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..
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
We’re not what you remember! Conner Prairie Interactive History Park still offers the opportunity to step into the 1800s but now we’re offering more exciting, hands-on, interactive activities than ever before. Soar to new heights on our tethered passenger helium balloon in 1859 Balloon Voyage. Electrify your mind in Create.Connect, an indoor interactive area where history and science intersect through wind power, electricity and energy.
Conner Prairie continues to invited families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences. We have several themed historical areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, including, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp and a 19th-century village called 1836 Prairetown. We also offer tours of the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County, built by a prominent trader and community leader. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic farm breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and explore the outdoors in our Nature Walk. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Our goal is to educate families through fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.
Conrad Indianapolis is a hotel of choice for discerning travelers visiting the "Circle City." Located at one of the city's most prominent intersections, the hotel is truly in the heart of it all– connected to Circle Centre Mall and just steps from nearly everything that downtown has to offer including museums, live music and theatre, and the Indianapolis Zoo & White River Garden State Park. The hotel is also connected via elevated walkway to the Indiana Convention Center. The 23-story building features 243 guest rooms, 15,000 square feet of intimate, state-of-the-art meeting space and 15 private residences. World-class dining experiences can be enjoyed in Tastings Wine Bar or The Capital Grille restaurant, and relaxation awaits at Evan Todd Spa & Salon. Conrad Indianapolis, open since March 2006, is the city's first true luxury hotel.
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.
CSz Indianapolis is the city’s only professional improvisational comedy theatre. A member of CSz Worldwide, CSz Indianapolis is located in the Massachusetts Avenue Cultural District.
What is CYT? CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell who also founded Christian Community Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session more than 12,000 kids participate in classes and over 100,000 community members attend their performances. Because CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools, and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s longest dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 41st season (2012-13). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts education. Since 1991, DK has seen substantial artistic growth under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hochoy, who brings a truly international perspective to the company. David was born in Trinidad, West Indies, eventually joined the Martha Graham Dance Company where he became soloist and later rehearsal director and toured the world with the company.
David and other guest choreographers explore the limits of the human body as a means of expression. Through movement, their dances paint landscapes of the soul revealing the full spectrum of human emotions.
DK’s professional ensemble consists of 11 gifted, athletic dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham as well as classical ballet. These talented individual artists bring their multi-faceted skills to form an ensemble dedicated to giving world-class performances of contemporary dance. Our dancers are diverse in training, dance styles and professional experience, and almost all carry college degrees.
The company is gaining national recognition touring innovative educational residencies and popular public performances.
DK grew out of an educational program with Young Audiences of Indiana, the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education and has maintained a partnership with Young Audiences throughout its history. Through its educational programs, the company has performed in hundreds of schools throughout Indiana and the country and annually presents dozens of student matinees and workshops that serve thousands of school children. A compelling aspect for DK’s education programs is its firm belief that the art of dance is an important tool for our children’s education and their ability to learn.
Dance Magic Performing Arts Company
Dance Magic Performing Arts Company (DMPAC) was founded by Linda Rees to give young and aspiring artists in dance, both in the classical world and the musical theater world a place to grow and develop their artistic talents. Since its inception in 1981, DMPAC has become a vital learning opportunity for its members, preparing many of them for a career in the performing arts. By providing excellent training and balancing it with performing opportunities, these students come from the program with a wealth of technical ability as well as performance experience. DMPAC is a not-for-profit organization that provides the venue and the expertise for these students to showcase their performing arts talents.
Domestic Violence Network
The Domestic Violence Network is an intermediary organization that bridges the community together to create collaboration among organizations. Our mission is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration.
Domont Studio Gallery
The Domont Studio Gallery serves a the studio and gallery for Indiana artist John J. Domont. The space showcases his oils paintings and photography documenting the Midwestern landscape, his spiritualism through Beggin Bowls, and his humanistic visions through photography. The gallery also plays hosts to a variety of local and regional contemporary artists, showcasing the finest work that our region has to share.
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.
Downtown Indy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed to develop, manage and market Downtown Indianapolis. Downtown Indy exists to continually improve Downtown because the Indianapolis region needs a strong, relevant and vibrant core. The organization makes Downtown a clean, safe, convenient and exciting place to live, work and be entertained. It also helps ensure the maximum return on the $9.1 billion invested in Downtown since 1990 and prepares Downtown for the nearly $3 billion of new investments scheduled for completion by 2017.
Downtown Indy was established in January 1993 as Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and takes on broader management and economic development responsibilities than its predecessor, the Commission for Downtown. A 38-member board and advisory board direct Downtown Indy.
Downtown Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men. In the state of Indiana, the Knights gave over $18 million to charitable organizations and are always looking for ways to collaborate and assist their local community.
Drum Corps International
From modest beginnings more than four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-broadcast events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
Drum Corps International
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Drum Corps International hosts its annual World Championships every August at venues including the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. The Drum Corps International World Championships are the pinnacle of more than 100 competitive events that take place across North America as part of the annual DCI Summer Music Games Tour. From June through mid-August, the tour features marching ensembles comprised of up to 150 brass musicians, percussionists and dance performers ages 14 to 22.
Dynamo Art Exhibitions
Dynamo Art Exhibitions is an art collective dedicated to creating traveling pop up art shows based in Muncie and Indianapolis regions. The artwork is from a mixture of student and local artists with a variety of media and subject, and a strong interest in learning how to exhibit work professionally. The goal of this group is to promote diversity of art throughout our community, and to familiarize Ball State University students with the exhibition process. All those who are interested in joining future DYNAMO endeavors, please contact us at email@example.com for more info.
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.
EclecticPond Theatre Company
We aim to become one of the leading companies producing inventive and exciting adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights, enabling the works to become relevant and appealing to a new generation of audiences. Through these adaptations, both modern and classical, and a program of new writing, we aim to invigorate personal interest in theatre for young and old alike.
Whilst retaining our ‘nomadic’ touring company ethos, we aim to create a permanent base for the company that serves not only as a versatile performance space, but also as a focus for community participation, involvement and education.
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.
The organization provides for the exchange of ideas, education, presentation of awards, and communication between groups and individuals interested in offering or furthering community theatrical productions.
Encore Vocal Arts
Encore Vocal Arts is a chamber choir that creates compelling choral experiences unlike any other – multi-sensory worlds where song and image and story are woven together. Our 36 singers come from all walks of life: many are professional musicians, others highly experienced amateurs. Founded in 1972, Encore Vocal Arts is the longest continuously-performing chamber choir in Indianapolis, with a solid reputation for high-caliber, entertaining performances.
Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis
The Ensemble Music Society presents the best chamber music ensembles from around the world in concert in Indianapolis. Most of the visiting artists also visit are school systems with free master classes and lecture demonstrations for music students during their visit
Ensemble Voltaire (formerly Ensemble Ouabache) presents concerts of chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries on authentic instruments. Performances range from NPR broadcasts such as “Performance Today” and “Harmonia” to appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival. Ensemble Voltaire has recorded for the Catalpa and Dorian labels.
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