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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.  

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Thanks 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.

2019 Summer Schedule

This summer we kick - off the series at the Schwitzer Gallery on the 2nd floor of the
 Circle City Industrial Complex in downtown Indianapolis. 

Wednesday, June 26 from 6-8pm at the Circle City Industrial Complex 
Register Here.


Full schedule to be announced soon featuring:  the Beer Garden at Newfields, Phoenix Rising Dance Studio (NEW location!) and Fonseca Theatre (New venue!)

NEW THIS YEAR! Listen In will bring together established, well known artists, arts administrators, curators, etc. for casual conversations. Listen in or join in....there's a lot to learn from those who have been working in the field for years....sit in on one of these conversations to hear another perspective.

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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.

More Meet Ups for Artists

The Geeky Press Writers Meet Up
Indiana Writers Center Happy Hour for Writers
Indy Literary Arts
Indy WordLab Meet Up

IndyFilm Meet Ups
Indiana Filmmakers Network, Inc.

Visual Artists
Indy Metalsmith Meet Ups
Art Speak


Special thanks to the Willard and Anne Levin Foundation for its ongoing support of artists in our community.




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Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation