First Friday Art Walk, February Features

The First Friday Art Walk, sponsored by Indianapolis Downtown Association of Dealers and Artists, is a celebrated monthly tradition for Indianapolis¬† people. The chance to run freely through the Circle City marveling at the work of dozens of Indianapolis artists doesn’t come every day. With free appetizers to boot, this Indianapolis event is great for Indianapolis culture bugs on a budget.

Twenty five Indianapolis art galleries downtown (and a few from around the Indianapolis metro area) open their doors on the First Friday of every month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, welcoming Indianapolis art fantatics and admirers into a their worlds. Be proud of the art community in Indianapolis.Check out this fun and FREE Indianapolis event!

Here is a little preview of art popping up around Indy this month. All this and more can be your this Friday night for the best price ever: FREE! In Indy, art is for everybody!

Art @ Clowes

Clowes Memorial Hall presents one of the most unique opportunities in February’s First Friday Art Walk. D. DelReverda-Jennings work currently fills their lobby with vibrancy and eclectism. Her powerful and provocative works of visual art are both two dimensional and three dimensional representations of her native connection to Alaska. Learn about her undying bond to ethnic traditions, her enthusiams to share, her joy and her story from the artist herself this First Friday at Clowes Memorial Hall. Walk with D. DelReverda Jennings through the galleries as she shares insights about her work, her process and her inspirations.

Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Herron School of Art
Much to Our Chagrin

IUPUI’s Herron School of Art produces marvelous young artists, eager to share their work with an audience. This First Friday Art Walk join them for the opening reception of Much to Our Chagrin, a collection of photography from their senior photography students. Mediums include prints, video, installation and
more. Plus, almost a guaranteed opportunity to talk to the artists, if you decide to seek them out. I’m sure they will be more than happy to share their artistic points of view.

Herron School of Art
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Harrison Art Center
A Beautiful Mind, New Work (and more)

The Harrison Art Center is a wonderful facility for the Indianapolis community to take advantage of. Many Hoosier artists not only find studio space at the Harrision Art Center, but also find exhibition space. This month the work of Elizabeth Guipe Hall takes center stage in the Harrison Gallery. In Gallery Number Two see the new exhibit Menagerie. This collection of jewelry and other mixed media forms from Allison Ford, Chad Campbell and Shannon Hinkle delves into luxury and curiosity. In the Harrison Art Center’s Gymnasium, get up on your feet and swing dance with Naptown Stomp.

Harrison Art Center
1505 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

The Morris Butler House Museum
Hoosier Salon

The Morris Butler House Museum hosts a Hoosier Salon every First Friday. This piece of Indianapolis history joins modern day Indianapolis by showcasing the works of art for sale on the lower level gallery of their Victorian mansion. New Indiana artists are shown in this space each month. The Hoosier Salon is a state wide Indianapolis non profit organization. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Historic Landmark Foundation.

Morris Butler House Museum
1204 North Park Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Allegories of Realism

ArtBox opens their new exhibit “Allegories of Realism” on Friday, February 1 with a free reception from 5:00 pm to midnight. The show, which features the work of artists Robert McCann, Michael Fitts, and Jerry Lyles, will remain in the ArtBox space until March 1. Paintings by Fitts and McCann paired with drawings by Lyles offer variations on realism. ArtBox is located in the historic Stuz II building in Indianapolis downtown.

217 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

AV Framing Gallery
Strumpets and Squares

Indianapolis cultural district, Fountain Square, is home to the AV Framing Gallery. From February 5 through March 20, see new works from Jenny Elkins in her latest exhibit, “Strumpets and Squares.” Elkins offers an eclectic collection of mixed media art based on her philosophy of life. Elkin says, “I feel that life can be hard enough I only make art (or craft as some may call it) that is light, happy and is garnished with a twist of wit,” says Elkin. See what she does with cabinet card photographs, interesting papers and found objects. Each piece promises a twinge of humor. Opening reception February 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

AV Framing Gallery
1139 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN

Bootled Exhibitions

Even Southeast Indianapolis gets in on the First Friday Fun with Bootleg Exhibitions. As their second group exhibition, Bootleg Exhibitions is attracting artists from around the United States including, Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Tempe, Arizona; South Bend, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Buffalo, New York and Richmond, Indiana. Join them for a public reception on February 5 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Bootleg Exhibitions
1656 English Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201

Other Indianapolis Art Galleries

These aren’t the only Indianapolis art galleries that participate in Indianapolis’ First Friday Art Walk. Here is a complete menu of art galleries you can sample this Friday.

Heading out to do some First Friday Art Walking? Check out these delicious Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars. Take advantage of Devour Downtown going on now through February 6. Make Indianapolis downtown art galleries your playground this Friday! And stay tuned to Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.

For additional information about First Friday Art Walks, or any of the above listed Indianapolis art galleries, visit the Indianapolis Downtown Association of Dealers and Artists (IDADA) official website.

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, February 5