Looking for fun free things to do in Indianapolis over the long Labor Day weekend? A lot of people are getting excited about glass.
The Indianapolis Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis kicked off their first annual Invitational Glass Artists Exhibition for the state of Indiana on September 2, just in time for the fun-seekers checking out all the Indianapolis attractions. Presented by the Indiana Glass Artist Alliance, the Inaugural Glass Artists Invitational Exhibition is absolutely free to the public and runs through September 29.
Ever hear of “slumped glass?” You will see works of art created in this unusual style, as well as hot- and cold-worked glass, flame-worked glass, cast glass and sculpted glass. The thirteen artists represented in this auspicious invitational are Jon Zimmerman, Anna Lee Chalos-McAleese, Laura Villanyi, Matt Kenyon, Dene Stephens, Betsy Knotts, Steve Sizelove, David Lotton, Jari Sheese, Mark Oberting, Lisa Pelo-McNiece, Yuri Okamoto and Sharon Owens.
The Artsgarden in Indianapolis is a premier Indianapolis performance venue, whether for live Indianapolis music or for exhibitions of Indianapolis art in all its many forms. Within walking distance of many favorite Indianapolis attractions, the Artsgarden is a draw for locals and visitors from other cities in Indiana alike. Located between Washington and Illinois Streets, the facility soars 100 feet into the air above Indianapolis downtown, and is connected by skywalks to the Hyatt Regency, the Embassy Suites, the Conrad Hotel, the Canterbury Hotel, Omni Severin, the Marriott and the Westin. Along with these stellar Indianapolis hotels, the Artsgarden is also connected to the Circle Centre Mall, one of the stars of Indianapolis shopping malls, and the Indiana Convention Center.
The Inaugural Glass Artists Invitational Exhibition is the type of thing that will wow all the lucky Indianapolis children just as much as their parents, and is just one of the city’s free activities to enjoy over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. While you’re taking in this exhibition, why not stop over at the nearby Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and see the incredible “Fireworks of Glass” sculpture by famed glass artist, Dale Chihuly?
Inaugural Glass Artists Invitational Exhibition
All day, through September, 2009
110 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204