The guiding inspiration behind the FAR is to create a space where multiple mediums can interact. We believe that collaboration fosters artistic creativity, growth and development. The FAR cultivates, promotes and offers programming from diverse backgrounds and celebrates the unique outcomes that artistic alliances yield. 

Whether it is an Argentine Tango performed to the backdrop of contemporary photographypoetry reading inspired by works on exhibit in Pictura Gallery or a community project creating art with tape, we embrace the unexpected outcomes and dialogues that these pairings bring to light. We hope you will join us on our mission to fill this space with creative collaborations and unique experiences. If you have an idea for an art collaboration or are looking for a venue for art programming, please contact info@​thefar.​org.

Recent Collaborations

Global Warming Series

June 10, 2021

Upcoming Collaborations

The Art of Chocolate

The Art of Chocolate is LIFEDesigns‘ signature fundraising event and silent auction held every year to raise funds for people with disabilities.

Saturday, May 21 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Purchase Tickets

Collaborations: Community Events

Bloomington Early Music Festival

Bloomington Early Music Festival - Opening Night Concert

Sunday, May 22 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Collaborations: Live Music

Bloomington Early Music Festival

Bloomington Early Music Festival - 'FAR' Away Day

Wednesday, May 25 | 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Workshops: Collaborations: Live Music: Film: Kids Programming: Kids Classes & Workshops

4th and Rogers Block Party!

The 3rd Annual Fourth and Rogers Block Party is back to celebrate the neighborhood!

Friday, June 3 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Exhibits: Collaborations: Live Music: Community Events: Kids Programming: Kids Activities

A capella @ FAR!

Join The Global Warblers and Wingspan for an evening of unforgettable a cappella at Bloomington's own FAR Center for Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, June 15th, from 7-8 PM!

Wednesday, June 15 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Collaborations: Live Music