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TINY III: Gallery 924’s Annual Tiny Art Show Premiers on First Friday

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#Indianapolis – Art is presented in a variety of different shapes, styles and mediums. Depending on the gallery, the pieces which inhabit the exhibit can be anything from large sculptures to small portraits. The Arts Council of Indianapolis‘ TINY III is an annual holiday show which places an emphasis on “tiny” art. It’s an event which […]

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

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#Indianapolis – With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to officially kick off the holiday season. And what better way to start than a visit with Santa? Santa Claus has arrived in Indianapolis, with stunning arrivals all over town this morning. Over the coming weeks, you can mail letters to Santa, dine with Santa for breakfast […]

Black Friday Shopping in Indianapolis

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This is my favorite week of the entire year. We are just a few short days away from Thanksgiving, and our food prep is underway. We’re menu planning and shopping and baking in preparation for the big day. And the next big day starts right way — Black Friday has officially bled into Thanksgiving. I’m […]

Georgia O’Keefe’s Southwestern Still Lives Visit to the IMA

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Editor’s Note: Due to the fact that the Indianapolis Museum of Art does not own all of the exhibit’s art work, pictures could not be taken in the exhibit. #Indianapolis – Art can be a way for people to experience cultures and emotions which they have never seen or felt, or it can also be a […]

Indy Reads Books: More Than Just a Bookstore

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Tucked in the far corner of Mass Ave lies my very favorite place in Indianapolis. Indy Reads Books is so much more than just a bookstore. One step inside, and you’re instantly transported to — well, I don’t know what. It almost feels like you could be in the middle of a movie. It’s the […]

7 Tips for Navigating Holiday Craft Shows

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#Indianapolis — Now that the countdown of weeks until Christmas is in the single digits, ’tis the season for holiday craft shows in Central Indiana. Between now and  early December, you can find a craft show — or several — every weekend. One plus of holiday bazaars is that you can get unique gifts and decor […]

First Friday Artist Feature: Michael Helsley at the Gallery 924

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#Indianapolis –  Gray clouds loom over the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Gallery 924 on a mid-afternoon in November. The streets are deserted, the rain is steadily beating the pavement, and the wind is relentless. But inside the gallery stands Michael Helsley, an Indianapolis artist putting together the finishing touches on his instillation.  Helsley stands in the […]

5 Reasons Woodland Bowl Is the Perfect Entertainment for Any Occasion

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#Indianapolis – One of my favorite activities to do with friends or family is bowling, and Woodland Bowl is one of the best in Indianapolis. I contend bowling is the perfect go-to entertainment for just about any reason. It makes for a fun date, especially if one of you is better than the other and […]

Stamp Art Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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#Indianapolis – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis may be known for bringing in large, well-publicized exhibits like the recent Terra Cotta Warriors, but just as often, they host smaller exhibits without much fanfare. A new such exhibit popped up at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis this fall, and it’s one that’s getting visitor’s stamp of […]

LEGO KidsFest Builds Up in Indy November 7 – 9

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#Indianapolis – Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated family events of the year, LEGO KidsFest builds it’s way into the Indiana Convention Center this weekend. November 7th – 9th, parents will travel from neighboring states with their kids to Indianapolis to join Indy area families for the national LEGO convention, LEGO KidsFest. The three […]

Milktooth Wins Hearts and Minds in Fletcher Place and Beyond

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#IndianapolisIN –  Several months ago I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the interior of a space on Virginia Avenue in the heart of Fletcher Place in Indianapolis. At that time the building, a former auto repair shop, had recently been acquired by local culinary talents Jonathan and Ashley Brooks. On that particularly […]

Microsoft Store Hosting Family Fitness Day Oct. 30

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#Indianapolis — What’s one way to combat the thousands of calories you and your kids will likely consume on Halloween? The Microsoft Store at The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis has a family-friendly suggestion: #FitnessDayIndy, which will take place on Thursday, October 30. The Microsoft Store at Keystone at the Crossing — and at stores across […]

Cookies and Canvas Offers Fun Projects for Young Artists

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#Indianapolis – Indianapolis children have a fun option for artistic opportunity at the most unlikely place- at our local Wine and Canvas studio. On Saturday mornings, the studio swaps out its wine glasses for trays of cookies, and they welcome younger artists. Saturday classes are known as “Cookies and Canvas”, and packaged cookies are offered […]

There’s Always the Peppy Grill

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#Indianapolis — Long before places like Bluebeard, Pure Eatery and Santorini’s Greek Kitchen made Fountain Square the dining destination it is today, there was the Peppy Grill. I had my first taste of the Peppy in 2006. We were pulling an all-nighter at our Fountain Square office, working to get a big project finished. Somewhere […]

6 Things to Do at Castleton Square Mall When Kids Are Tired of Shopping

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#Indianapolis – Last week, I was doing a little shopping at Castleton Square Mall while my husband took the car somewhere else. I finished a little early and had some time to kill. Luckily, I was solo and don’t mind window shopping while I wait, but it got me thinking about what I would have […]

6 Steps to Enjoying the 2014 Heartland Film Festival

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#Indianapolis – You may have heard the Robert Downey, Jr. was in town at the beginning of the month promoting his new movie, The Judge, in conjunction with the Heartland Film Festival. Heartland was hosting an advanced screening of the film, which is set in a fictitious Indiana town. That was just the beginning of […]

The Best Chocolate in Indianapolis

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#Indianapolis – Chocolate and I go way back. I can’t ever remember life without a chocolate stash nearby. Now that it’s Halloween candy season, there are no shortage of options right next to my bed. I like caramel chocolates, peanut butter chocolates, and even tootsie rolls. Which, for the record, aren’t even real chocolates. But […]

“Urinetown the Musical:” You Gotta Go!

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I’d seen the posters and heard the promos. The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre is producing Urinetown the Musical. Ewwww. The name is just so, well, so yuck. But my daughter was visiting the south side campus and they had invited us to attend a free preview of the show, which officially opens Friday, […]

SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis

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#Indianapolis – I had the opportunity to check out the SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall last week. It was fun to try on the fashion-forward glasses throughout the store and see this unique, new take on eyewear. The store is full of fashionable designs in an array of vivid colors. They’re fun, hip, and […]

Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

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#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. 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 […]