Indy East Art Peace

November 2017

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What happens when you train a group of artists, community members, and police officers to work together to prevent crime and improve public safety in a neighborhood?  That’s what we’re finding out with Indy East Art Peace, a joint project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Near East Area Renewal (NEAR).

 Indy East Art Peace is currently seeking artist and resident participants to engage with the project.  Resident applicants must live in a Near Eastside neighborhood, and artist applicants must live in or work from a studio located on the Near Eastside.  Review the open calls and learn how to apply, here:

For artists:  (information session November 28application deadline December 18, 2017)

For residents:  (deadline December 6, 2017)

 This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.  To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit


For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (317) 631-3301 x240



Art at Indianapolis International Airport

November 2017


The Arts Council of Indianapolis manages the temporary exhibition program at Indianapolis International Airport in partnership with the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Click the photo to learn what's on view now.









Buckingham Companies’ Library Square Development

November 2017

Buckingham Companies’ Library Square Development

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assisting local developer Buckingham Companies with public art for their residential development just north of Central Library. Dubbed “Library Square,” the development will incorporate several newly-commissioned projects. 

Artists are sought for two large wall-based artworks. Visit our Artist Opportunities listing for more information. Application deadline is December 22, 2017.



High Art Billboard Project

September 2017

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The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Fairway Outdoor, has developed an ongoing city-wide public art project. The project displays 10 works of art by Indiana artists, on Fairway billboards around the city on a rotating basis. 



Sculpture at Community Caring & Sharing

November 2017

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The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., has commissioned Indianapolis, IN artists Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley to create an artwork for a new pocket park planned for a vacant lot next to the Community Caring & Sharing Center in the Mars Hill neighborhood.



Public Art for Neighborhoods Ordinance

March 2017

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City-County Council Proposal 16-001 calls for the implementation of a Public Art for Neighborhoods program and a Public Art for Neighborhoods Fund to finance it.  The proposal, with amendments added, passed the City-County Council’s Community Affairs and Education Committee on April 27, 2016 by a 6-1 vote and passed the full City-County Council on May 9 by a 17-7 vote.  It was signed by Mayor Hogsett on May 12, 2016. The program is actively in development.

Public Art for Neighborhoods is an exciting new opportunity to get more art in front of more people.  Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Arts Council office at (317) 631-3301 to speak to someone directly.

Pictured: McCord Park Sundial



Streetcorner Canvases

March 2016

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The Streetcorner Canvases program enables Indianapolis' neighborhoods to express their identity and beautify their streets.

Left: Artwork by Mark Tourney at Morris & Division Streets, 2015.  Right: Artwork by Olivia Waltz at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, 2015.



Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission