When you think of Indianapolis shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t the Indianapolis Museum of Art. You’re likely thinking of Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis, the Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing on the north side, or any one of the quaint Mom and Pop shops in smaller Central Indiana cities. But you won’t find merchandise quite like anything at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s gift shop and Design Center anywhere else around the Circle City. The most famous Indianapolis museum is known for its extensive collection of modern and classic art, its expansive Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, and the history of the Oldfields Lilly House and Gardens, but it also functions as an Indianapolis business with plenty of unique items for sale. This is especially good to know during the holiday season, when it can be tough to find that special item for your loved one. The Indianapolis Museum of Art gift shop is good enough during most of the year, but it gets especially good during the holidays. On December 9, 2010, the Indianapolis Museum of Art gift shop will be hosting Holiday Hullabaloo, your chance to check out new collections for sale, receive discounts, and do a little early shopping for the Indianapolis arts lover on your list.
Holiday Hullabaloo is a one night only Indianapolis event taking place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art gift shop and Design Center. Participants in the event will be the first to see new selections, collections, and additions to the gift shop, including new entries in textiles, home decor collections, and glass work. Holiday ornaments, cards, and keepsakes will also be for sale in the IMA’s gift shop. Aside from the new items, guests can also peruse the everyday items for sale at the gift shop. There’s merchandise for almost every major exhibit currently going on at the IMA: you can buy a signed copy of Madeleine Albright’s Read My Pins memoir (to go with your tour of Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection); Andy Warhol dolls, ties, and sticker collections (to remember your trip through the Andy Warhol Enterprises exhibit); or a Virgin of Guadalupe poster (for fans of the Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World exhibit).
Participants in the Holiday Hullabaloo event at the Indianapolis Museum of Art will also have a chance to peruse the museum’s Design Center, which, like the gift shop, has special discounts and promotions running throughout the event. The Design Center is a great place to shop for people on your list who are going to an Indiana college and need to spruce up their dorm room, proud owners of new Indianapolis real estate, or those relatives who have no discernible sense of style. Everything from tableware to home accessories are available at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Design Center. A visit here is educational, too: if you’ve never taken a History of Modern Design course at an Indianapolis school, the IMA gives you helpful hints and facts about movements, styles, and trends in the design world so you can make your home as modern and stylish as possible. Don’t miss the chance to get discounted Design Center merchandise at the Holiday Hullabaloo event!
When you’re looking for that unique gift to surprise your friend or loved one with, don’t think of Indianapolis shopping malls: think of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. During their Holiday Hullabaloo event, savvy shoppers can get discounts on merchandise from the IMA Gift Shop and the Design Center, including holiday ornaments, cards, and other tidings of the season. Participants in Holiday Hullabaloo will also be the first to see the new collections of jewelry, textiles, and glass available at the Indianapolis Museum of Art gift shop. Best of all, there’s no extra cost to attend Holiday Hullabaloo; just show up at the right date and time. Holiday Hullabaloo takes place next Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Head on out to this Indianapolis attraction on the 9th to get unique, thoughtful gifts you won’t find anywhere else — at a discount!
Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE with Museum Admission