The Anderson Center for the Arts
The Anderson Center for the Arts is a community center whose primary purpose is to promote an understanding & appreciation of the visual arts through programs, exhibitions & a permanent collection.
A premier nightlife destination, The Cabaret features a dynamic range of captivating artists in a uniquely intimate and sophisticated setting. Performers shatter the fourth wall, divulging anecdotes and stories as they take you on a musical journey. Savoring a classic cocktail or lite bite is encouraged, so join us and settle in for a world-class nightlife experience.
Past performers at The Cabaret include: Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife), Jane Lynch (Annie, GLEE), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, Rent, The Good Wife), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes, Wicked), Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), Sam Harris (Star Search), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee) and Liz Callaway (Baby, Cats) among others.
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm, and 2pm-4pm on days with a performance.
The Indianapolis Opera
The Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company serving the state of Indiana. Over a 40-year history the company has inspired nearly one million audience members with more than 130 productions of the standard and contemporary repertory. The company has built a solid reputation as a regional opera company dedicated to presenting American opera with over 14 different operas featuring composers such as Argento, Bernstein, Floyd, Gershwin, Hoiby, Leigh, Menotti, Moore, Stravinsky, Ward, and Weill. Young professional artists appearing with the Indianapolis Opera have gone on to international careers in the world’s major opera houses including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Bastille, La Scala, and many more. The Indianapolis Opera provides a needed outlet for local artists in supporting and chorus roles as well as artisans practicing the art of stagecraft.
The educational programs of the Indianapolis Opera reach approximately thirty thousand students annually throughout Indiana and Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. With a commitment to training young artists, the Indianapolis Opera has played an active role in developing the careers of artists and stage directors.
As a producer of opera, the world’s first multimedia art-form, the Indianapolis Opera has led the way in the Hoosier State consistently delivering a professional product that engages, inspires, and educates the community while simultaneously providing a creative outlet for artists and an economic engine for hundreds of individuals.
At the Indianapolis Opera our core artistic beliefs propel us toward striving for artistic excellence. We believe that the highest and best form of artistic expression begins with the human voice. It is this voice, expressed either singularly or united with others that have the power to inspire the kind of creativity and innovation that is so vital to our community. We believe that the stage should be a forum for communication and engagement, not just entertainment. Finally, it is through the act of musical storytelling that our collective humanity is expressed and defined for generations to come.
At this moment, the Indianapolis Opera is focused on continually reaching new audiences, communicating the profound beauty of the human voice, inspiring the next generation of students in our schools, and creating a home for creative voices at the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center. Being excellent community stewards of the artistic, educational, and financial resources entrusted to us is our utmost goal.
The Indy Artists' Peace Project
Community group promoting peace, non violence and social justice through the arts.
The Indy Artists' Peace Project (IAPP) is an organization dedicated to promoting peace & social justice in creative, unexpected ways through the creative arts (music, poetry, storytelling, dance, etc.) Several times a year the IAPP organizes and sponsors live "Peace Concert" events, poetry readings, film screenings, roundtable discussions, etc
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.
The Sacred Dance Institute
The ministries of The Sacred Dance Institute, Ruwach… Pneuma (1st & 2nd Companies), and ROGG: (Reflection of God’s Glory), exists to create an atmosphere of worship unto God during worship occasions and beyond. This ministry embodies spirituality, praise, worship, and a believer’s relationship with God, as well as the physical expression of these characteristics.
Our Mission is to eradicate the apostate and extra curricular spirit within praise and worship present in Christian Dance, by gathering, equipping, enlightening and unleashing God’s people in the multifaceted biblical experiences of Worship, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance to Dance.
The Urban Patch’s goal is to make the American inner city better.America’s inner cities have had years of disinvestment and neglect. This resulted in a high incidence of vacant property, depressed property values and foreclosures, and numerous other issues. As communities like these in Indianapolis (and nationally) move forward and revitalize, we believe it is important that they do so with a careful balance of economic, social and environmental and plaacemaking considerations. Community art and festivals and events are a vital part of this placemaking. We Urban Patch takes an incremental and resourceful approach to neighborhood development and urban design. Each step includes an aspect that takes on the built fabric of the city (the urban) and in parallel an aspect that addresses the environmental fabric of the city (the patch) while incorporating both into the social, economic and cultural dynamics and considerations that are necessary for a successful and resilient urban community.
Young Actors Theatre
Young Actors Theatre creates theatrical opportunities that instill confidence, creativity, and discipline in youth. Our vision is to empower life.
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