Redefining how a gallery can operate, local artist and 3Mass Gallery Founder/Director Forrester Svendsen has brought together the Indianapolis community in a collaborative effort to support local art and artists in the new luxury condo building 3Mass. Forrester joined forces with the home owners associaton of 3 Mass, IDADA, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, local businesses and foundations to create not only a new sophisticated exhibition space, but also to afford local artists significant financial benefits and offset artists’ material costs, through funded grants. The 3Mass Gallery also incorporates a philanthropic side by giving back to the local community through donating ten percent of each art show’s earnings to the exhibiting artists’ charity of choice.
A King's Art Studio and Gallery, LLC
In its eighth year, this space sells works in watercolor, ink, pastel, acrylic and mixed media as well as handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. The gallery features the work of Ann W. King and other juried show award winning artists.
Alpha Omega Arts
Since inception in 2008, Alpha Omega Arts has been a catalyst for countless discussions about visual art, freedom of expression, and the religious imagination. Alpha Omega Arts is a non-profit 501-(c)(3) organization founded in NYC and is today is based in Indianapolis. Redefining freedom of expression within American culture is one of the principal goals for Alpha Omega Arts as it works to bring people together through the expression of new and traditional ideas. Alpha Omega Arts is a member of IDADA, and does not accept financial support from religious groups or government agencies. Based at the IIC Gallery at Indiana Interchurch Center, the project engages schools, congregations and arts organizations in exploring the religious imagination. Programs are administered by the Board of Directors of the Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts, each of whom is elected from the membership.
Art Bank Artists Studios and Gallery
This venue provides studios and exhibition space for local artists representing a variety of disciplines and styles. It includes painters, sculptors, glass artists, potters and photographers. Services to artists include the opportunity for public and private showings, space for educational endeavors, and studio space. On-site creation by displaying artists is encouraged. Art Bank often offers special events for First Friday.
Art IN Hand
Art IN Hand Gallery, an artist owned and operated cooperative, is located along the picturesque brick Main Street in Zionsville Indiana. Nestled among unique local specialty shops, the gallery is a vital part of this historic downtown shopping destination and community.
Art IN Hand was founded in 2000 by a group of artists who desired a truly supportive and independent gallery experience, and continues to count some of these artists among its members. The gallery displays both 2D and 3D artwork including oil, acrylic, and watercolor as well as ceramics, jewelry, blown and stained glass, furniture and other handcrafted wood items.
Art With a Heart
Art With a Heart is a visual arts organization that, with its partners, provides excellent, innovative, mentor-intensive visual arts programming. The programming is integrated with core academic areas, resulting in measurable positive impact on the personal development of at-risk urban youth in becoming creative, productive, successful members of their communities.
Artistic Designs Gallery
Artistic Designs Gallery is a gallery that you must experience for their friendly knowledgeable service, quality of fine art and fabulous custom picture framing. Whether you prefer abstract mixed media, detailed miniature fine art, blown glass, or bronze sculpture, you will find a unique variety of incredible work to explore and add to your collection.
The gallery offers a nice selection of art supplies and a variety of art classes in their art studio. The studio offers private art parties after business hours for artistic social gatherings with an artist or designer.
Visit our website to learn more about our class offerings and events schedule.
ArtMix is a non-profit arts service organization providing access to the arts for people with disabilities. ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) fulfills its mission through a series of arts programs led by 20+ professional Teaching Artists who provide programming in schools, community centers, hospitals, and on-site in our adaptive arts studios near downtown Indianapolis.
Through its programming, ArtMix increases access, engagement, knowledge, and skills in and through the arts. Collectively, ArtMix programs serve more than 6,000 people each year. The programs create opportunities for learning, self-expression, and socialization, and increase community understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities. ArtMix was founded in 1982 and is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information visit artmix.org or call (317) 974-4123.
Arts for Lawrence
Mission: Arts for Lawrence connects arts to the community to inspire everyone every day.
Vision: Living Lawrence – A vibrant arts destination.
Partnerships for Lawrence offers public arts programming in visual and performing arts. The Theater at the Fort provides a venue for local performers, Lawrence Township school performances, Summer Art Camp, Monthly Poetry readings and art exhibitions. Other programs include outreach in visual arts instruction, public art installations, and a community mural program.
Arts for Learning
The largest provider of arts education programs in Indiana, Arts for Learning works with more than 100 artists and organizations to provide young people the opportunity to experience the arts directly in schools and other venues.
Located in the Carmel Arts & Design District, the ArtSplash Gallery offers visitors a blend of traditional, contemporary, and abstract artwork in both two and three dimensional media, as well as digital photography and calligraphy. The gallery maintains a broad range of pricing, on original works and prints, to make fine art an accessible part of everyday life. Several ArtSplash artists also take commission work to meet custom taste and design needs for both home and business.
Becky Fehsenfeld Fine Art
Becky Fehsenfeld Fine Art features the oils, watercolors, and pastels of Becky Hall Fehsenfeld, who specializes in capturing people, places, and animals from around the world in her own expressionistic style.
Beech Grove Clay Works
Beech Grove Clay Works is a pottery studio located in Beech Grove, Indiana where everyone is invited to enroll in our classes whether you are a beginner or expert. If you are a beginner, you will learn the basics in throwing, hand-building, and slab-building methods of pottery construction as well as the glazing processes. If you are an expert, you will be exposed to various inspiring and innovative artists of the region who come to Beech Grove Clay Works for studio time. Whether you are looking for a new hobby or working on your technique, Beech Grove Clay Works is a friendly and welcoming place for all people.
Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities. As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods. Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost urban livability from an engagement-based arts and design perspective.
The organization owns and operates the Service Center for Contemporary Culture in the Lafayette Square area where they host many of their events.
Boku Artists' Co-op
Boku Artists’ Co-op is the first such gallery on the west side showcasing original artwork of local artists. The co-op offers traditional and contemporary art, pottery, glass, and metal jewelry, fabric art, sculpture, watercolors and wood art.
Brown County Studio and Garden Tour
The Brown County Studio and Garden Tour is a relaxing, self-guided tour held the last weekend in June. It is designed to showcase two of our greatest assets: the natural, quiet beauty of Brown County and the talents of our creative residents who continue the cultural heritage of our artistic community, "The Art Colony of the Midwest."
Because of interest in the June tour, a select group of artisans will open their studios to the public for the entire month of October. You will be able to see demonstrations, meet the artists in a more relaxed atmosphere and have an opportunity to purchase fine arts and crafts. This educational part of the tour is a delight for young and old, while collectors will relish the selection of new work available especially for this occasion and just in time for Christmas shopping.
This self-guided tour is free. A detailed map will help you find your way through the rolling hills. Join us in October and experience the wealth of natural autumn beauty and the vast talents of the creative and unique people that call Brown County their home.
The Back Roads tour takes place for the entire month of October, but some studios may have "black-out dates" so check the individual studio pages. Contact information for each artist is given.
Calligraphy Guild of Indiana
The purpose of the guild is to be a catalyst for the study of letterform and related arts in Indiana. Meetings are held the third Saturday of every other month, usually at Bates Art Supply Store near Lafayette Square.
The Center for Creative Arts Gallery is an artist cooperative located in Carmel. It represents award-winning artists who create affordable originals in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, collage, fiber and 3D works in wood, ceramin, galss and paper. The entire gallery is showcased with all new work every other month. Fine Art and Fine Gifts!
Circle My City
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Colour Blind Inc
Engaging the public in alternative art forms and cross-cultural social commentary with the hope of initiating behavioral change.
Colour Blind, Inc., is a grassroots campaign seeking to unlock the potential of people through the design, promotion and implementation of large-scale creative arts and philanthropic communication.
Promoting all things that cross colour barriers by any means necessary.. stay tuned..
Contemporary Art Society
Since 1962, The Contemporary Art Society (CAS) has promoted the understanding, appreciation, and collection of contemporary art. Through a dynamic series of social and educational events. CAS members enjoy privileged access to curators, artists, private collections, and travel. CAS members significantly impact the collection of contemporary art at the IMA by contributing to acquisitions and participating in voting to bring selected works into the collection. CAS regularly hosts lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists who have included: Vik Muniz, Layah Ali, Kiki Smith, Amy Cutler, Ghada Amer, James Casebere, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Dawoud Bey, Alfredo Jaar, Orly Genger, Judy Levy, Josephine Meckseper, Tara Donovan and many more. Through their generous support, Contemporary Art Society (CAS) members help build the Museum’s contemporary art collection.
Douglas David Fine Art
Douglas David Fine Art is the working studio and gallery of this Indianapolis artist. David specializes in impressionistic oil on canvas paintings featuring subjects ranging from classic landscape and seascape to romantic florals and still lifes.
Eagle Creek Park Earth Discovery Center
The Earth Discovery Center opened in fall of 2007, and offers field trips for schools, scouts, and other groups, family programs, summer daycamps, and more! In addition, the EDC is a great place to stop by and enjoy exhibits containing live, native reptiles, amphibians, and fish, natural history information about native wildlife, displays of insects and plants, a backyard habitat area and seasonal displays, several nearby hiking trails, as well as a beautiful deck with a view of Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Eckert & Ross Fine Art
The gallery specializes in 19th and early 20th century Impressionism and Realism by Indiana, American, Russian and European artists.
Eclective was created from the desire to bring together and showcase the eclectic artists, vintage collectors and handmade craftsmen of Indianapolis. Owned and operated by two local small businesses, Eclective invites independent vendors to come together to create the most unique collection of home decor, handcrafted and repurposed wares and more.
We are female and minority owned. We seek to be a space for community and empowerment for all people and have a small stage/classroom space which we utilize for events, meetings, classes and showings. There is a full calendar on our website!
We hope to stay well connected and supportive within our community and beyond! It’s a great day to be Eclective!
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western A...
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum executes this charge in exciting and often surprising ways.
The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. Its collection includes artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.
The Eiteljorg also prides itself on offering engaging exhibitions. Special exhibitions at the Eiteljorg have covered diverse subjects, including the artistry and histories of pistols and motorcycles; the intersecting experiences of African- and Native Americans; Jewish life in the West; and the work of iconic artists Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe. The museum allows guests to further immerse themselves in Western and Native cultures through dynamic programs, cultural exchanges and events. The Eiteljorg has explored GLBT representation in Western film; celebrated women in the West and hosts a variety of Western and Native artists in residence each year.
The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that explore both Native America and the American West.
Renowned programs such as the Indian Market and Festival, Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship and the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale have helped the museum cultivate a national reputation as a premier cultural institution.
Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery
Since opening its doors in September of 2007, the Evan Lurie Gallery has specialized in introducing emerging and established international artists with a heavy emphasis on the contemporary abstract and a strong focus on realism and neo-realism. The gallery deals in works of art in all mediums and sizes including monumental, two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The 5200 square foot space offers bi-monthly art walks featuring one man and group shows bringing an ever-changing energy of sophistication to the Indianapolis area. As a professional art consultant Evan Lurie works within both the residential and corporate environments to help establish art collections and assist in the acquisitions. With over forty artists already represented, Evan is continually networking within the international art community and seeking out dynamic up-and-coming talent that embodies the highest degree of excellence.
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