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201 Studios is an exciting new re-development of a 100 year old factory on the near East side, in the Great Places 2020 neighborhood of Twin Aire. Located at 201 S. Rural St (just south of Washington St), they are transforming our 60,000 square foot building into small to medium art and maker space studios. They have an eclectic group of talented artist and makers that have started to fill the building with a wonderful vibrancy and sense of community long vacant from Twin Aire! Come visit 201 on First Fridays to see the gallery space and to meet and mingle with the artists.
Arts With A Purpose
Arts With A Purpose uses creative expression to mentor and create positive change.
While promoting Individual Wellness, Social Awareness, Compassion and Diversity, Arts With A Purpose connects communities, (collaborating with artists of all disciplines) by coordinating workshops, and residencies for audiences in need as well as performances for advocacy and fundraising events.
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.
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!
Full Circle Nine Gallery
The Full Circle Nine Gallery is an artist-cooperative gallery located in the South Studios portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex. We take no commission from member artists, and all work together to promote each other’s art. We represent a variety of styles: Traditional, abstract, pop, 2D, 3D, and a variety of media, including painting, photography, clay, assemblage, and mixed media. We work to maintain a fun, supportive atmosphere and are welcoming to emerging artists, established artists, and those in between. We are currently open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm, and during the IDADA First Friday Art Tour, which regularly sees large crowds. We are also available by appointment during hours convenient to patrons.
Hoy Polloy Art Gallery
Established in 2018. Minority owned contemporary art gallery located on the near east side of Indianapolis. Open every first friday from 6-9 pm, monthly event programming, and by private appointment.
Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective
The Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective is a non-profit movement arts organization dedicated to supporting and connecting the Indianapolis community through shared movement experiences – because every human can dance. We are committed to creating a safe, inviting space for the Indianapolis community to engage with movement in many different ways, fostering curiosity, exploration, and play.
We offer engaging classes and workshops for movers of all interests and levels.
We support the creation of homegrown dance works through The Makers Lab.
We provide opportunities for professional growth for the local community by hosting workshops and performances with seasoned artists.
We aim to cultivate thoughtful, intelligent dance audiences by providing a framework for them to engage with movement artists and their work in meaningful ways.
Indy Cloth Dollmakers
We are a group of dollmakers that have been meeting in Indianapolis for nearly 20 years. We work primarily in cloth, but explore all aspects of doll making and figurative arts.
Our mission: To educate our members and the public about dolls and dollmaking and to celebrate the doll as art.
Junkyard Goddess Eco-Boutique
A boutique in south Broad Ripple focusing on the sale of artisan-crafted and upcycled home decor goods, as well as Junkyard Goddess Milk Paint, art in a variety of mediums, and one-of-a-kind items. We also offer artisan workshops and community events. Located in the Monon Station at 54th and the Monon.
Kassim Norris is an American Film Director, Cinematographer, and DI Colorist.
His rich, evocative images—of life in Western culture can be attributed to his upbringing on the South Side of Chicago.
Kassim feels it is his duty as an artist to reflect the times that endure as a document of urban life in America.
Kassim is an Award winning Director & Cinematographer. His work can be spotted on several International Commercials, Feature Films, and TV series.
We want to build a community of creatives who are inspired to use their artistic abilities for good. This idea started because of a dream to give artists a means to use their creative talents to spread hope and love in their local community. Kingdom Creative is an online and local community that helps you share your creativity/faith through quarterly art projects, connect with fellow artists through monthly gatherings, and make an impact through local art installations. It’s time to believe creatively and ignite a renaissance of creativity in our community
I am a 28 year old mother of five. I’ve always had a passion for painting art canvases and my kids inspired me to target more of the cartoon side of things. I’ve always been a cartoon fanatic and loved creating things with my own spin to the art and it is a dream to see some things come to life. I am currently working on mythical creatures to show my inner magic and imagination. I am also working on different cartoon characters and pop art. I am looking to show my art at various events and getting my work recognized.
NPinspired Design LLC
NPinspired is a multimedia design company that focuses on providing unique branding solutions to the city of Indianapolis. Npinspired will collaborate with you on your print, web, photography and video projects to craft a visual story that sets your company ahead of the rest.
Re-Generation Indy is a group of local artists that lead affordable art workshops and host Youth Art Shows.
Although their primary focus is youth, they strive to spread creativity to all generations, so they do not neglect kids at heart. Their team is made up of over 30 established local artists who show work around the city on a regular basis. This helps them to be able to give good perspective to young artists when they display their work at Re-Generation shows. They aim to keep their art workshops at a low cost and their shows free so that families can participate consistently and become part of the art community.
Re-Generation Indy workshops and shows are a unique, fun and positive way to teach about entrepreneurship, confidence and expressing yourself.
They are currently partnering with Art With A Heart and the Athenaeum for a space to work out of, but they do travel to host workshops as well.
We are a husband and wife team; landscape and lifestyle photographer and an abstract painter. We are located in Downtown Indianapolis.
We met through our art. We provide art and art consulting services – specializing in hospitality and corporate art. We offer a range of sizes as original canvas artwork, epoxy and mixed media. Photography is available on metal, canvas and framed print.
Our motto- There is Light Everywhere – and we strive to spread light through our art.
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis is a new non-profit professional theater company based in downtown Indy focused on producing new plays by underrepresented playwrights. Storefront stages productions in the style of Chicago storefront theaters: with small and intimate settings; raw, and underscored by emotional truth.
The Indy Convergence
Indy Convergence is an international artist residency program focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and the intersection of arts in community. IC serves the Near West neighborhoods of Indianapolis and maintains programs internationally in Jacmel, Haiti and London, Ontario. Cultivating the talent that already exists on a local level and facilitating residency programs to bring in new perspectives, Indy Convergence works to both stimulate and amplify community voices.
Josh Haines, along with friends Sean Yager and Amy Applegate, founded the studio space shortly after their college careers. Originally, it was just a small section of the old warehouse that the three rented. After enough demand from other artists, they decided to rent out the rest, working on fixing it up along the way and establishing a gallery. At the end of 2017, The Oilwick officially became a nonprofit with a mission to serve the artists of Indianapolis and enhance the art scene as well.
Our primary objective is keeping a low cost studio space and maintaining regular exhibitions in our gallery. In 2018, we started a handful of programs like artist meetups, critiques, classes, and figure drawing as well.
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