Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

African American Performance Artist

DeMarcus Purham – Artist in a Box

Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This is the first time AiOP will be presented in the Midwest.

Projects include music, dance performances, site-specific installations, sound art, sculpture, performance, and cross-disciplinary work, all of which will take place along Market Street and around Monument Circle from dawn Friday, October 17 through dusk, Saturday, October 18.

The theme for the Indy installation of this few-of-a-kind event is “FREE.”

Balloon streamer canopy

Melissa Steckbauer – FREE…

“By taking visual art and performance out of traditional spaces and into downtown Indianapolis public spaces, visitors and passersby will have a wonderful opportunity to experience art and their city in a new light,” says Art in Odd Places Founder Ed Woodham (who will also be a speaker at TEDxIndianapolis 2014). “And it’s exciting that the event is located near and around The Soldiers and Sailors Monument an iconic Indiana public artwork honoring freedom, which ties into this year’s AiOP theme of FREE.”

That’s also the cost of enjoying the installations.

There will be a public reception at The Platform in the west wing of the City Market on Friday, October 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Reception-goers can interact with artists, enjoy refreshments from Sun King, and hear great local music.

AiOP Indianapolis is sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Big Car Collaborative, Classical Music Indy, Delta Faucet, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Aerial acrobatics

Hilary McDaniel-Douglas — I Am Changed