Curtis Cantwell Jackson (left) and others listen to music by Anne Hurley, Jim Krause & Rex Miller.
Supporting local musicians has always been central to Wandering Turtle.
From 2003 - 2011, Wandering Turtle's storefront mission was to support local, regional and international artists and musicians. After closing the brick & mortar storefront in early 2011, Sweany Artworks & Wandering Turtle On-Line continues our commitment to art appreciation through this website. We carry handmade merchandise created by some of your favorite local artists and artisans as well as hand made works from around the world. We continually update and add new artists and artisans to our mix. We feature four main categories:
Fine Art - including originals, prints and giclee reproductions Gifts - including turtle lovers gifts! Jewelry- including Gomobyjo and others! Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) merchandise
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As a thank you to our many loyal storefront customers over the years, our On-Line shop offers special delivery rates to those customers within the Bloomington (IN) City Limits.
Our Bloomington, IN Storefront
Proud Recipient of
the 2009 Downtown
of the Year
Customers listen to Scott Russell Sanders read during Rock the Shops
Support for our Community
Wandering Turtle has always believed in supporting our local community and our
extended global community! We have proudly supported the following organizations through sponsorships, sales of products,
or through merchandise and/or financial donations:
Krista Detor performing at Bryan Park,
sponsored by Wandering Turtle
Area 10 Agency on Aging, Art Across Americas, Axis of Evil Fashion Show, BHSN United Students, BHSS Black Culture Club, Bloomingfoods 5K Run, Box Car Books, Brazillian Carnival, Bread for the Journey, Center for Coastal Studies, Center for Sustainable Living (Bioneers Conference), Chocolate Fest, Community Justice & Mediation Center, Doctors Without Borders, DBI (Downtown Bloomington Inc), Environmental Law Society, Feline Rescue Center, Free Speech TV (FSTV),The Glue Stick Gala, Harmony School Extravaganza, The Heart Project (Women's Heart Foundation), Heartwood, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Indiana Forest Alliance, Latino Outreach Center, Lotus Arts & Education Foundation, The Luna Festival, Middle Way House, Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Monroe County Parks & Recreation's Performing Art Series (Summer Concerts in the Park), Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, Nyaka Aids Orphans School, Options for Better Living, PALS (People & Animal Learning Services), Pawsible Dreams (Humane Association), Red Cross -Hurricane Katrina relief, Sassafras Audubon, Sister Cities International, Soup Bowl Benefit, SPEA, St. Charles School Band Program, Sycamore Land Trust, Tipitinas Foundation, WFHB - Community Radio, Wild Care Inc. & their Turtle Rehabilitation Program, Women Exposed ("WE"), WIUX - IU Student Radio, Wonderlab, World Food Program
"Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four), I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse."– Howard Zinn, July 2001, American Historian, WWll War Veteran