The Indianapolis Artsgarden, owned and operated by Indy Arts Council, has been a destination for arts and culture events in the heart of downtown for over 25 years.
FLAVA FRESH XIX
July 8 - August 19, 2022
FLAVA FRESH ! is a multiple exhibition series featuring local and regional artists including aspiring beginners, emerging, and established professionals who practice in a diverse variety of disciplines and genres. This year's FLAVA FRESH ! series kicks off at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Friday, July 8.
Please note that exhibitions may not be on view during private events.
Lepidoptera was created by Indianapolis-based artist Shamira Wilson to celebrate the Artsgarden’s 25th anniversary.
NEW! COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATES
With COVID cases declining in Marion County, masks are optional for visitors to the Artsgarden, but encouraged in areas where social distancing is not possible. Indy Arts Council staff will continue to wear masks as a precautionary measure.
Owned 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.
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 Centre mall hours to help visitors and residents plan their next art excursion.
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.
The Indianapolis Artsgarden serves as a sophisticated venue for hundreds of private events, including corporate receptions, weddings, nonprofit events, press conferences, and more.