Artist Meet-ups

The Arts Council of Indianapolis works with various partners to create programs that help build and strengthen our professional artist community. Artist Industry Nights brings together artists of all disciplines and experience levels to network, socialize, collaborate, and connect.  

Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at The Cabaret for the first Artist Industry Night of 2022. Our theme is “Renewal,” and we invite you to reconnect with other artists while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music. 

While you're here, you can learn more about the Indy Arts Council's 2022-2023 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships, funded by the Lilly Endowment, which grants $10,000 each to 40 central Indiana artists in need of a creative refresh. We'll answer any questions you may have about applications, which are open now through July 17. You can learn more here.

This event is FREE, but we encourage you to register. 

Save the Date for our next Artist Industry Night:
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20,
at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.
(Registration information coming in July)


Artist Quote2 01Thanks to a generous donor to our Artist Services program, the Artist Industry Nights events are free and open to all professional and aspiring artists in central Indiana. Literary, performing, and visual artists are all encouraged to attend and help us "cross-pollinate" the Indy artist community. You may just meet your next collaborative partner or your mentor!

For each event, the Arts Council will partner with a different organization or venue to bring together the most diverse and interesting group of artists for drinks, nibbles, and conversation. This is not a meeting so don't worry about coming in late and please, come as you are. All artists are welcome.


Watch the Artist Opportunities E-news to see the new schedule once it is announced. Sign up for the enews here.

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2016: Gallery 924 at the Arts Council, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Metonymy Media.

2017: Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis Art Center, The Tube Factory, Indy Convergence, Grove Haus and Musical Family Tree, Amaco Brent Ceramics, and Cat Head Press.

2018: Gallery 924 at the Arts Council, The Cabaret, Phoenix Rising Dance Studio, Newfields, The District Theatre.

2019: Circle City Industrial Complex (June 26), The Jazz Kitchen (July 23), Newfields (August 13), Storage Space Gallery (August 19), Phoenix Rising Dance Studio, Fonseca Theatre.

2022: The Cabaret (June 23), Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (July 20)... check back for more!

More Meet Ups for Artists

Indy Music Socials

Indiana Writers Center Happy Hour for Writers

Indy Literary Arts

Indy WordLab Meet Up

Central Indiana Filmmakers/CIFilm Group 

Indy Filmmaking and Youtube

Indiana Filmmakers Network, Inc.

Visual Artists
Indy Metalsmith Meet Ups

Art Speak

Indy Webcomics Group




Special thanks to the Willard and Anne Levin Foundation for its ongoing support of this program and others that affect artists in our community.




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