Sep 16 2017
Art Squared

Art Squared

Presented by Fountain Square Arts Council at Fountain Square Plaza

MAKE ART. Calling all visual and writing artists to participate in the long running Masterpiece in a Day (MIAD) Artist Competition. Participating is easy (and FREE)! Bring your art supplies or your favorite pencil (or laptop). Interested artists should register by 9:00am at 924 Shelby Street and will have until 3:00pm to create their masterpiece in a day. Over $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place entries in both writing and visual art categories in 2017.


New this Year – Masterpiece in a Day for Youth

Next generation artists have an opportunity to showcase their talent in our first Youth competition.

Ages 12 and under will receive a certificate for participation and the top three entries, from youth ages 13-17, will receive free art supplies.


Masterpiece in a Day Visual Category, Ages 18 +

1st Prize $1000
2nd Prize $500
3rd Prize $250


Both categories will accept 2 dimensional entries which include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and most textiles.


Masterpiece in a Day Writing

1st – $300

2nd – $150

3rd – $50


Entries must be limited to less than 1000 words.  Computers/printers will be available (901 Shelby Street and at the library), but writers are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. All work must be revised into legible typed form. Writing must be completed during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Fountain Square area. Writers must submit two printed copies before 3:00 p.m. More formatting information will be provided on the day of the show.



BUY ART.   The Art Fair will feature local artists and community partners offering everything from paintings, pottery and sculptures to handcrafted jewelry, wearable art and…Fountain Square rocks.

You’ll find artisan crafted items for your home, your yard, your office, and those fun things you just have to have.  Over half of this year’s artists are new to the event. The Art Fair extends from the Pioneer Fountain Plaza on Virginia Ave. & Prospect Streets and will spill over into adjacent areas to spotlight new businesses and activities.


BE ART. Join the Art Parade starting at 5pm at 901 Shelby Street. Build a float, wear an outfit, play some music and make a statement. The rules are simple: whatever you do has to be family-friendly, and has to move along the entire parade route. And it doesn\’t cost a thing to participate, register to participate at


901 Block Party.  Join us for a neighborhood celebration hosted by the Southeast Center at 901 Shelby Street  to close out a full day of art.   Enjoy food, entertainment and the chance to get to know your neighbors in a casual setting.  Did we mention…it’s all free?

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2017/09/16 - 2017/09/16

Location Info

Fountain Square Plaza

Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN 46203