Opened in 2003, Blue Connection is Millikin University’s retail art gallery located in the Madden Arts Center in Downtown Decatur. Focused on arts and specialty businesses, the retail location is used by students in Millikin's Arts & Entrepreneurship Program to grow their businesses. Products are conceived, designed, and/or crafted by the students who sell them.
Millikin’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Program
(A&E) Program is a six-credit course sequence providing learning-based business opportunities for students to practice self employment. The Program utilizes curricular-based, experiential activities and student-run ventures to give students a live laboratory experience in developing, launching, and growing a business. Rather than learn before doing, students are expected to learn while
doing by first launching a micro-venture in the Program’s introductory course The Art of Entrepreneurship
. Then, students explore growth though Blue Connection.