Earth Cadets is a Chicago based company started in 2008. All the clothing and home goods at Earth Cadets are organic, recycled, and hand-printed in Chicago! Some of the products have Chicago pride, but others are just plain awesome. Check them out! EarthCadets.com
The Machinist Shop is a Bloomington, Indiana business. They “create hand-made metal jewelry, cut and etched with a modern, industrial style. Each piece retains the look of the careful hand work that went into it. Each shear, burnish brush, file, and chisel leaves a trace on the materials, so every piece takes on a life … More Featured Artist: The Machinist Shop
Dulcet Design is a unique line of lightweight acrylic jewelry, spanning a range of accessories for both men and women. Alicia Kravitz, a trained Architect, is the designer behind the Dulcet Design collection. Using the talents and eye developed in Architectural training, Alicia creates all of the durable, streamlined, extremely wearable designs. These pieces are … More Featured Artist: Dulcet Design
Sparks Design Studio will be featured at Gathering in Bloom and you won’t want to miss it! We’ll be featuring desk organization items that are handmade locally! They’re all one-of-a-kind. Check them out!
Lily Alyssa Boutique is owned and operated by Katy Rudzinski in her cozy, Seymour, Indiana home. She began her business in the fall of 2012 and has since branched out in terms of product. Now she handcrafts crocheted hats, boot warmers, scarves, and ear warmers as well as clutches, hair clips, diaper bags, and cute … More Featured Artist: Lily Alyssa Boutique
I hope you’ve all heard of, or seen, Rachael’s Cafe at 3rd and Lincoln. If not, you’re missing out. This local comfy spot has great coffee, great food (including vegan and GF options), and a warm atmosphere. Rachael is there most days and couldn’t be more helpful and polite to her patrons. I spent an … More Local in Bloomington
There’s SomeTHING in My Basement is the title of a book written by Nicole Osborne. Nicole was diagnosed with an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm when she was six months pregnant. She feared never getting to meet her daughter. The book is her journey through that experience and how she overcame her fears. At Gathering in … More Featured Artist: Flowers on Footprints
Vincent Desjardins is an illustrator who has been drawing his entire life. His mother had a career in commercial art! His artistic style is mostly influenced by children’s book illustrators like Garth Williams, Richard Scarry, and David Small. His work was even commissioned by Eddie Bauer in 2006! Here are a few of his recent … More Featured Artist: Vincent Desjardins
“Seekers of wonder and whimsy, we welcome you!” The tagline for Starsprinkle Supercollider is enticing enough. The two artists, Joshua and Cecily, each have a different creative talent. Cecily makes silver jewelry and Joshua does illustrations. Both will be featured at Gathering in Bloom on February 22nd! Check them out! http://www.starsprinklesupercollider.com
Blu Boy Chocolate Cafe and Cakery Blu Boy is located on Kirkwood Ave. just next to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You can find hand-painted chocolates for your valentine or pick up an ice cream sandwich for yourself! I had a cupcake this week and it was delightful. Check out Blu Boy soon!