Start with Art

Start with Art 2017


On September 1, the Arts Council of Indianapolis kicked off the fall arts season with the 31th annual Start with Art. Mandy Gonzalez, Star of Broadway’s Hamilton, performed an unforgettable set to an audience of nearly 1,000 enthusiastic and engaged arts and business leaders. Following an inspiring and hopeful message from Mayor Joe Hogsett, the Arts Council announced the 2018 Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellows and the Arts Journalism Fellows, and recognized the 10th round of Creative Renewal Fellows. The 2017 ARTI Award recipients were recognized for excellence in service to the Arts Community and the creation of a new artist grant, the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award, was announced. The luncheon event also included performances by Michael Beck and Brian Paulson, Young Actor’s Theater, Phoenix Rising, and Tindley Show Choir.
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Young Actors Theatre gets things kicked off at Start with Art


Arts Council President and CEO Dave Lawrence helps Raise our Voices

Dave Lawrence SWA 2017

Tindley Accelerated High School Choir with and unforgettable performance at Start with Art

Tindley SWA 2017

Mayor Joe Hogsett continues to be one of Indianapolis' biggest arts cheerleaders (and aspiring dancer!)

Hogsett SWA 2017

Phoenix Dance Company with an amazing performance on the Start with Art Stage

Phoenix SWA 2017

Guests mingle before Start with Art 2017

Guests SWA 2017

Guests at Start with Art 2017

Guests 2 SWA 2017

Arts Council Board Chair Krista Skidmore Raises our Profile

Krista SWA 2017

Nearly 1,000 business and arts professionals gather to support the arts in central Indiana

SWA2017 Crowd

Start with Art 2017

Title Sponsor

Schahet Hotels

Gold Sponsor

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation

Pricsilla Anderson Ferland

National Bank of Indianapolis
Conrad Indianapolis

Markeys Logo Med

Silver Sponsor
Eskenazi Health
Glick Family Foundation
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
MacAllister Machinery Company Inc.
Shiel Sexton
The Stutz Business Center & Van Riper Woodard Family Foundation

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation