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The Indianapolis Art scene is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the state, let alone the Midwest. Below are the latest headlines pertaining to the city's artistic side.

Indianapolis Ranked #1 for Downtown Living

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Livability.com recently ranked Indianapolis as the #1 city to live in when in comes to downtown dwelling. The criteria used by the website included: Good entertainment options Well-planned design Unique architecture Green spaces Walkability Moving from suburbia to downtown has been a dream of mine (and my husband’s) for several years, especially since our daughter […]

Indianapolis Municipal Band to perform Spring Concert

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The Indianapolis Municipal Band (IMB) will kick off its 2014 concert season with a Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00pm. My good friend Lidia plays the French horn in this band, which is the oldest all-volunteer community band in the city. According to Lidia, many of the members are retired music teachers or […]

Adult Swim | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Event for Adults

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On Saturday, February 22nd, over 2000 young professionals and other adults (21+ only) will gather for a night of fun and games, food and beverages (and we’re not talking apple juice and cookies) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All five stories of the world’s largest children’s museum will be turned into what is described […]

UIndy Theatre department offers free preview of new production

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The Indianapolis theatre scene is rich with a number of professional and community theatres to give patrons a choice of offerings that run the gamut from classic to musical to avant garde. Of course, many of those actors got their training in college theatre programs. One such program at the University of Indianapolis is set […]

2014 Art & Soul Kickoff This Friday

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Hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the 2014 Art & Soul celebration will kickoff on January 31 at 12:00 pm. Located in the Indianapolis Artsgarden at the intersection of Washington and Illinois Street, this will be Art & Soul’s 18th year. The events will feature several Indiana African-American […]

And Then They Came For Me: A Must-See Production at the IRT

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This was my first time attending a production at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, but I have to say that their performance of And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank was by far one of the best plays I’ve had the privilege of seeing anywhere. Set against the backdrop of Europe […]

Artist Matt Kenyon’s Glass-Blown Sculptures Now on Display at the Indianapolis Art Center

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Though the art of glass-blowing is an ancient one dating back to the Roman Empire, it is still very much alive and well thanks in part to artists like Matt Kenyon. His exhibit, Matt Kenyon: 2013 Faculty of The Year, can be seen now through February 2, 2014 at the Indianapolis Art Center on the […]

Opening Reception for Ann Luther Exhibit to Take Place Thursday at JCC

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It’s not your typical engineer who loves to quilt. But then again, it’s not your typical engineer who climbs Mount Kilimanjaro and then creates a beautiful quilt to commemorate the experience. Meet Ann Luther, a civil engineer who got hooked on quilting after taking a class in 1994, and never looked back. Her quilted designs […]

Fearless Furniture: Design Meets Art at the Indiana State Museum

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Who says you have to go to the east or west coast to find cool furniture, when some of the most innovative and clever-yet-functional furniture designs you’ll find anywhere are on display right now at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis? fearless-furniture-exhibit-at-indiana-state-museum Fearless Furniture is a must-see collection of furniture made by modern-day artisans […]

Matisse, Life in Color. A Rare Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Matisse, Life in Color is a sweeping exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art that features over 100 works from one of the most influential artists of twentieth century: Henri Matisse. The works, which are on loan from the Baltimore Museum of Art’s extensive Matisse collection, span over 6 decades of Matisse’s remarkable career, one […]

The 8th Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition

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The Eiteljorg Museum kicked off its 8th Biennial Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibition on Friday. The event, which is officially entitled “Red: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2013,” runs through February 2, 2014, and will feature the artwork of 5 contemporary North American indigenous artists, a dance party on Friday, and comedy improve acts on Saturday. About […]

Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts Celebrates 15th Anniversary at JCC

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The annual Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts celebrates its 15th anniversary this year at the Jewish Community Center. This 3-week community celebration features special guest appearances by local, national and even internationally renowned authors, who will speak and answer questions about their latest books, which by the way, are also available for purchase […]

Butler Dance Students Show Creative Side at Student Choreography Showcase

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The dance program Butler University is perhaps best known for ballet performances. But pirouettes and ballerinas are not what you’ll see Friday at Lilly Hall. Instead, dance students will be given a chance to show their creative side in the Student Choreography Showcase. This once-a-year event allows students to take all they have learned and […]

Indulge Your Senses with ORANJE

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“Indulge your senses.” That is the tag line for ORANJE 2013. What the heck is ORANJE, you ask? It is one of the most prominent contemporary art & music events in the Central Indiana area, one in which artists of all sorts come together for a night of art, music, food and drink. It takes […]

Marianne Glick Gallery Tour at Clowes Memorial Hall

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Marianne Glick Art Tour – Let The Spirit Move You This evening marks the opening for renowned local artist, Marianne Glick’s, gallery tour that will run from October 7th through November 17th at Clowes Memorial Hall. The opening reception is open to the community and will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Don’t forget to […]

16th Annual Carmel International Art Festival

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Over 125 juried artists exhibiting watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery, and more will be featuring their work at the 16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival this weekend. Artists throughout Indiana and the US had to apply and be accepted to be featured at the event. Along with artists there will be […]

Art Squared – Fountain Square

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Make Art. Be Art. Buy Art. In Fountain Square this Saturday, September 21 you’ll get three amazing art events for free. Pedal and park will be available at 1015 Virginia Avenue. Make Art: Participate alongside artists, students, and neighbors to create your own work of art with Masterpiece in a Day. It is a free […]

Painting Indiana III Art Show & Sale

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In the market for some new Indiana art to decorate your home or office? Want to learn more about plein air (on location) painting? Come to the Indiana Landmarks Center on Friday, September 20 between 7 and 10 pm to browse through the works of art selected for inclusion in a coffee-table book published by […]

Penrod Arts Fair Kickstarts "Indiana’s Nicest Weekend" on Friday Night

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Indiana’s Nicest Day has become Indiana’s Nicest Weekend says Penrod Society PR Committee Chair Blake Koriath. That’s because this year’s installment of the Penrod Arts Fair will commence a day earlier than usual, or more specifically, an evening earlier, on Friday night. For the first time ever, the 47-year old annual event, which runs every […]

Indianapolis International Film Festival Turns 10 This Year

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The Indianapolis International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an impressive number of films on its schedule. The festival, which is in full-swing, takes place in downtown Indianapolis, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from July 18-28, and will feature 118 films in total. One new twist this year involves a “tweet […]

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