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.

The 8th Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship Exhibition

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

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

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

“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

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 register for the event here. The tour, titled Let the […]

16th Annual Carmel International Art Festival

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Paul McCartney Honored with Sculpture from Hoosier Artist Dale Enochs

Paul McCartney may have left the fine state of Indiana, but not before taking a very special piece of it with him. The Hall-of-Fame rock ‘n’ roll artist, composer, singer and musician, who recently performed at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, was honored with a commemorative sculpture at the show. Marty Bechtold, Director of […]

An Outdoor Sculpture Tour at the IMA

The Indiana Museum of Art will host a free Outdoor Sculpture Tour on Friday, June 28, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. It’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house, walk the grounds of the IMA, see the gardens and discuss its various outdoor sculptures with other like-minded art lovers. Artists represented include Maya Lin, […]

Lantern Making Workshop

Want to design and create a lantern for the Annual Feast of Lanterns Festival? Lantern making workshops are the first and third Mondays of the month at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Local artists will help you create a unique one-of-a-kind lantern that will proudly be displayed and […]

iPride: Indy Pride 25th Anniversary Exhibition

From now until June 22, 2013 an exhibit featuring art created by Hoosier Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender artists will be displayed at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. The iPride showcase is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the first public Pride celebrations in Indianapolis and coincides with the Circle City IN Pride Festival which will […]

The Motorsport Art of David Lord AFAS: An Artsgarden Exhibit

“The Motorsport Art of David Lord AFAS” exhibit is on display at the Indianapolis Artsgarden now through May 29, 2013. Lord calls his style “interpretive realism,” which he describes as “a constant attempt to combine reality with the freshness and freedom of the brush stroke.” He says, “By capturing an image in time, I feel […]

Enjoy art, Music & Food at the Stutz Artists Open House

Enjoy art, music, food and more at the historic Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis as the Stutz Artists Open House takes place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 27. The 2013 event, which marks its 20th anniversary, will showcase the talents of over 70 artists who will open their studios to the public. It is […]

The Butler ArtsFest: Revolution 2.0

Butler ArtsFest : Revolution 2013 will take place from Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28 on the Butler University Campus. This annual festive will showcase the talents of Butler students and other professional Indianapolis artists as they perform art, dance, music and theater. This year’s “revolution” theme alludes to crushed uprisings, riots, repressive regimes […]

Find Inspiration at the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace

It’s all happening under the white tents as the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace sets up shop in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 6, 2013. This unique event is part antique show, part flea market and part vintage art show. Sure, you could just head to the nearest retail […]

"Piaf Plus" Offers Gritty Cabaret Twist on Parisian Life

Dance Kaleidoscope, the longest running contemporary dance company in Indiana, offers a gritty portrayal of Parisian life at the IRT’s Upper Stage March 14-24, 2013. “Piaf Plus” is set to the music and vocals of famed French singer Edith Piaf. Watch as these talented DK dancers offer a contemporary twist on the French Cabaret style. […]

Objets d’Art: The10th Annual Indiana Art Fair

Join in the celebration at the Indiana State Museum’s 10th Annual Indiana Art Fair in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s juried show will feature 63 artists from the Hoosier state, representing 22 counties, each offering their work for sale. With a diverse selection of art in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, […]