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Now celebrating its 50th year, the Indianapolis Art Center’s OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair attracts an average of 16,000 visitors and offers an opportunity for the public to meet fine art & craft artists from the U.S. and Canada.
The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center designed by Hoosier Architect Michael Graves and its 9.5-acre ARTSPARK. Located in the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District— a cultural arts, shopping, night club, and dining district—the Indianapolis Art Center is next to the popular Monon Trail urban greenway.
The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is open to all fine art and fine craft artists. Work may be in any fine art or fine craft medium, but must be original and made by the exhibiting artist or artist team. Please review the Exhibition Standards to determine the eligibility of your specific artwork.
Applications will be accepted online until midnight EST, January 18, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please review the event calendar. The timeline is subject to change.
January 18 Online application deadline
January 29 Jury results emailed
January 29 Booth preference survey emailed
February 24 Confirmation/fees* due
February 24 Booth Preference Survey due
March 30 Final day for refund (less $35 admin fee)**
May 14 Artist check-in and set up
May 14 Preview Party*** 6 pm – 8 pm
May 15 – 16 OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
* Confirmation and payment is to be made on Zapplication.org. Invited artists that miss this deadline will be moved to the wait list.
** Cancellations will not be refunded after this date
*** Eligibility for the Preview Party is determined by area of assigned booth. Areas of participation will be noted on the booth preference survey. Participants in these areas will be required to set up early for participation in the Friday evening event.
About the Indianapolis Art Center
“One artist, one at a time.” This is the core principle of the Indianapolis Art Center’s OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair. We value fine art and fine craft by individual artists or collaborative teams who both create the work personally and sell it directly to the retail customer, and we ask all of our participating artists to share this value.
The mission of the Indianapolis Art Center is to inspire creative expression in all people. The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair was created in 1971 by Marjorie Beal, who envisioned an event that would showcase local artists and be hosted by the Art Center (then Indianapolis Art League). Now celebrating its 50th year, the Art Fair attracts an average of 16,000 patrons and offers an opportunity for the public to meet artists from the U.S. and Canada, an array of food offerings, craft beer and wine, live entertainment, and to learn about and experience the unique mission of the Art Center.
The Art Fair is located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center designed by Hoosier Architect Michael Graves and its 9.5-acre ARTSPARK. Located in the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District— a cultural arts, shopping, night club, and dining district—the Indianapolis Art Center is next to the popular Monon Trail urban greenway.
The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is a gated event ($13 presale and $15 day of) that is the largest annual fundraiser for the Indianapolis Art Center, a non-profit community arts organization. Income from the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is used to support our Outreach Department, year-round classes, exhibitions, lectures and workshops that promote the creation and appreciation of art.
Artists applying to the 2021 Art Fair will be juried by an Artist Committee Panel. All applicants must apply through ZAPPlication in the category or categories appropriate to their work. Jury-exempt invitations are extended to select artists including, but not limited to, the 49th OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair award winners. Less than 5% of the artists were jury exempt in 2019. All other applicants are juried to ensure a quality Art Fair.
Jurying for Awards will take place on Saturday, May 15th. During the Fair, an independent on-site juror will judge booths and award cash and re-invite prizes totaling $2,000.
Please Note: The number of artists accepted and exhibiting at the fair will depend largely on any and all future safety precautions and standards in place due to Covid-19. This may mean that the number of artists will differ from previous years to allow for proper social distancing and safety.
Artists who applied for an Artist Booth will be notified through ZAPP by email of the jurors’ decision. Artists will be notified on Friday, January 29, 2021.
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