Indy Reads Books
We’re an independent bookstore, and we’re the only bookstore in downtown Indianapolis. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children, and we can special order almost any book you can name!
We are both an advocate and a resource for Indy’s twenty-/thirty-somethings, providing a space to learn about and become a part of this city. We exist to connect you: with other individuals, with community organizations, with local businesses, with Indianapolis. We are always here, always on the go, and always working to further Indy’s urban evolution. Sign up and be connected.
IndyTalks is a collaboration dedicated to fostering a sense of community through respectful and creative civic dialogue. Converse. Connect. Create.
IndyTalks is a collaboration of the Athenaeum Foundation, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Humanities Council, WFYI, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Big Car, Christian Theological Seminary, EcoArts Connections, Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc., FLOW: White River Festival, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Herron School of Art & Design, Immigrant Welcome Center, Indianapolis Coalition for Neighborhood Development, Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, IndyHub, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, JCC, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., Know No Stranger, LISC, Making Connections Indianapolis, Marian University, Mary Miss Studio, and Spirit & Place.
For more than 30 years, The International Center has served as a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest in a variety of ways.
Irvington Historical Society
The Irvington Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit whose main mission is to promote and further the artistic traditions, heritage, legacy, and artists — past and present — of the greater Irvington and Central Indiana community.
The JCC Indianapolis’s mission is to enrich the community by perpetuating Jewish tradition and heritage while celebrating diversity of beliefs through arts, education, health and wellness programs. The facility houses an art gallery with more than 6 exhibitions each year, an auditorium for performing arts and films, and a dance studio for dance classes. They host the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival each fall featuring local and national authors, performances and films.
More than 100 years old, JCC Indianapolis is located at Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road and is a beneficiary agency of the United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and an affiliate member of the JCC Association of North America.
KaidyDid Theatre Productions
KaidyDid Productions is an urban based, all female theatrical production company.
Established in 2011, KaidyDid Productions has dedicated its mission to bring you Original… “True to Life Entertainment” for the entire family to enjoy.
KaidyDid Productions is aligned to leverage inspirational performances through the Arts. We believe our gift to spread the good news by way of theatrical productions is the calling placed upon our company. We are restoring ‘Excellence’ back to the theater community. Not only are we a Stage Production Company, we script our own Screenplays; Produce our own Media, Actresses, Soloist, and Writers for Hire.
Our productions are geared to entertain all individuals and bring enjoyment to the entire body by way of theatrical entertainment.
We are advocates to express Liberty, Healing, and Redemption through our Stage Productions.
Our Vast Resume in theater includes over 25 years of experience in Broadway (Musical Theatre), Drama (Tragedy), Comedy & Gospel Theatrical Performances. Our platform and exposure in the entertainment genre include performances with National Artist on National Stages all over the country. This is our proven guarantee you will be uplifted when you attend a KaidyDid Production.
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)
Established in 2012 the mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence.
Through community partnerships around Indianapolis KDO shares its high-level dance programs with thousands each year.
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
La Plaza is a groundbreaking effort to be the trusted liaison between Latinos and the larger community. La Plaza exists to serve, empower, and integrate the Latino community of Central Indiana.
But we weren’t always La Plaza. In 2004 the Hispanic Education Center, Fiesta Indianapolis and El Centro Hispano chose to merge. Their merger formed La Plaza; a bringing together of all these separate resources and services into one organization to provide better support.
La Plaza has devoted an extensive amount of time and resources to solidifying its new structure by implementing a strategic plan which has guided us in making decisions required for the short term and the long term; a comprehensive development plan, which addresses how La Plaza will secure the resources it needs annually for its current work; a technology plan, which guarantees that La Plaza is using the data systems and technological capacities of the three merged organizations in the most effective and efficient way; and an initial overview of the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour’s drive from Chicago. LCA’s mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region. The center has five gallery spaces that change quarterly which showcase regional and national artists. Enjoy art and offshore breezes during the LakeFront Art Festival, the 3rd weekend in August, featuring over 100 artists from across the nation in beautiful Washington Park. LCA participates in Michigan City’s popular/dynamic Uptown Arts District First Friday art walk each month from 5-8 PM (central time). Come explore our exhibitions, listen to great music or witness a poetry slam, enjoy the cash bar and nibbles at this free after hours event. To view upcoming exhibitions, available classes, and events visit LCA’s website at http://www.lubeznikcenter.org.
MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth)
MCCOY is an advocate, a resource, a capacity builder and a convener, all to support youth opportunities and outcomes in central Indiana.
MCCOY champions the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community.
Merry MAC Players
The Merry MAC Players, located at the Depot Theatre in Martinsville, Indiana are a community theatre whose goal is to provide quality entertainment, opportunity, education, and enrichment. As part of the non-profit Martinsville Arts Council, we depend on the resources and talents of our local community and hope you join us as we celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts.
Monument Circle Art Fair
Non profit 501c3 for the purpose of the first art fair on Monument Circle in down town Indianapolis.
Musical Family Tree
Musical Family Tree is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of Spreading Indiana Music. By serving Indiana’s music communities, MFT aims to help build a more sustainable and world-recognized music scene in Indiana. We accomplish this by preserving, documenting, and promoting Indiana music, past and present.Visit our website for a database of local music, read interviews and latest music news on our blog and check out our latest local music projects and concerts.
Nationalities Council of Indiana
The Nationalities Council of Indiana is an umbrella organization of over 50 nationality or language groups, each dedicated to the preservation of their own unique cultural heritage. The Council hosts the annual International Festival to share the ethnic music, dance and visual arts of these groups with the general community. The mission of the Nationalities Council of Indiana is to encourage communication and cultural exchange across ethnic and racial lines.
New World Youth Orchestras
The New World Youth Orchestras’ mission is to develop and nurture the musical talent of young people in Indianapolis and central Indiana through quality music education and the rehearsal and performance of orchestral masterworks, both traditional and contemporary.
NWYO was founded in 1982 by Susan Kitterman to provide a unique, high-quality musical experience for young musicians in central Indiana. Under the direction of Ms. Kitterman, the New World Youth Orchestras grew in size, increased its performance and educational opportunities, and became an institution of artistic excellence in the state of Indiana. In its first year, NWYO was comprised of a single orchestra with an enrollment of 18. The organization has grown to be comprised of three, separate orchestras with an enrollment of approximately 220, serving young musicians from the ages of 8 to 18.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote all forms of Indian Classical dances. We produce pure Indian classical dance concerts and theater presentations that artfully combines multiple Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi and Yakshagana, with live orchestra. We find great pleasure in providing audiences of all demography and ages with a glimpse of India’s rich and vibrant culture. Please visit www.NrityaPriya.org for more details.
Partnerships for Lawrence
Partnerships for Lawrence (PFL) champions the arts in the city of Lawrence through arts programming and events. The Lawrence Art Center, PFL's largest project to date, is home to affordable art classes for all ages andabilities and free and family-friendly events.
Q Artistry is a non-profit collection of artists dedicated to enlightening, educating, and entertaining through original and reimagined productions, presentations and events by Indiana writers. With a special interest in nurturing and inspiring all art forms, Q Artistry strives to bring forth new endeavors while fully appreciating the talent and creative minds in front of and behind the curtain.
South Bend Museum of Art
The South Bend Museum of Art features a full spectrum of historical and contemporary art featured in five galleries. A wide range of artistic traditions are taught in our world-class art studios. Located inside the Century Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana, the SBMA is an architectural delight. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the museum occupies three levels in the northern wing of the building.
The South Bend Museum of Art affirms the enduring power of the visual arts to reflect and create community, engage minds, and nurture growth through exhibitions, collections and educational programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the SBMA has provided insight into the art, history and culture of the region and nation.
Since 1987, SBMA has been recognized as achieving the highest level of professional standards in the field, awarded accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Accreditation status must be renewed every 10 years and, in March of 2011, SBMA was awarded ongoing accreditation. Accreditation inspires museums to achieve a higher standard. It strengthens the field as a whole, as well as the museums that receive accreditation. The rigorous process leads to sustained organizational improvement and a clearer sense of purpose. Of the estimated 17,500 museums in the U.S., only 750 are accredited.
South Side Art League
The Southside Art League was conceived in 1963 then organized in 1964 as a non-profit organization with 59 Charter Members. In the early years members met in basements of churches and in the back room of the firehouse. In 1990 the property at 299 East Broadway was acquired, and has been the home of the Southside Art League ever since. Two historic buildings on the site were renovated for office, gallery and classroom space.
The smaller building houses the office and Gallery. This is where any member can display and sell their works. They only have to pay a small monthly fee and work in the Gallery one day a month. Each month an artist is featured for a solo show in the east room.
The pump house, the larger of the two buildings, houses classrooms used for regular art instruction as well as seminars and workshops. The building has four rooms, two upstairs and two down. The upstairs rooms are currently unfinished with plans for future renovation.
The Southside Art League has a Board of Directors and a current membership of around 200. The Southside Art League is self supporting. Funds come from individual memberships, corporate memberships, gallery dues and class and workshop fees. Each year the Southside Art League sponsors a Student Show, Member’s Show, National Abstract Show and Create Your Heart Out paint-out..
Instructional classes include oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, drawing, and portraiture. Workshops and demonstrations are also offered.
Speedway Arts Council
The mission of the Speedway Arts Council is to stimulate appreciation of the arts and enrich the cultural lives of Speedway residents and guests; encouraging a focused vision of the arts throughout the community.
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.
Stephen Sullivan- Pianist, Teacher, Composer, Acco...
I have been a Pianist, Composer, Accompanist, and Future Music Teacher and/or Director since I was playing music games as a toddler. I offer the following services:
Wedding and Party Piano Music
Original, commissioned Music
Teaching Piano Lessons
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.
Studio OTB (Outside the Box) is an arts program that supports collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities.
Studio OTB was created to provide an atmosphere where individuals of all ability levels can come and express themselves artistically. We believe in the potential of every human being and feel that art is an outlet, a career path, and something to be accessible to all.
Studio OTB is a community arts program that provides an atmosphere for all individuals to express, develop artistic skills, & discover new personal interests. We support collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities, and have an emphasis on art education & eco-friendly creativity.
Sugar Creek Art Center
Sugar Creek Art Center (SCAC) is open from 11:00-5:00 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (March-Dec.). Please join us for Culture @ the Creek opening art receptions every first Thursday of the month from 6:00- 8:30 pm. Our exhibition season runs from March through December. SCAC is closed during the months of January and February.
We embrace diversity of artistic expression, the creative process and community engagement. Currently SCAC represents both guest and resident studio artists who work in acrylic, oil, watercolor, rosemaling folk art, wood turning, digital photography, mixed media, jewelry, porcelain / stoneware ceramics, fiber, leather, marbled paper, linocut relief block and intaglio printing. Our facility houses working art studios and the Front Gallery, Textile Gallery, Artist of the Month Gallery, Upper Gallery and the SCAC Gift Shop featuring the work of many accomplished and recognized fine artists and craft artisans.
Also, join us for the Annual Western Boone H.S Show (WEBO) in May, the Annual Fall Art Market during the Festival of Turning Leaves in September and the Annual Holiday Art Market between Thanksgiving and Christmas where guests may brouse booths in our large event area. We encourage guest artists to exhibit with us. Please contact us if interested.
Our facility houses a caterer, “Nameless Catering”, working from our commercial kitchen. We have hosted family and school reunions, business conferences, celebration of life events, fashion style shows, community meetings and town chili suppers. We would love to show you our little corner of the world. Please contact us for tours and bookings!
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