Beginning in 2016 to celebrate the 100th Running of the Indy500, we partnered with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to commission artists to create their own, unique Welcome Race Fans signs. In 2024, we will once again collaborate to create the greatest ART in racing.
Welcome Race Fans
In the month of May, Indianapolis is unmistakably preoccupied with black and white checkered flags, car culture imagery, and of course the ubiquitous Welcome Race Fans banners that boldly blanket the city everywhere from your neighbor’s front porch and the local cafe on up to the most upscale restaurants and hotels. At no other time is the city of Indianapolis so singularly focused on one event.
Welcome Race Fans is a collaborative project of Indy Arts Council and Indianapolis Motor Speedway to connect visual art and artists to the historic race.