FAQ's

Q: Is the general public allowed to walk through my event?
A: No. There is a public walkway that goes around the edge of the Artsgarden space, but the main floor and balcony are blocked off and only accessible to event guests.

Q: Can I have only a ceremony and not a reception?
A: The Indianapolis Artsgarden does offer space for a ceremony only. Wedding ceremonies at the Artsgarden have a flat fee of $2000, which includes chairs, A/V, security, and any tables needed.

Q: Can we host our ceremony rehearsal in the same space?
A: We offer complimentary space for your rehearsal should the space be available. Rehearsals are usually held the day prior to your wedding. Should your space be needed for a paying customer, a rehearsal can be offered on a different day or during public hours. Contact the Artsgarden staff to arrange.

Q: Is parking available for my guests?
A: Parking is available in a variety of garages in the area, the closest and most convenient parking garage is located off of Washington Street, as part of Circle Centre Mall. This garage is open 24 hours and takes credit cards.

Q: When can I set up?
A: Full set up begins 2-3 hours prior to your event. Our caterers place the tables, linens, and chairs in your rented space. Exact timing of set up is determined by timeline of events. Contact Artsgarden staff for more information.

Q: Can I place a hold on my event date?
A: Absolutely! You may place a hold on your date for 14 days. There is no fee to hold the space. Should a rental agreement and deposit not be signed and received within 14 days, the space will be released from the hold.

Q: Can I use whatever vendors I wish?
A: The Artsgarden's only exclusive vendors are the catering services. You are welcome to use any other vendors of your choice.

Q: Will I be required to sign a contract and supply insurance?
A: All renting parties will be required to sign a contract and put a deposit down in order to use the Artsgarden. Separate event insurance is required according to the Event Guidelines.

Q: Is security required for my event?
A: Yes. Security is an additional cost of $25 per hour for all events at the Artsgarden. We work with a private security company and will arrange for an officer for your event.

Q: How do I get liquor for my event?
A: All beverage arrangements shall be made through our catering partners for your event. Liquor brought in from other sources that is not pre-arranged through the catering service will be subject to confiscation.

Q: Are there smoking areas in the building?
A: The Artsgarden and surrounding spaces (Claypool Court, Circle Centre Mall) are all smoke-free environments. Guests may smoke outside as long as they are 50 ft. or more from the doors of the entrance.

Q: Does the Artsgarden provide audio/visual equipment and assistance?
A: All A/V equipment is included in your total rental costs. This includes sound, lighting, microphones, podium, a projector and screen, and more. A facility technician is $25 per hour, but is always included in the total rental cost.

Q: Great! Now is there a way to come look at the space?
A: Of course! Please call or e-mail the Artsgarden staff. We will provide you with a packet of information about the venue, pricing, and potential availability. We can be reached by e-mailing artsgarden@indyarts.org or by calling 317-624-7434.

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Situated in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden provides a venue for free, monthly visual exhibitions, and annually more than 300 live performances.

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Built in 1995, the Indianapolis Artsgarden hovers 17 feet above the intersection of Washington and Illinois streets and connects to the Embassy Suites complex, the Conrad Hotel, and Circle Centre Mall. It is linked by the indoor skywalk to the Hyatt Regency, Le Méridien, Omni, Westin, Marriott and the Indianapolis Convention Center. The Artsgarden is owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and houses the Cultural Concierge, a centralized source for arts calendars, free maps, visitor guides, and other information on Indianapolis arts and cultural events.

The unique facility is also available to rent for public and private events. Whether for non-profit organizations, corporate events, government functions, or wedding receptions and private parties; the seven-story-tall, glass-enclosed Artsgarden will make an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Artsgarden Cultural Concierge
Housed in the Artsgarden, the Artsgarden Cultural Concierge is your one-stop source for information and services for arts, cultural, and city attractions.

The Cultural Concierge staff will assist you with information, reservations, directions, and any other arts and culture questions you may have.

For the most up-to-date information, stop by or call the Artsgarden Cultural Concierge desk at (317) 624-2563.

Artsgarden hours:
Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, 12 - 6:30 pm

Artsgarden Cultural Concierge hours:
Monday through Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

 

 

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Rental

The Indianapolis Artsgarden is situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. A sleek glass and steel icon for the city, the Artsgarden is a seven-story tall, glass-enclosed structure that will make an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

A performance venue presenting more than 300 events per year, the space serves as a sophisticated location for hundreds of private events, corporate parties, press conferences, wedding receptions, and more.

Conveniences:

Proximity to Hotels and the Convention Center:
The Indianapolis Artsgarden hovers 17 feet above the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets; and connects to the Embassy Suites complex, the Conrad Hotel, and Circle Centre Mall. It is linked by the indoor skywalk to the Hyatt Regency, Le Méridien, Omni, Westin, Marriott, and the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Technical and Audio-Visual Services:
The Artsgarden offers extensive techinical and audio-visual services. Download the rental packet below, or call (317) 624-2565 for more details.

Convenient Catering:
Ritz Charles and Conrad Indianapolis are the preferred caterers of the Indianapolis Artsgarden. For catering information, please contact a Ritz Charles representative at (317) 846-9158, or visit them online at ritzcharles.com, or contact a Conrad Indianapolis representative at (317) 524-2507, or visit them online at celebrateconradindy.com.

For more information, download the icon Artsgarden Rental Packet

Fill out the form below to request more information about renting the Artsgarden for your event.

Proof of nonprofit status will be required. A Certificate of Insurance is required for all rentals.

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Performing & Exhibiting

With more than 300 live performances annually and monthly visual art exhibitions, the Indianapolis Artsgarden is a beautiful contemporary space for artists to connect with the community and share their talents.

If you are interested in performing or exhibiting in the Artsgarden please review the Artsgarden Performance and Exhibiton Guidelines and provide the following information to one of the contacts listed below:

  • Artist contact information
  • Artist statement or bio
  • Demo CD or video of performances for interested performers. (For performers with updated profiles in our database, submit a letter of interest.)
  • Video (for dance groups only)
  • Dates and locations of upcoming and/or previous performances or exhibitions

Submissions/Questions:
Performing artists -- Call (317) 624-2563 or send an e-mail to perf@indyarts.org.
Visual artists – Call (317) 631-3301 or send an e-mail to artistservices@indyarts.org.

Submit by mail:
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Attn: Artsgarden Director
924 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1021

Please note: Artsgarden performing and exhibiting opportunities are reserved primarily for professional artists. However, performance opportunities are available for non-professionals and community groups throughout the year. Call (317) 624-2563 for more information.

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Artsgarden Calendar

Situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden programs and hosts more than 300 free lunchtime concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.

Download this month's calendar below and join us today! 

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Artsgarden Cultural Concierge:
The Cultural Concierge is your one-stop source for information and services for arts, cultural, and other city attractions. The Cultural Concierge staff will assist you with event information, calendars, reservations, directions, and any other arts and culture questions you may have.
For the most up-to-date information, stop by or call the Cultural Concierge desk at (317) 624-2563.

Artsgarden Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm | Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

Cultural Concierge Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm | Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

The Artsgarden is also available to rent for public and private events. Visit our Rental page for more information.