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

ABOUT The Indianapolis Artsgarden

Indianapolis ArtsgardenOwned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden is a destination for arts and culture in the heart of downtown. The structure is a seven-story tall glass and steel icon over the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets. The Artsgarden presents more than 250 free and public performances each year, along with monthly visual arts exhibitions by central Indiana artists. It is also rented for private events, including weddings, corporate receptions, and nonprofit events, which support funding for public arts programming.

Cultural Concierge
The Indianapolis Artsgarden also serves as a visitor’s center that provides resources for arts and cultural activities throughout the city. The Cultural Concierge desk is stocked with brochures and performance schedules for many of the arts organizations and venues in Indianapolis. The desk is staffed Monday - Sunday during regular Circle Center mall hours to help visitors and residents plan their next art excursion.

Public Performances
The lunchtime music series, Garden Jams, presents a variety of genres and styles for public entertainment throughout the year. All are welcome to bring lunch and enjoy these casual one-hour performances. Special programming throughout the year includes Art & Soul: A Celebration of African American Art & Artists in Indiana in February, the Mistletoe Music Festival in November and December, an annual holiday music festival featuring performances by school bands and choirs, and National Poetry Month in April complete with poetry readings and partner exhibitions.

Visual Art Exhibitions
The Indianapolis Artsgarden has monthly visual arts exhibitions on display for public viewing. We curate shows from central Indiana emerging artists, student groups, and cultural and social organizations looking to share their artwork with the community.

Rental Events
The Indianapolis Artsgarden serves as a sophisticated venue for hundreds of private events, including corporate receptions, weddings, nonprofit events, press conferences, and more.



Indianapolis Artsgarden


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

Owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden is utilized as a performance venue that presents more than 250 concerts and community events per year. The Indianapolis Artsgarden’s unique architecture makes it a sophisticated location for hundreds of private events, corporate parties, press conferences, wedding receptions, and more. Proximity to restaurants, hotels, and entertainment means the venue is an ideal location for guests to discover the city.


Proximity to Hotels and the Convention Center:
This exceptional venue is convenient to Circle Centre Mall, Embassy Suites Indianapolis, Conrad Indianapolis, Hyatt Regency, Le Méridien, Omni Severin Hotel, and the Indiana Convention Center.

Technical and Audio-Visual Services:
Indianapolis Artsgarden staff is available to provide event management, technical support, and security to help your event run smoothly. The Artsgarden also offers extensive 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 exclusive 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 about hosting an even at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, download an information packet:

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

To receive discounted event rates, 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

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 Events

Situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden programs and hosts more than 250 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.

AG Calendar May 2017

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