Summer art abounds in B-town

Summer in Bloomington includes warmer temperatures, outdoor seating at your favorite restaurant, Saturday mornings at the Farmers’ Market — and art.

Flowers bloom in front of Bryan House.

Flowers bloom in front of Bryan House on IU's Bloomington campus.

If you think the campus and community slows down during the summer, you’re sadly mistaken.

There’s plenty to see and do in B-town over the summer, including IU’s second annual Summer Festival of the Arts. The festival began last year as a way to support the creation of new arts events and showcase the vibrant cultural offerings at IU that help make the area such a popular destination.

This year’s line-up includes a public art installation of giant brains, Irish stepdancing at IU Auditorium, a concert by renowned pianist Menahem Pressler at the Jacobs School of Music and, at IU Cinema, a digitally restored version of “Children of Paradise,” the 1945 masterpiece often referred to as the greatest French film of all time.

Indiana Festival Theatre will also host its second season, with shows ranging from “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” to “The Taming of the Shrew.”

For a full list of activities, visit the Summer Festival of the Arts site. You can also sign up to receive a weekly electronic newsletter with reminders about upcoming concerts, movie screenings, art exhibits and theatrical performances.

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