All-Star 2024

Welcoming the world to Indy

Indy Arts Council put the spotlight on Indiana artists during All-Star weekend in Indianapolis, February 16-18, 2024. We produced 87 public art activations, engaging more than 100 artists, curators, and creatives – and they were free for all to experience.  

This collaboration with our Arts & Culture Committee partners at Pacers Sports & Entertainment, GANGGANG, and Indiana Humanities showcased Indy’s strong ties between arts and sports for the weekend’s 190K visitors. 

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Centering local artists for All-Star

“Sports and arts have always been great teammates in Indianapolis, and we’re going to see that on full display during NBA All-Star 2024,” said Julie Goodman, Indy Arts Council President & CEO.

“Indy Arts Council is honored to partner with GANGGANG, Indiana Humanities, and the Arts & Culture Committee to center Indy’s incredible creative talent. Our team’s focus has been on large-scale public art activations that will inspire and engage all who visit Indy’s Home Court . We’re also excited for the ongoing impact some of these artworks will have through our Sidewalk Galleries program with the City of Indianapolis.”

  • 87
    public art activations
  • 100
    artists, curators, and creatives
  • 92%
    of artists based in central Indiana
  • 50%+
    of public art contacts supporting BIPOC artists
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Hoosier Historia

Indy Arts Council worked with Pacers Sports & Entertainment to commission 24 Indiana artists to depict 24 Indiana basketball stories on 5-ft diameter sculptures. During All-Star weekend, these life-size artworks were scattered around downtown event venues.

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Sidewalk Galleries

In partnership with the City of Indianapolis and downtown property owners, large-scale murals by Indianapolis artists decorate storefronts along the streets of “Indy’s Home Court”. 

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Street Art

The Sidewalk Galleries “Street Art” edition, curated by Josh Brinson (Bezol One) and Mike Graves, feature work by street and graffiti artists on the Pennsylvania and Delaware rail underpasses.

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Indianapolis Artsgarden Murals

Two temporary murals by Indianapolis artists Jingo M. de la Rosa and Jonathan Southern adorned the east and west facades of the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Both pieces pay tribute to Indiana’s unique love affair with the game of basketball.

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Light-Based and Pop-Up Art Activations

Downtown became “Indy’s Home Court,” transformed with immersive and interactive exhibits. Visitors experienced four light-based installations highlighting the excitement of basketball and three pop-up installations, including a ‘90s-inspired selfie station.

CURATORS and PROJECT MANAGERS

Public Art Activations

  • Julia Muney Moore
    Director of Public Art, Indy Arts Council
  • Kate Oberreich
    Artist Engagement Manager, Indy Arts Council
  • London Heist
    Public Art Apprentice, Indy Arts Council
  • Joanna Nixon
    Nixon Consulting
  • Josh Brinson
    aka Bezol One
  • Mike Graves
    Bridge Collective

Featured Artists

Hoosier Historia

  • Tasha Beckwith
  • JD Bills
  • Tiffany Black
  • Jourdain Brown
  • Christopher Catalogna
  • Matthew Cooper
  • Mirvia Sol Eckert
  • Gary Gee
  • Becky Hochhalter
  • Christina Hollering
  • Scott Johnson
  • Martin Kuntz
  • Niesha Lake
  • Shaunt'e Lewis
  • Felix “FLEX” Maldonado
  • Kwazar Martin
  • Travis Neal
  • Ashley Nora
  • Andre Parnell
  • Kyle Ragsdale
  • Lucie Rice
  • Mitchell Schuring
  • Kevin James Wilson
  • Koda Witsken

Featured Artists

Sidewalk Galleries

  • India Cruse-Griffin
  • Salma Taman
  • Liz Wierzbicki
  • Phyllicia Carr
  • Christina Hollering
  • Eric Stine
  • Jennifer Broemel
  • Brittany Murray
  • Denielle Mowery Hake
  • Amiah Mims
  • Faith Blackwell
  • Gürkan Maruf Mıhçı
  • Boxx the Artist
  • DeJuan Wortham
  • Scott Johnson
  • Gretchen Katner
  • Franklin Oliver
  • Rebecca Sauve
  • Dana Powell Smith
  • Taylor Bamgbose
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Kyng Rhodes
  • JD Bills
  • Maude Atlas Cottone
  • Ken Honeywell
  • Israel Solomon
  • Koda Witsken
  • Asli Narin
  • Gaby Mojica

Featured Artists

Street Art

  • Rob Bentley
  • Bezol One
  • Rafael Caro
  • Lucian Agape
  • Tylar Dickmeyer
  • Tusk 100
  • Mike Graves
  • Nathaniel Johnson
  • Slice
  • Ess McKee
  • RONLEWHORN
  • Holly Sims
  • Nick Abstract
  • Koda Witsken
  • Fitz

Featured Artists

Indianapolis Artsgarden Murals

  • Jingo M. de la Rosa
  • Jonathan Southern

Featured Artists

Light-Based and Pop-Up Art Activations

  • Innovative
  • Blockhouse Studios
  • Atelier Sisu
  • Fredrick Miller III
  • Gautam Rao
  • Christina Hollering

Featured photos

Photography

  • Abdul-Shaheed
  • Jennifer Bibbs
  • Jingo M. De La Rosa
    Artsgarden mural with artist courtesy of the artist

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