Programs:Artsgarden Public Events & Exhibitions

Public Events and Exhibitions at the Artsgarden

Situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Artsgarden hosts free concerts and exhibitions throughout the year. Owned and operated by Indy Arts Council, 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 free and public performances each year, along with visual arts exhibitions by central Indiana artists.

ARTSGARDEN SUMMER SESSIONS

Artsgarden Public Events & Exhibitions

Celebrate the arrival of summer as talented local jazz, hip hop, classical, and experimental artists breathe vibrant energy into the Indianapolis Artsgarden. All performances are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Circle Centre Mall garages. 

Artsgarden Public Events & Exhibitions

JUNE SCHEDULE

INSTRUMENTAL INDY
12 – 1 p.m.

June 6 | Eric Salazar & Li-Wen Weng Duo

June 13the project acre

June 20 | Forward Motion

June 26 | Premium Blend Duo

 

MELANGE
6 – 8 p.m.

June 12Mélange Ensemble

ART & SOUL SUNDAYS

Artsgarden Public Events & Exhibitions

Since 1996, the Art & Soul festival has kicked off Black History Month in Indianapolis, but now this celebration of Black culture and creativity is going year-round.

Come to the Indianapolis Artsgarden for Art & Soul Sundays, a time for everyone to come together for soulful music and dance and get their week started. All events are free and family friendly. Parking is available in the Circle Centre Mall garages. 

Artsgarden Public Events & Exhibitions

2024 SCHEDULE

Sundays | 3 – 4 p.m.

June 16 | PsyWrn Simone (2021 Featured Artist)

July 7 | Brandon Douthitt (2023 Featured Artist)

August 4 | Penny English 

September 8 | Witherspoon Choir & Friends

October 6 | Jeremy Larnel Thompson 

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COMING SOON

Gary Gee: Hip Hop Anthology V

Wednesdays | 4 – 6 p.m.

August 7

August 14

August 21

August 28

Koi Tran: Break Dance Festival

August 15 | Workshop Day
2 – 10 p.m. 

August 16 | Break Dance Battle
4 – 11 p.m. 

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Christopher Pitts & Emma Hedrick

Tuesdays | 7 – 8 p.m.
Weekly jazz concerts and jam sessions.

August 13

August 20

September 10

September 17 

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Eduardo Luna & Arte Mexicano en Indiana

Performances and an art exhibition honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Dates coming soon!

Past Events and Exhibitions

  • Spring Sing

  • Identidad, Dreams, y Marchas

  • The Garden Sessions

  • Art & Soul featured Artist Exhibition

  • Art & Soul Celebration and Wes Montgomery Tribute

  • Mistletoe Music Festival

APRIL 2024

Spring Sing welcomed the spring season with local and regional school choirs, bands, and orchestras at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Spring Sing is an annual event that showcases the talent of school music groups from in and around Indy. All performances are free and open to the public.

SEPT 10 - NOV 3, 2023

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Arte Mexicano en Indiana & Red Global MX Crossroads present an art exhibition featuring works by established, emerging and young Mexican and Mexican-American and
Latina/o/e/x artists, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

The artwork on display is inspired by cultural Identity, the immigrant Dream and Marches (Social Justice).

Featured artists:
Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Judith Flores, Hector Del Campo, Jon Angulo, Mary Mindiola, Frances A. Ruiz, Daniela Cardenas, Alejandra Carrillo, Joy Hernandez, Jazlyn Gomez, Edgar Garcia, Hector Morales, Samuel Peñaloza, Polin MB, Juan Gabriel Tiscareño, Billy Rios Aguilar, Jackie Espinoza, Cuauhtemoc Campos, Gabriela Lopez, Eduardo Robledo, Valadezza, Daniela Cardenas-Cisneros, Peter Julian, Daniela Martín del Campo, Dayra Flores

JULY - OCT 2023

Need a mid-afternoon change of scenery? Take a seat at one of the cafe tables to recharge or get some work done while enjoying live music.

The new series–curated by Drew Kincius, CEO/founder of Sprintable–continues through the fall. Expect raw performances and honest conversations with local artists in a vibrant setting.

FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 23, 2023

Come experience the dynamic work of Jamichael Kyng Pollard. Pollard is the founder and owner of KyngPen Art. He specializes in portraits, using colored pencils, and acrylic and oil paints. Along with his work as a portrait and tattoo artist, he creates live paintings and does face painting at events.

Pollard’s artwork has been featured in multiple solo and group exhibits, from 2019’s FLAVA FRESH 16 ! to the 2022 Kyngdom Art Show. Pollard is also a substitute art teacher and works with children and adults. Follow him on Instagram @kyngpenart and @kyngpenart_tattoos or visit his website.

Pollard’s work is also on display at Gallery 924 until March 23. Both shows are curated by D. Del Reverda-Jennings of FLAVA FRESH !.

FEBRUARY 25, 2023

For 27 years, the Art & Soul festival has honored Black culture and creativity in Indianapolis. This year’s finale celebration will kick off with a Rob Dixon-led tribute to Indianapolis native Wes Montgomery, the late, legendary jazz guitarist who would have turned 100 in March, and showcase the four 2023 Featured Artists.

You can also catch performances by a dozen local musical artists, from Damon Karl (who has opened for Babyface and Ashante) to Staci McCrackin (lead singer of The Flying Toasters and a backup singer in Jim Irsay’s all-star band). Plus: An art exhibition and live painting.

NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 15, 2022

Celebrate the holiday season with local and regional school choirs, bands, and orchestras at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Mistletoe Music Festival is an annual event that showcases the talent of school music groups from in and around Indy. It’s a holiday extravaganza you won’t want to miss. All performances are free and open to the public.

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