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Slow Art Day

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Founded in 2010, Slow Art Day is an annual global event with a mission to help more people discover the joy of looking at and appreciating art. In 2022, Bloomington Artists organized the world’s first citywide Slow Art Day, and it has grown in our community since then. With 18 locations across Bloomington and Normal, there are lots of options for viewing!

So how does Slow Art Day work? When reporting on last year’s event, Lauren Warnecke of WGLT News summed it up like this: “Here are the basics of Slow Art Day: Visit any location on a list of participating museums and galleries, show up on Saturday and look at five pieces of art — slowly. The goal is to spend 5-10 minutes per piece. Think Cameron from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” staring intently at ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.’”

I invite you to take a break from the hectic pace of life and stop in my studio gallery to enjoy spending time connecting with my art. Find a piece that speaks to you and get lost in it for a while. Maybe you will chose to visit the beach, wander through the woods, or take a mental stroll alongside a rocky stream. Whatever you choose, I hope you will walk out the studio door feeling better than you did when you walked in.

An interactive map of participating locations can be found here.

A closing reception for the event will be held at The Hanger art gallery from 2 pm – 4 pm.


April 13
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Mandy Roeing Fine Art Studio and Gallery
105-A W Monroe St
Bloomington, IL 61701
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