Indiana University is located in….
- the community of Bloomington
- the south-central area of the State of Indiana
- the Midwestern region of the United States
- midway between the Canadian Provinces and Mexico
Bloomington Indiana is central to key populations within the Midwestern US
- Chicago, IL - 4 hours
- St. Louis, MO - 4 hours
- Cincinnati, OH - 3 hours
- Louisville, KY - 2 hours
- Indianapolis, IN - 1 hour
About Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, Indiana, is the arts and cultural hub of the Midwest. While IU’s amazing arts and entertainment offerings play a large role in the city’s cultural atmosphere, Bloomington is extraordinary in its own right. Bloomington residents and IU students, faculty, and staff form a vibrant, active community that benefits from the metropolitan qualities of a large city and the easy pace of a small town. Bloomington is a modern, thriving city of about 69,000 which has earned the reputation of being culturally rich, ethnically diverse, economically strong and physically charming.
The community of Bloomington with a population of over 80,000 residents offers the sophistication of a cultural center with international-caliber performances in opera, theater, music and dance. It is the quintessential college town offering an intimate, walkable, friendly and safe community.
Guests attending the ILCLE2018 Conference will find that downtown Bloomington where the host hotel is located is alive and vibrant as residents and college students alike stroll through the downtown galleries and visit the many pubs, cafes, shops, local restaurants, live music and comedy clubs well into the evening hours.
The galleries in Bloomington are as diverse as the art they display. From large, formal galleries on campus to boutique galleries downtown, the art viewing (and buying) experience can be tailored to suit your personality. View work by major artists, ancient civilizations, and local craft makers in unique settings.
Art Galleries in Bloomington
Night Life, Performances and Entertainments
Like the campus itself, the community of Bloomington is alive with music. Local pubs, restaurants and night clubs are filled with music from bluegrass to jazz to country to hip-hop and rock. The music scene in Bloomington is lively, diverse and rich.
For detailed information about life music, theater, dance and comedy, bars, pubs, breweries, wineries and distilleries, visit
About Indiana University Bloomington
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana University’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts.
The Bloomington campus is a careful blend of traditional and modern architecture set in a park-like environment. Opportunities abound to run, walk or meander alongside streams, through woods, and along tree lined paths. We invite you to preview some of the scenes that await you by taking a virtual campus tour!
Consistently recognized among the most beautiful campuses in the United States, Indiana University is beautiful and easy to navigate.
While attending the ICLCLE2018 Conference, you would be well served to visit some of the Bloomington campuses’ many cultural attractions: