Artist Support Services

Artist Support Group

Artistry’s Artist Support Group is designed to give visual artists the chance to make connections with other artists and receive information, tools, and skill-building opportunities to advance their own artwork and career.  Group meetings are free, occur on a Tuesday evening every other month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and focus on a different topic each session. Meetings may also include time to critique current work and share information about participants' upcoming art happenings.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Atrium Gallery - Bloomington Center for the Arts

Topic: Inspiration Station

Artist Support Group Meeting
Inspiration Stations with WET PAINT
Tuesday, September 19
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Arts
2nd Floor Classrooms

The awesome art experts at Wet Paint will be on hand to show off new products and techniques during this interactive Artist Support Group meeting we’re dubbing “Inspiration Stations”.  Explore a new medium or learn how an old favorite can be used with new results. Get great tips on the vast world of art supplies to make your studio and work area work best for you! Come with an open mind and be ready to get your hands dirty. We’ll meet in the 2nd floor Atrium Gallery and then head to the different classroom “stations” in small groups to get inspired and leave ready to create. Stations will include - New at Wet Paint, Encaustic & Cold Wax, Using Resists with Watercolor, and Hand Lettering. This will be a fun and interactive departure from the typical lecture style meeting and, best of all, you may walk away with some free art goodies!

We have stopped accepting registrations for this Tuesday's support group, as it is at capacity. We hope to see you next time!

Artist Support Group meetings are always free but we do have a free will offering box with a suggested donation of $5 per participant to help supplement the presenter stipend. 

2017 Meeting Dates and Topics (subject to change)

January 24 – Gallery Panel
March 28 – Building Your Artist Website
May 23 – Business of Selling Art
September 19 – Inspiration Station
November 14 – Public Art Intro

Advance registration is typically not required but is requested. For more information, to be put on the Artist Support Group e-mail list, or to register for upcoming meetings, please contact Director of Visual Arts Rachel Daly at or 952-563-8570.

Professional Development

Artistry provides free one-on-one critiques and coaching for visual artists seeking advice on developing a resume/bio, writing an artist statement, presenting images, and other topics relevant to attaining an exhibition at Artistry and other venues. Visual Arts Director Rachel Daly has more than 15 years' experience working with artists; designing and installing exhibitions; and serving as a panelist, fine art judge, and guest speaker for organizations, art fairs, and colleges/universities throughout the region. To schedule a time to meet with Rachel, please contact her at

Business of Art Classes and Workshops

Artistry provides classes and workshops designed to help practicing artists develop the skills they need to promote and establish themselves in the fast-paced, ever-changing art world. Classes are taught by subject matter experts. To see current classes, click here and check the listings under "Business of Art."