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Jul

24

Sat
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 8:00 PM - Sun, Jul 25, 2021 2:00 AM @ Melody Inn

The Smart Shoppers | DORKWAVE, Punk, New Wave, DIY, Lo-Fi from Green Bay, WI featuring REVEREND N⍬RB of Boris The Sprinkler
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Lousy Sue | Primitive shitrock/punk from Indianapolis, IN
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RAMATHORN! | Punk/rock from Indianapolis, IN
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$6 Cover.

All shows are live streamed to our site and our Facebook page, watch at home safely.

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm – The Melody Inn closes at 3:00am.

Masks are recommended when not seated.

Tags: Lousy Sue, The Smart Shoppers, RAMATHORN!, Live Music

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Jul

24

Sat
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 - Sat, Jul 24, 2021 @ 10 East Arts

Black Vegan Fest Indy

Tags: vegan, social justice, food festival, multiple vendors

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Jul

23

Fri
Fri, Jul 23, 2021 3:00 PM - Fri, Jul 23, 2021 4:30 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcOCvqjMuGtEIoW__PeCRm1DeAMfm2rot

This month’s Affordable Housing Solutions Roundtable community conversation will focus on TOPA/COPA (Tenant and Community Opportunity to Purchase) and community alternatives to sustainable housing.

Tags: Affordable Housing Solutions Roundtable community conversation, nonprofit, Kheprw Institute, Social Justice

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Jul

22

Thu
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM - Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83498179498?pwd=YUgrUzdYMEE3WHNza3drNUJPZHE2dz09

Join us for the third installment of this four part series developed with artists and neighbors who are doing work related to or influencing our thinking with the Artist and Public Life affordable artist housing residency in our neighborhood on the near Southside of Indianapolis.

This episode will include Executive Director of Wavepool Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Mortar Allen Woods, and APLR artist Dr. Jarrod Dortch

Made possible by PNC Bank.

Calcagno Cullen is a social practice artist, arts educator, and curator. She is founder and Executive Director of Wave Pool Arts Center, a gallery, studio space, and socially-engaged arts activator in Cincinnati, and the co-founder of The Welcome Project, a social-enterprise and makerspace for and by Cincinnati’s refugees and immigrants. She has previously worked in the education department of SFMOMA, the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California and was the Director of Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco,. She is a member of the women’s art collective The FemFour, and collaboratively organizes the traveling exhibition and catalog of Women’s March posters entitled ‘Still They Persist.’ She has also curated and organized a multitude of exhibitions including ‘Dial Collect’ in 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco, ‘Social Medium’ at Wave Pool, a segment of ‘Bay Area NOW 7’ at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Survival Adaptations at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. She has been artist in residence at The Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, KY, Lo Studio dei Nipoti in Calabria, Italy, Teple Misto in Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine, and in Sardegna, Italy. Her work has been shown in solo shows at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and elsewhere. Her personal mission is to “create empathy and social change through contemporary art.”

Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to clients’ properties and working with community gardens. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is currently working with Listen Hear and WQRT 99.1 FM. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.

Tags: affordable artist housing residency, nonprofit, Big Car, Art

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Jul

22

Thu
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM - Thu, Jul 22, 2021 8:30 PM @ Garfield Park - Macallister Amphitheater

Indy Parks presents the new Alt Indy Concert Series at the Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater. We will be featuring some of our favorite local, alternative artists with support from Garfield Brewery!

Bring a seat, your friends and family, and join us for free music in the park! Concert begins at 7pm.

Tags: Alt Indy Concert Series, Indy Parks, Live Music, Huckleberry Funk

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Jul

21

Wed
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Jul 21, 2021 8:00 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r-msRvfQTQe_3m4vZsMyEA

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more.

You’ll also learn about the solar co-op we launched. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels.

Co-op members get:

• a free review of your roof to see if solar panels will work for you
• one-on-one support for all your questions about going solar
• an individualized proposal for solar at a bulk rate

Find out more with no obligations and from the comfort of home. This will be a live presentation so bring your questions about solar and we’ll answer them!

Tags: sustainability, solar, renewable energy

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Jul

18

Sun
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 3:00 PM - Sun, Jul 18, 2021 7:00 PM @ Black Circle

Sunday Matinee Show w/ Shipwreck Karpathos, Sundown, Don’t Wannas, Bingo Boys & Jeaux Seph

Tags: Live Music, Black Circle Brewing, Shipwreck Karpathos, Sundown, Don’t Wannas, Bingo Boys, Jeaux Seph

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Jul

18

Sun
Sun, Jul 18, 2021 12:00 PM - Sun, Jul 18, 2021 11:30 PM @ Irving Theater

A gathering to celebrate the life of Indy’s greatest impresario, Chubby Wadsworth.

At The Patio and Club LaSalle, Chubby encouraged countless performers.

This will be an epic gathering of acoustic and electric acts who have been enriched by Chubby.

Starting at High Noon, we’ll have live music on two stages, one indoors and one outdoors.

There will be a memorial service at 4:20.

Indy Porkopolis BBQ food truck will be onsite. They will also have Veg options.

T-N-T Mobile Catering will be serving fresh squeezed lemonade.

This is free and open to all, however, we are suggesting a $10 donation.

All ages are welcome!

All proceeds will go towards helping his family with end-of-life complications.

Outdoor Stage
12:15 Coot Crabtree
12:45 Stan Bixler
1:15 Antoinette Verde
1:45 Ed Rose
2:15 John Barney
2:45 Donn Smith
3:15p Proctor & Strunk
3:45 Kolo Bell
4:15 Break for Memorial
5:15 Bill Corder
5:45 Gene Deer
6:15 Jack Barkley
6:45 Greg Ziesemer
7:15 Owen Neighbours
7:45 Kathy Cancilla & Jude Odell
8:15 Naptown Jugbusters
8:45 Jethro Easyfields
9:15 Bill Shaefer
Asst. Times Jeff Beyer
Indoor Stage
High Noon Tim O’Malley
12:30 Problem With Polly
1:00 Taylor Martin Magic
1:30 The ‘Rents
2:00 The Silver Birds
2:30 Punkin Holler Boys
3:00 The Rhythm Rats
3:30 Governor Davis
4:00 Prep for Memorial
4:20 Memorial
5:30 Tim Brickley & the Bleeding Hearts
6:00 Kilgore Trout
7:00 Late Night Revelators
8:00 The Spirtles
9:00 Frank Dean & the Outside Agitators
9:30 Michigan Street Blues Band
10:00 Weeds of Eden
10:30 Daniel Young

PETITION TO COMMEMORATE ARTHUR “CHUBBY” WADSWORTH

Tags: Live Music, Memorial, Celebration of Life, Chubby Wadsworth

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Jul

18

Sun
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

Tags: INDY URBAN FLEA, Art

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Jul

17

Sat
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 8:00 PM - Sat, Jul 17, 2021 11:30 PM @ HI-FI Indy

Greetings Otis Gibbs fans. It pains us to do this to you again, but due to schedule and tour changes (not related to this show) this show has been moved to Saturday July 17, 2021. We know this is an inconvenience on a show that has already changed dates a couple of times. Your patience and flexibility are greatly appreciated as we continue to put the post-Covid puzzle pieces together. We can promise you this show will not move again. All tickets will be honored on the new date. If this causes a conflict, and you need a refund, the our box office will be happy to help you ([email protected]).

Sun King & MOKB Present
Otis Gibbs – Hoosier National Album Release Show w/ Matthew Aaron

SHOW INFO
Saturday, July 17th
Doors 8:00 PM
Show 9:00 PM
All shows 21+

TICKETS
General Admission Only
Advance: $15
Day of Show: $17
Get Tickets: https://fanlink.to/otis-gibbs

VENUE DISCLAIMER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Your health and safety are our top priority. HI-FI will endeavor to comply with state and local orders while following CDC and Indiana Board of Health guidelines on social distancing, face coverings, and capacity. You acknowledge and agree that HI-FI shall not be responsible for any illness to persons of your household or family, or yourself, and any corresponding damage, claim, or expense, of any kind, that you, your family members, or your household may experience or incur in connection with contracting COVID-19 as a result of visiting HI-FI.
You can read about our new safety procedures and venue enhancements here: https://fanlink.to/hifi-safety

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
Series Partners:
Sun King Brewery

Sponsors:
3Chi | Sun King | Kraken Rum | Proper 12 | White Claw | Pepsi | Tito’s Vodka

MORE INFO
Get more info and check the full concert calendar at http://www.hifiindy.com.
Have a question? Email us at [email protected]

Tags: Live Music, Otis Gibbs, Album Release

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Jul

17

Sat
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 2:00 PM - Sat, Jul 17, 2021 2:30 PM @ Garfield Park Conservatory - Indy Parks and Recreation

Join our naturalist as they lead visitors through caring for our raised bed gardens. Participants will learn about seasonal garden care and maintenance through this hands-on program – and have a chance to harvest from the garden. Come ready to work and learn!

This program is drop-in, so no registration is required.

This program is outdoors and will not occur if weather is severe. Check back for updates.
All ages are welcome.

Tags: urban, naturalist, gardening, Indy Parks

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Jul

17

Sat
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 11:00 AM - Sat, Jul 17, 2021 8:00 PM @

Come join us as we celebrate the Food, Culture, and Music of the Black and Latino community while fostering collaboration and solidarity.

Tags: Live Music, Food, Culture, and Music of the Black and Latino community

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Jul

17

Sat
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 10:00 AM - Sat, Jul 17, 2021 1:00 PM @

A benefit for ReConstruct Indy, Inc. A non-profit planning to create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods through the salvage and reuse of building materials.

Tags: plant sale, benefit, ReConstruct Indy, Inc, Near East Side

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Jul

17

Sat
Sat, Jul 17, 2021 8:00 AM - Sat, Jul 17, 2021 8:00 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

8 AM – 8 PM

We’re back baby.

We are stoked to be open for Record Store Day again!! Here’s what we’ve got going on for the day:

– Free gift bag to the first 50 people in line

– Free coffee to the first 25 people in line

– Free Long’s donuts while they last

– Exclusive RSD releases available first come first serve

** No holds or reservations on RSD titles **

** No discounts on RSD releases **

** Can only purchase one copy per RSD release **

** All RSD releases become available online at 1 PM at squarecatvinyl.com and on our Discogs page **

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful faces again this Saturday!!

Tags: Record Store Day, Square Cat Vinyl, Live Music, Jazz

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Jul

16

Fri
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 9:00 PM - Fri, Jul 16, 2021 10:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

I’m teaming up with a new collective of exciting regional musicians from Indy, Chicago and Cincinnati to explore music inspired by modern jazz and hip hop visionaries like Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove and Madlib. The group combines the style of classic straight ahead jazz with a 21st century streetwise aesthetic.

Brandon Meeks – upright bass
Rob Dixon – saxophone
Josh Strange – vibraphone
Cleveland Dodds – piano
Greg Artry – drums

Tags: Brandon Meeks, Quintet, Jazz, Live Music

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Jul

16

Fri
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 7:00 PM - Fri, Jul 16, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

I’m teaming up with a new collective of exciting regional musicians from Indy, Chicago and Cincinnati to explore music inspired by modern jazz and hip hop visionaries like Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove and Madlib. The group combines the style of classic straight ahead jazz with a 21st century streetwise aesthetic.

Brandon Meeks – upright bass
Rob Dixon – saxophone
Josh Strange – vibraphone
Cleveland Dodds – piano
Greg Artry – drums

Tags: Brandon Meeks, Quintet, Jazz, Live Music

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Jul

16

Fri
Fri, Jul 16, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 16, 2021 10:00 PM @ StorageSpace

VERSES II by Taylor Bamgbose

Tags: Art, Firs Fridays

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Jul

08

Thu
Thu, Jul 08, 2021 6:00 PM - Thu, Jul 08, 2021 10:00 PM @ HI-FI Indy

Your Mom Presents

Check Your Head: A Beastie Boys Tribute w/ DJ Topspeed, Deckademics DJ School

SHOW INFO

Thursday, July 8th at HI-FI Annex

Doors / Show 6 PM / ALL AGES (Children 5 & under free w/ adult)

HI-FI Annex is a temporary open-air venue located in the back parking lot of the Murphy Arts Center. The main entrance to the venue is located on St. Patrick Street closest to the church. HI-FI Annex is an all-ages venue for most events. Limited picnic table seating is available. Venue Info here: https://bit.ly/hifiannex

TICKETS
General Admission Only

Advance: $18 / Day of Show: $20

Get Tickets: https://fanlink.to/check-your-head

Advance tickets can be purchased online or at HI-FI Box office. On the day of the show, tickets will be available at the HI-FI Annex Box Office on St. Patrick Street.

WEATHER
This event is rain or shine. We will send updates directly to ticket buyers via email if there are any changes.

You can read about our new safety procedures and venue enhancements here: https://fanlink.to/hifi-safety

VENUE DISCLAIMER & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Your health and safety are our top priority. HI-FI Annex will endeavor to comply with state and local orders while following CDC and Indiana Board of Health guidelines on social distancing, face coverings, and capacity. You acknowledge and agree that HI-FI Annex shall not be responsible for any illness to persons of your household or family, or yourself, and any corresponding damage, claim, or expense, of any kind, that you, your family members, or your household may experience or incur in connection with contracting COVID-19 as a result of visiting HI-FI Annex.

Sponsors: Sun King | Pepsi | Old Hamer | El Jimador | See Tickets| Fords Gin

Special Thanks: A Squared Fabrication | Deylen | McCallister | Kinder Electric | Salge Painting | Stage Tech Inc.

MORE INFO
Get more info and check the full concert calendar at http://www.hifiindy.com.

Have a question? Email us at [email protected]

Tags: Live Music, Beastie Boys Tribute, Check Your Head

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Jul

02

Fri
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 02, 2021 9:00 PM @ The Murphy Arts Center

Join TJ Reynolds in a First Friday celebration of his new album release Drums & Strings Vol. I & II. There will be an open drum circle on the Woodlawn Ave. stage and and exhibit of art created for the album release in Studio 207 in the Murhpy Arts Building. Free and all ages!

Tags: TJ Reynolds, drums, Live Music, Art, First Fridays

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Jul

02

Fri
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 02, 2021 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

July FIRST FRIDAY, July 2nd, 2021

The Circle City Industrial Complex Artists will host an in-person First Friday. As the CCIC follows state and county regulations, masks are no longer required for vaccinated visitors, but individual artist studios may continue to require masks within their space. The CCIC is a 500,000 square foot building, making social distancing somewhat easier than other venues, but the smaller studios may also maintain limitations on visitor numbers at times.

Various artists and galleries will have open doors during the evening, in accordance with their own schedules and comfort levels. The Schwitzer Gallery, on the second floor of the North Studios, will showcase “Vibe Check,” a collection of work by James Kane, Kat Spears, Meris Drew, Sara Yourist, and Kerrigan Clark. All are MFA candidates attending Indiana University’s Graduate Painting program, and will feature a wide range of styles, from abstract to figurative.

Open Studios and Galleries

Several studios and gallery spaces will be open throughout the building. This list is not all-encompassing; some artists may decide to open that night based on current information and comfort levels.
Arts & Images by Anthony Armstrong is located in Studio B11 of the South Studios. Armstrong presents a blend of new abstract painting highlighting bold colors and deep texture. Armstrong is a self-taught abstract painter and photographer. “Often times, we are moving through the day so quickly, we forget to look at our surroundings and how every beat creates the pulse of the city,” Armstrong said.
Bebito is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Rachel Hedges creates cute and quirky plush toys and soft sculptures from repurposed and upcycled textiles. She uses unusual combinations of textures and colors, along with original patterns and hand-dyed fabrics to make truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are loved by children and adults alike. Her toys are gift-able, collectable, and lovable!

Kent Brinkley will present new works, both in oil paint and mixed media, as an exploration of changing times. Kent Brinkley is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Lydia Burris Studio S-09, will have new works and a new issue of her magazine, “Darkness Dreaming: An Homage to Strangeness and Wonder,” titled “1,000 Dreams Deep.” Burris is a mixed media imaginer, combining the chaos of abstraction with the surreal elements of life’s mysteries. “I’ve started working with another new medium (encaustic) and I have moved into a new living situation,” Burris said. “At times like this, my art becomes a reflection of both my inner and outer worlds; a visual diary of my emotions and yearnings.” Lydia Burris is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Circle City Metal works is helmed by Dan Jones, who will be displaying a small sampling of products for sale from their large product line. “We offer over 300 different unique and artistic items on our website. We also do design and custom work. If you can dream it we can make it,” Jones said. Circle City Metalworks is located in the back corridor, near the South Studios, on the first floor of the building.
Daily Epiphany Studio: Michele Burns and Kurt Kriese, located in the South Studios. Showing new naturally luminous “Nightlight Art” paintings. Michele’s work is inspired by pattern, color, texture, and the mesmerizing fun of a second, luminous and sometimes very different composition when the lights go out. The glow comes from industrial-grade, OSHA-rated child-safe, super-bright photoluminescent minerals in paints that she makes herself. These are “excited” by any visible light, and shed light at different rates for each color, so compositions change through the night. These works are functional nightlights that glow for 12 to 20 hours, as well as beautiful paintings. Over the long COVID seclusion, Burns chucked frames and began working large. Kurt Kriese is working on abstract, richly colored and layered multimedia paintings on wood that draw viewers close to see the depth and complexity of what looks simple at first glance.

Darkroom Revelations is located on the first floor of the North Studios.

Tom Potter, Nancy Frass, and Gayle Moore will continue to host Charles R. Yang, and “Asian Through Asian Eyes.” This is another opportunity to view these extraordinary images by Charles Yang. Over the last decade, Charles Yang has lived and traveled in Asia. His sensitive photographic eye focuses on socio-cultural street photography, depicting slices of Asian lives, and inviting viewers deep into Yang’s visual narratives. Yang is an extraordinary street photographer capturing images of great vision as to story, dynamic composition that exhibit “the decisive moment.”

The Full Circle Nine Gallery will feature Nathan Winship Smith and “Planter Banter,” an exhibition of plant containers containing as well funny narratives and commentary, each created by ceramicist Nathan Winship Smith. This exhibit celebrates growth and a sense of humor, bringing some much needed social therapy to visitors. “We have been charged morally and emotionally every day during the pandemic,” Winship Smith said. “The outside of each planter will be used as a canvas to explore and vent through jesting and joking, using the ‘garden’ as a metaphor for the individual and collective soul. Simultaneously, the ‘gardener’ will act as a metaphor for the individual and masses who tend to that collective-vessel-holding essence.” Full Circle Nine Gallery is located in the South Studios on the first floor of the building.
Glass Arts Indiana Inc. creates a collaborative glass community to support emerging and established artists; host fun, interesting and educational events; increase appreciation and understanding of the glass arts; and promote glass-related opportunities in Indiana and the U.S. Finished works are available and visitors will get to see glass-blowing in action. Glass Arts Indiana, Inc. is located on the first floor, in the corridor.

Sylvia Gray Art Studio is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Abstract and Fiber Artist Sylvia Gray creates largely using silk and various means to interpret her designs on the delicate fabric. “I love the freedom of painting on silk. My silk wearables and paintings will be on display. Hope you will enjoy my work as much as I have creating it,” Gray said.

HI Print Gallery

James Hubbard & Kurt Ihrig, Indianapolis print artists, will open up HI Print Gallery for the evening with plenty to see. HI Print Gallery is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Matt Hurdle Fine Art

Hurdle’s European style of landscape painting instills a sense of calm and serenity. New serene landscapes will be featured throughout July. Matt Hurdle Fine Art is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Larry Lad, LadArt

Larry Lad is a self-taught painter experimenting with a variety of media and surfaces, such as cigar boxes, recycled material, and unique surfaces. “While I start with a general idea of what I would like to create, I am learning to listen, to see, and to let the art tell me where to go next,” Lad said. “With COVID, we have been given the gift of time. It has allowed us to produce some new art and new poetry. It has also taught us patience.” Larry Lad, LadArt is located in the corridor on the first floor.

Nancy Lee, Nancy Lee Designs Studio is located on the first floor of the North Studios. Lee is known for her handmade sterling silver jewelry and will feature new silver and gold jewelry designs in her freshly updated gallery space. She has made custom work for clients in gold and silver for over a decade. She specializes in alternative wedding and engagement rings in a warm and inclusive environment. Her offerings also include kiln-fired enamel landscapes on copper substrates. These paintings show the same attention to detail with which Lee touches all of her work. “Details delight me, and I can easily get lost in them, whether in gold, silver, or enamel. You might say tiny things are my superpower!” Lee said. Nancy Lee is one of the original three artist pioneers who brought First Friday art openings to the Circle City Industrial Complex.

Wendell Lowe has a unique style of abstract expressionism finger painting. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009, Lowe’s style has evolved from detailed chalk pastel landscapes and photography to his current work. His work evolves from deep in his soul and documents his Parkinson’s journey. “My finger paintings deal with my Parkinson’s and my Parkinson’s Psychosis,” Lowe said of his work that sometimes combines his finger painting techniques with prints of his own photography. Wendell Lowe Fine Art is located on the second floor of the North Studios.
Ryan Mullin/The GhostYard is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Ryan Mullin paints abstract colors and shapes on many surfaces. Born and raised in Indianapolis IN and influenced by street art from his travels around the world, Mullin is an abstract painter and graffiti artist, preferring bright and contrasting colors, inspired by graffiti, urban life, and freight trains. He will have a section dedicated to photographs of freight trains and graffiti.

Katrina J. Murray Studio and Gallery will feature ceramic sculpture and collage work. Murray considers all of her works to be a form of collage. Educated at the Herron School of Art and Design and Ivy Tech, Katrina Murray studied art history in Italy and lived for a time in Germany. A native of Brown County, Indiana, Murray now makes her home in Indianapolis and has held a longtime studio at the CCIC. Katrina J. Murray Studio and Gallery is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Shaun M. Niles returns from the COVID hiatus with a bigger better beard and new work from his Beneath It All project, a photographic exhibition illustrating a contemporary perspective on art nudes and figure studies styled after those of the 1930’s through the 1960’s. In the last year, Niles exhibited work in the 12th annual NUDE exhibition at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, partnered with Travis S. Little in their Schwitzer Gallery collaborative show, “By Two Hands,” and hosted a solo exhibition at the Forever Gallery in Carmel. He was recently published in NUDE2021, the 9th edition of an annual publication highlighting the world’s best artistic nude photographers, published by Productions Hors Cadre Inc. of Montréal, Canada. Shaun M. Niles is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Thomas Mendenhall at Soundspace

Open Mic Night @ Soundspace: Hosted by Thomas Mendenhall. Share a song or poem—or improvise one—with fellow artists in a musical safe space. Soundspace will provide the PA, and masks are required. Soundspace Beta is a music coworking, rehearsal, producing, and recording facility. “We exist to erase the barriers to a professional music career, so you can afford to be a musician. We do that by providing unlimited access to fully equipped rehearsal and recording space, cultivating growth through collaboration, and empowering the artist through industrial innovation.” Soundspace is located on the south end of the CCIC, next to Centerpoint Brewing.

The CCIC is also open during regular business hours, with the Schwitzer Gallery accessible throughout the week. Several artists and galleries will remain open for their regular ‘retail’ hours, usually on weekends, and posted on their own websites and social media. Some studios will also be open by appointment.

The Circle City Industrial Complex has become a destination for art appreciators and supporters of local work, with the total number of artists working within the CCIC at topping 100. Just northeast of the Mass Ave. Art and Theatre Cultural District, at 1125 Brookside Ave., the CCIC Artists First Friday programming is a must-see stop, while events and viewable hours continue throughout the month.
The Main Entrance of the building (identified by its black marble façade) provides easy access to both the South Studios and the North Studios (with a wheelchair accessible ramp and elevator). Maps of the building are also available in several locations to help visitors find all that the building has to offer.

For more listings and event updates please visit https://ccicindyartists.wordpress.com, or the CCIC Artists Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ccicartists

About the Circle City Industrial Complex Artists

The Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) is a nearly half-million square foot industrial building, located at 1125 Brookside Ave., and was formerly home to the Schwitzer automotive company. Its industrial appeal remains and artists and artisans have made the space their home, carving cozy studio, work, and show spaces from the concrete and steel structure, and the CCIC Artists have grown in number to over 50 galleries, individual artists and artisans. The main artist entries are the North Studios entrance and the South Studios entrance, each marked with signage along Brookside Avenue. The CCIC provides free parking in a large lot, and is accessible by the Pogue’s Run Trail, connecting to the Monon Trail and the downtown Cultural Trail system. The complex also offers other art-supporting destinations such as the Centerpoint Brewery, Lick Ice Cream, and Eighth Day Distillery and The Fowling Warehouse.

For more information on the building, please visit: http://circlecityind.com

For more information on the artists please visit: https://ccicindyartists.wordpress.com/

Tags: Art, First Fridays, Circle City Industrial Complex

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