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.
Fletcher Place Arts
Fletcher Place Arts is a multipurpose space located in the dynamic Fletcher Place neighborhood. It features a gallery wall that showcases local artists, a variety of tables and chairs that can be reconfigured for meetings/events, a restroom, and a small kitchen area with fridge and sink. Please contact us via e-mail to inquire about rental pricing or if you are an artist interested in showing your work at the gallery.
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.
iMOCA at The Murphy
Founded in 2001 by a group of arts benefactors and enthusiasts, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) began as – and still remains – Indianapolis’ only museum dedicated solely to showing and advancing contemporary art. As a non-collecting institution, iMOCA’s mission is to bring contemporary exhibitions and programs to the Indianapolis community to stimulate minds, inspire new discoveries and demonstrate the vital connections between visual culture and life.
Prior to having a dedicated space, iMOCA operated as a “museum without walls,” mounting exhibitions throughout Indianapolis at venues including the Stutz, Herron School of Art and Design, and Key Cinemas. In 2004, iMOCA found a home in the historic Emelie Building in the Indiana Avenue Cultural District, thanks to the generosity of local law firm Katz and Korin, PC. In 2009, iMOCA moved into the Murphy Building in the heart of Fountain Square. The move placed the museum in an actively revitalizing area and iMOCA became inseparable from the thriving Fountain Square art scene. In October 2014, iMOCA entered into a partnership with Buckingham Companies and Buckingham Foundation to program a gallery space in The Alexander Hotel at CityWay.
iMOCA strives to present artwork that increases the understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual culture, provoking dialogue and encouraging the discovery that art is all around us. The museum supports a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists through innovative exhibitions and audience engagement. Artist talks, workshops and other programming offer unique points of entry into the world of contemporary art. By offering free admission, iMOCA prides itself on accessibility.
Vicky Shaffer White Studio
I am an ‘abstract naturalist’ exploring the layers of life with acrylic washes and ink on canvas. My art is about color and shapes and a positive attitude toward of life “Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else.” (Marc Chagall) I have always loved Georgia O’Keefe as an artist and her character as a woman in a man’s world of art. Much of her influence still appears in my own work. I simplify and layer images while finding joy in the mundane. I am concentrating on lines, layers, color and composition primarily. Lines represent my ‘self’ trying to order the events in my life and the layers represent the complexities and ‘color’ the experience.
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a BFA degree in Fine Arts in painting from Herron School of Art. In the past I served as Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring art accessibility to the community through our gallery, Arts Park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a past board member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), member of the Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the previous Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
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