The Button Show: Tiny Wearable Art

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First Friday: June 7, 6 - 9 pm

Join us as more than one thousand, 1 ¼ inch, original artwork buttons take over the walls of Gallery 924 for a unique, two month extended exhibition.

Buttons have long been a way American culture has shared ideas, passions, self-expression, and political views. The practice of using buttons for political messaging goes back to the first presidential campaign for George Washington. Since then, buttons have become much more than campaign tools. Buttons were co-opted in the 70s by the Punk Rock and New Wave music scenes and emerged as their own subculture in the early 1980s.

In Gallery 924, we have been doing our part to reinvigorate button culture by creating custom buttons for all of our exhibitions. This summer we turn it up a notch and ask artists to create original artworks to fit on a button. Various media, both 2D and 3D, various artists and styles, all tiny wearable self-expressive art! Everyone should be able to own (and sometimes wear) beautiful, powerful, provocative, meaningful, original artwork.

*Note: There will not be a Thursday event for this exhibition. The opening will take place on First Friday, June 7, from 6 - 9 pm. Due to the 4th of July holiday, Gallery 924 will not be open for a July First Friday reception. Instead, the show will conclude with a closing reception on Friday, July 19, from 5 - 7 pm. Patrons are welcome to pick up their purchased buttons during this time.

View the complete list of participating artists here.

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
CICF
Lilly
Jordan
Clowes Charitable Foundation