Indianapolis Art Center

Indianapolis Art Center

Indianapolis Art Center 820 E 67th St Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

The mission of the Indianapolis Art Center is to engage, enlighten, and inspire our community by providing interactive art education, outreach to underserved audiences, support of artists, and exposure to the visual arts.


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Fri, Aug 27, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 27, 2021 8:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

365, or in other words, a year – is a measurement of time. It’s said a lot can happen in a year and that statement is truer than ever coming out of 2020. For The EIGHTEEN Art Collective, it’s been 1 year since the Indy BLM Street Mural was completed. History was made last August and the movement for change still continues. 365 days may mark the end of a year but it also marks the beginning of another and that’s the most important part of coming full circle.

Tags: art, EIGHTEEN Art Collective, social justice, nonprofit



Sun, Jul 18, 2021 11:00 AM - Sun, Jul 18, 2021 5:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Artisan vendors, antique vendors, unusual items and great shopping! FREE ADMISSION




Wed, Feb 26, 2020 6:30 PM - Wed, Feb 26, 2020 9:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

See five original films about Indiana created by five award-winning Indiana filmmakers in Indianapolis!

In 2019, five award-winning Indiana filmmakers were chosen by Indiana Humanities to create short documentaries examining the ways Hoosiers experience urban and rural identities today. The films—about a dance instructor in Gary dealing with the city’s disinvestment in arts education, about a rural community newspaper in Wayne County filling the gap caused by media consolidation, about a southern Indiana composting business that hires the formerly incarcerated to transform the land and their lives—complicate our ideas about who lives in Indiana and what they’re up to. Featured filmmakers include Dan Rybicky and Ryan Gleeson of Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, Emmy nominee Pat Wisniewski and Tom Desch, Bloomington-based duo Mitch Teplitsky and Gabriel Lantz, and Chad Perdue.

Please note: The screening will include a brief intermission between the third and fourth films.
6:00 PM Doors open (Please note: early entry will not be permitted)
6:30 PM Film Screenings Begin
8:30 PM Film Screenings Conclude

General admission is $5. Tickets will be sold at the door if seats are available.
Please note unclaimed seats will be forfeited to a stand-by line 5 minutes prior to the screening.

Pat Wisniewski and Tom Desch
One man’s journey from Sundown to Sunrise as he and his family integrate an all-white Indiana town in 1968. By breaking the color barrier, they also helped transform the town and place it on a trajectory of inclusion.

Ryan Gleeson
Follow a week in the life of a small-town newspaper in Wayne County, Indiana, for a look at how rural journalism is practiced today and why it matters.

Dan Rybicky
A dedicated dance teacher continues working with and inspiring his current and former students even after learning the nationally recognized arts high school in Gary, Indiana where he has taught for decades is being closed by the state.

Chad Perdue
A look at the experiences of mixed-race and non-white Hoosiers who live in rural and suburban communities.

Mitch Teplitsky and Gabriel Lantz
In southern Indiana, a married couple decide to leave academia to start a composting business — employing ex-offenders along the way. Now they’re on a mission to avert a looming waste crisis in Indiana, and beyond.

Other INseparable Film Tour Locations:
January 15– Valparaiso
January 23– Rushville
January 30– Lebanon
February 5– Bloomington
February 6– Franklin
February 12– Fort Wayne
February 20– Angola
March 6– Gary
March 7– Gary: Kids & Family Screening
March 12 – Richmond

About the Indianapolis Art Center
Rediscover the Indianapolis Art Center and experience creativity, beauty and nature! Take a class, go for a stroll, picnic by the White River, come to one-of-a-kind art shows and more! Located just off the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple, the Indianapolis Art Center is Indy’s premier creative destination for all ages. Each year, the Art Center offers hundreds of art classes, over 50 art exhibitions in six art galleries, an Outreach program that takes art to underserved communities, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. Sign up for a class today or check out upcoming events and get involved with this unique and creative community.

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Claire Mauschbaugh at [email protected]

Indiana Humanities takes photos and video at its events. These photos and video may appear on the Indiana Humanities website and in promotional materials. Your attendance at this event indicates your consent to have your image photographed, videotaped, and your permission to be interviewed, if appropriate.

Tags: five award-winning Indiana filmmakers were chosen by Indiana Humanities to create short documentaries examining the ways Hoosiers experience urban and rural identities today, film festival, film screening



Wed, Feb 26, 2020 12:15 PM - Wed, Feb 26, 2020 1:15 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Join Musical Mayor of Indianapolis Rob Dixon & Triology February 26 at the Indianapolis Artsgarden for the Art & Soul Celebration.

“Honoring the Right to Vote” serves as the theme of this year’s Art & Soul performances at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis celebrates Black History Month with a series of free, daily performances and not-to-be-missed events at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

This is the 24th year of the Art & Soul celebration, which runs from February 1 – 29, 2020.

See also:
📸 Lora Olive

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Rob Dixon, Triology, Saxophone



Fri, Feb 21, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Feb 21, 2020 9:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Explore the complexities and curiosities of the human figure as the Indianapolis Art Center celebrates the opening of the Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure exhibition on February 21 from 6-9pm.

Focusing on new and innovative artwork made about or featuring the human form, this national juried exhibition will feature over 50 artists across numerous states and mediums. While the human body has been the basis of artwork for centuries, with a juried exhibition highlighting a collection of striking experimentation, the result is a sampler of skilled artistic work that is as exceptionally diverse as our bodies themselves.

Refreshments including beer from Sun King Brewing Company will be available in the newly refurbished Ruth Lilly Library! The night’s festivities will include a dynamic and responsive performance by Lauren Curry of the Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective.

This exhibition opening is free and open to the public and will continue to be on display until April 8, 2020.

Tags: art, human form, Broad Ripple



Wed, Feb 05, 2020 6:00 PM - Wed, Feb 05, 2020 8:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Fashion goes beyond clothing. It can be a statement of who we are and how we want the world to see us.

The Storytellers Project is a nationwide series of live storytelling nights where anyone, from neighbors to notables, can step on stage and share a true, first-person story with their community. Journalists from USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms produce and host these nights to serve their community and develop a deeper connection to and greater empathy with them

Tags: The Storytellers Project, true, first-person stories



Tue, Jan 28, 2020 12:15 PM - Tue, Jan 28, 2020 1:15 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

An arc of mystery and music stretches across America like a vein of gold, an eternal blue highway that grows mired in fable as time both adds to and erases it. What Greil Marcus called “the old, weird America” can be heard in the music of Robert Johnson and Santo and Johnny and Tammy Wynette and Duane Allman, from the dark underbelly birthed in New Orleans that extends across the plains from Bakersfield, California, to Macon, Georgia; from Roscoe Holcomb’s “high lonesome sound” to Bob Dylan’s “wild mercury sound.” And it can most definitely be heard in the reflective, lightning-flash-of-brilliance that is the music of 29-year-old Charlie Ballantine.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Recital, Charlie Ballantine



Tue, Dec 10, 2019 6:00 PM - Tue, Dec 10, 2019 8:30 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Please join us for a holiday celebration for YOU, the caregiver!

This event is FREE admission, thanks to sponsor AARP Indiana!

This free, fun and relaxing time will include appetizers and beverages, live holiday music, hand massages, two keynote speakers, including a speaker from AARP, a comedian and two creative breakout sessions (making a joy ornament and assembly of blessing bags for homeless).

Care will be provided for your loved one at Joy’s House Broad Ripple from 5:45-8:45pm, free of charge. (Please register your loved one as well when registering for the event!

When: Tuesday, December 11, 6-8:30pm
(Registration starts at 6pm with refreshments until 6:40pm, when program will begin.)

Where: Indianapolis Art Center (free parking on the north and east side of the building)

Please register at the Joy’s House front desk or email [email protected]

Tags: free, fun and relaxing time will include appetizers and beverages, live holiday music, hand massages, two keynote speakers, including a speaker from AARP, a comedian and two creative breakout sessions (making a joy ornament and assembly of blessing bags for homeless)



Sun, Sep 29, 2019 3:00 PM - Sun, Sep 29, 2019 4:30 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Join Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, AFSC Indiana, Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, The Church Within and VOCAB for our celebration to welcome the new year.

We will be meeting behind the Indianapolis Art Center in Broad Ripple near the river for a beautiful, interfaith community service on Rosh Hashanah.

Tashlich is a traditional Jewish ceremony where we begin the new year with reflection, identify ways that we have missed the mark and recommit ourselves to seeking justice.

Our ceremony, open and welcoming to all, will be an opportunity to share prayers, poems, reflections and community. We hope you can join us. All are welcome. LGBTQIA++ open and affirming.

The Indianapolis Art Center is accessible via the Red Line.

Tags: Join Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, AFSC Indiana, Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, The Church Within and VOCAB, Tashlich



Fri, Aug 16, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 16, 2019 10:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

ArtSparkle is the Indianapolis Art Center’s end-of-summer party that starts in our galleries and spills out under the stars into #ArtsPark’s natural splendor. With one-of-a-kind art experiences, a special first look to our newest exhibition, specialty food and drink, dancing, and fun, ArtSparkle is a party with purpose and an exclusive preview of the coming year at the Art Center.

For its 14th year, the theme for ArtSparkle is Chroma. Chroma is the intensity of color, so come wearing striking hues and eye-catching patterns as we take cues from Kandinsky and Klee and art eras long past. Explore your vibrant side and dress to impress.

Coinciding with our Fall Exhibition Opening, the night provides an opportunity for donors, the community, and philanthropists of all kinds to interact at our most important fundraiser.

Expect an exclusive first look at the Art Center’s fall exhibition series: including the group show “Chroma” and solo exhibitions by Jen Broemel and Jamie Lynn Williams. Interactive art activities inside the Art Center’s studios. Specialty food and drink provided by MBP Catering, Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, Pinnacle Catering Group, Mallow Run Winery, and Sun King Brewery. Live entertainment by Endless Summer Band.
Silent and live auctions featuring locally made artwork and unique Indianapolis experiences.

Looking to add a bit more sparkle to your evening? Beginning at 6:00 PM, the VIP Hour offers a variety of benefits for ArtSparkle, including early access to the event, specialty drinks, premier parking, and the opportunity to meet the exhibition artists.

All proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Art Center and provide critical support of the institution’s groundbreaking and award-winning exhibitions, which are open to the public free of charge seven days a week, as well as to classes, outreach and other community programs.

Tags: ArtSparkle, a party with purpose and an exclusive preview of the coming year at the Indianapolis Art Center



Sun, Jan 27, 2019 3:00 PM - Sun, Jan 27, 2019 4:30 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Join us for the inaugural concert of the new Music on the Monon series at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Experience “Growing Up Baroque,” with music by Geminiani, Marais, Bach, and Vivaldi! IndyBaroque Music, Inc. team up with the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy to showcase iconic period pieces from the Suzuki books, performed on Baroque instruments in a historically-informed performance style.

The Indy Baroque Chamber Players, founded in 2017, is an ensemble consisting of musicians taken from the rosters of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Named one of the top 25 ensembles in celebration of Early Music America’s 25th anniversary in 2011, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments. The members of the Indy Baroque Chamber Players are all recognized chamber music specialists who have been working together in other formations for many years, performing throughout the United States and indeed throughout the world.

Monon Concert Series 2019

1/27/19: Indy Baroque presents “Growing Up Baroque”
2/3/19: Echoing Air presents “Cupid’s Dart”
3/10/19: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Title TBA
3/31/19: Echoing Air presents “With Rival Notes”
4/14/19 Studio in Bloom presents “Hesitation Killed the Cat”

All concerts begin at 3 PM. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: $15
Student: $5
Senior: $10

Adult: $20
Student: $5
Senior: $15

Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Tags: Baroque, The Indy Baroque Chamber Players, Live Music, Art, Indianapolis Arts Center



Fri, Oct 12, 2018 5:00 PM - Fri, Oct 12, 2018 10:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Help us kick off Installation Nation 2018, a 23 day long exhibition presented by Primary Colours featuring site-specific art installations on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. Join us for food, drinks, and the creative genius of our local arts community. This is a free, family friendly exhibit and event.

Tags: Installation Nation 2018, Indianapolis Art Center, art, Broad Ripple



Fri, Jul 27, 2018 6:30 PM - Fri, Jul 27, 2018 10:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Start practicing your swish and flick in preparation for a night full of creative adventures and house gatherings!

Specialty Harry Potter brews will be provided by Ash and Elm – tastings and festivities begin at 6:30 pm. Pop-Ups start at 7 pm; then stay for the after party!

Here is where you register for the Harry Potter Moving Pictures Pop-Up:

NEW! We are now opening our Harry Potter trivia to non-students. Admission is $5 per person. Trivia begins at 9:15 pm in the Library. Come by early to grab a drink (ages 21+) and experience the magic of the Art Center!

Don’t worry, Muggles and Squibs are welcome! Register now for a night of witchcraft and wizardry!

Tags: Harry Potter, Indianapolis Arts Center


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