.

Pat Gleeson died on November 8, 2019. This exhibit is in honor of her life’s work and the passion she had for children’s theatre in the hopes of inspiring current and future leaders of all sorts, but in particular in the arts, as well as those who wish to celebrate the many talents of young people in today’s world.

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Upcoming Exhibit: Spotlight Gallery

Harvesting Limestone: Featuring the work of Tom Duffy

June 2 – July 28, 2023

In 2015, Indiana Limestone Company invited Duffy to photograph in their quarries in Oolitic and Bloomington. Their quarries were the source of the limestone for major buildings around the country, including the Empire State Building, the Pentagon, and National Cathedral. One of their quarries was also featured in the movie Breaking Away. Duffy spent from 2015 to the summer of 2018 driving into the quarries to photograph the workers and their work.  His goal in the project is to tell the story of the process of harvesting the limestone and the men who do it. 

Tom Duffy has been working as a professional photographer since 2003. While he does not have a formal photography education, he has studied with several of the leading photographers in the country, including: John Sexton, Ansel Adams’ last assistant; Peter Turnley, a photojournalist whose photographs have been on the cover of Newsweek 43 times; and Phil Borgess, a member of the League of Conservation Photographers. Tom’s work has been seen in shows across the country, from Laguna Beach CA to Cambridge, MA and from Charlotte VA to Minneapolis MN. Locally, his work can be seen at The Venue (Bloomington) and the Indiana Artisan Galleries (Carmel & French Lick). More of Tom’s work can be seen at

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