Around the community: Social distancing: Alive & Kickin

Alive and kickin conference call Members of Alive & Kickin keep in touch virtually.

Social distancing: Alive & Kickin 

With times as they are, organizations in the Bloomington Center for the Arts are looking to find ways to engage their communities in absence of events and performances. The senior rock group, Alive & Kickin, keeps performers, volunteers and fans in touch with each other online. 

“We are focused on how we can keep our seniors engaged during this time,” Executive-Artistic Director and Founder Michael Matthew Ferrell said. 

In March, Alive & Kickin launched a new more user-friendly website. You can check it out at Visitors will find a blog, picture and video galleries, current cast biographies, video tributes to commemorate members who have passed and more. 

A recent public service announcement on the Alive and Kickin Facebook page reminds readers to “Rock out … Stay home, and stay healthy ... Because we need to see you at our next Alive & Kickin show.”

Bloomington resident Crosby Bloomington resident Crosby decorates her windows with homemade art.

Spreading cheer 

If you’ve been taking walks through your neighborhood during this time of self-quarantine and social distancing, you may have noticed art popping up around you. Many parents and kids are creating and posting encouraging signs and other decorations in windows for passersby. There are also many encouraging messages written on sidewalks throughout the community to lift spirits. 

Have you seen something cool happening in the community? Let us know! Upload a photo on the City’s website at