The Blue House
We want to help filmmakers and music makers to find success in the Indianapolis area by fostering an environment that supports artistic entrepreneurs. We are initially doing this by hosting film camps and music camps for young artists. On the final day of the camp we host a premiere night or listening party where our young artists get to sell their works and then split the profits among themselves. For arts to be viable, we believe it needs to be economically viable.
The art is where it starts for us. We are first creative. Creativity flows from the heart and is a form of deep expression. Though art is first a simple expression, we believe that as we hone our crafts we become more effective at reaching the world with what we hope to express. Though we certainly get better by spending time alone and practicing, we also get better by collaborating and learning with others who are also working to become better artists. We hope to help create the best music makers and film makers in the world, right here in the Indy area.
Though we support all of the arts, our focus is on the tech-enabled arts, specifically film and music. The world is consuming the arts through technology and we want to help our talented artists to use technology to propel their art and their message to our communities, our city, to our nation and our world.
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 Calligraphy Guild of Indiana
The Calligraphy Guild of Indiana is an organization of all skill levels that celebrates calligraphy, lettering, paper arts and bookmaking. We meet bi-monthly to share techniques, current projects, and demonstrations. We host several weekend workshops a year featuring well- known calligraphers, with both national and international reputations.
The Cole-Noble Art Gallery at Artistry
The newest member gallery in the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association is Cole Noble Gallery, 451 E. Market St., located in the Artistry, a new mixed-use apartment development. GK Rowe, creative director for Q7 Associates, a group that does marketing for Milhaus, the developer, pushed for an art gallery as an amenity for Artistry clientele. He recently enlisted IDADA and the Arts Council of Indianapolis to provide art and curatorial expertise of the shows, which will be quarterly.
The Hatch was designed by creative professionals to be a new, better way to work. A place where you are surrounded by inspiration and energized by the environment. It is ideal for freelancers, work-from-home professionals, on-the-go executives, entrepreneurs, creative professionals and small businesses. The Hatch is located in Broad Ripple, right in the heart of Indianapolis’ creative community. And there are no long-term leases – just monthly memberships. From designers to photographers, to bloggers and entrepreneurs, we celebrate creativity in all its many forms. Welcome to The Hatch.
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.
The Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis
We are an organization dedicated to bringing the Irish culture and arts to the Greater Indianapolis region. We offer classes to all ages and levels of experience in traditional Irish instruments, song, dance and language.
The Jazz Kitchen
The Jazz Kitchen opened its doors in 1994 as Indy’s premier destination for jazz and beyond. 2019 marks The Jazz Kitchen’s 25th Anniversary. Recognized as one of the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine, The Jazz Kitchen presents a wide variety of local, regional and international jazz artists in an intimate 140 seat supper club style venue. Past notable performers include Harry Connick Jr., Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Jane Monheit, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Cobham, Diane Schuur, John Scofield, Soulive, James Moody, David “Fathead” Newman and Dee Dee Bridgewater. The Jazz Kitchen menu is NOLA meets Midwest cuisine. A touch of the “Big Easy” represented by Satchmo’s Etouffee, Not-So-Cajun Chicken, ‘po boys and Crescent City Crab Cakes complementing midwest fresh-from-the butcher steaks, chops and burgers. In February 2009, the corporate partnership of The Jazz Kitchen and the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation took over production of the Indy Jazz Fest, an annual festival held in September.
The Master's Chorale of Central Indiana, Inc.
The Master's Chorale is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and performance of the great treasury of classical liturgical music. The repertoire includes secular and patriotic compositions. The chorale is available for festivals, special services and concert performances.
The New Harmony Project
In a community of professional and supportive people, The New Harmony Project seeks out and serves those writers and helps develop and promote those scripts that explore the human journey by offering hope and showing respect for the positive values of life. We will assay the integrity of the work by asking, “What does it do? Does it do it well?” Briefly, it should name, celebrate, honor and praise order in the midst of chaos; life in the midst of death; atonement in the midst of separating hatred; liberty in the midst of oppression; sacrifice in the midst of vanity; and spirit in the midst of corruption.
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 Propylaeum Historic Foundation
Founded in 1887 by May Wright Sewall, The Indianapolis Propylaeum was organized to encourage the cultural development of the women of the community and was originally built by the women stockholders on the property now occupied by the World War I Memorial. In 1923 it moved to its current location which was built 1890-92, continuing to serve as cultural beacon for the community. More recently it became a historic foundation to preserve the grand old mansion and property on North Delaware Street in the Old Northside. It still hosts cultural organizations and events open to the public, with memberships available.
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 Sanctuary features the work of internationally known American contemporary realist Nancy Noel, as well as a collection of African art. The gallery offers original paintings, limited and open edition prints, and giclées on canvas.
The Thompson Collection
The Thompson Collection offers fine art and framing focused on the American Impressionist Movement of 1900-1940 and light fixtures by Christina Spann.
The Vagabonds' Bridge Theatre Company
The Vagabonds' Bridge Theatre Company was created in June 2012 by a group of emerging theatre artists from the University of Indianapolis community with a common passion for artistic exploration and congenial collaboration. As a theatre company, we strive to reinvigorate our reverence for challenging, stirring, appealing theatre through new and published works.
The Village Child Performing Arts Center
The Village Child Performing Arts Center offers instruction in piano, violin, instrumental music, voice; TVC Learning & Life Enrichment Center offers classes in Spanish, English as a Second Language,and tutoring in reading, math;
The Warehouse is a multi-use entertainment and event venue in the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District. We’re a great place to catch a concert, attend a costume party, host an office reception, or even get married. Our space features a beautiful stage with state of the art audio quality, as well as a gallery, bar service, and catering prep. The Warehouse is perfect for your next small-medium size event!
The Warren Performing Arts Center
The Warren Performing Arts Center (WPAC) is a state-of-the-art complex located on the east side of Indianapolis. This impressive facility houses a nearly 1000-seat auditorium complemented by a black box Studio Theatre, classrooms and offices. Precise acoustics, unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating, ample free parking, and easy accessibility are just a few features that complete a total theatre experience.
Theatre at The Milk Building
Theatre at the Milk Building is housed in a nearly century-old former milk condensery in Lebanon that has been extensively renovated. The spacious, high-tech theatre offers a variety of amenities including a movie theatre style concession stand and has seen continued improvements throughout its ten-year history. Theatre at the Milk Building is known for its innovative staging of unique comedy, action and horror shows with highlights such as Epic Proportions (2004), What the Rabbi Saw (2005) and Dracula (2010). The theatre maintains a busy online presence on its website and on Facebook, where amusing pictures and stories from behind the scenes are regularly posted. (facebook.com/TheatreattheMilkBuilding)
Theatre Non Nobis
Theatre Non Nobis is a collaboration of theatrical artists who come together to give their gifts to God and present theatre that breaks out of the bonds of traditional Christian drama. The mission is to enlighten and touch the minds and spirits of audiences, and thus promote thought and discussion. The group seeks to find a new audience and a new vision of theatre while reaching out, opening minds, teaching, and learning.
Theatre on the Square
Theatre on the Square produces popular plays and musicals, local/world premieres of new and challenging works, late-night theatre, and young artists’ productions. Located in the heart of the Massachusetts Avenue Arts District, the theatre features a 130-seat stage and an intimate 60-seat stage.
Unity of Indianapolis
Ornament and Holiday gift fundraiser in memory of Ted Watson. for Unity of Indianapolis and the Damien Center
University of Indianapolis - Arts
The University of Indianapolis Arts holds over 200 music, theatre and visual art events each year in it's superb performance spaces housed in The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center and the newly remodeled Esch Hall. The majority of these events are free and open to the public or very reasonably priced / discounted to constantly encourage newcomers to experience the arts. The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center touts the superb Ruth Lilly Performance Hall for student, faculty and nationally recognized music events, while also housing an Art Gallery that holds exhibitions of local, regional and nationally accredited artists. In Esch Hall, The UIndy Theatre Department performs major mainstage productions in the 780 seat procenium Ransburg Auditorium and smaller, more intimate works in the three-quarter thrust black box studio theatre. Visit http://arts.uindy.edu for more information!
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.
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