The famous Public Art Bike Tours are back for Summer 2017!
The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with ActiveIndy Tours, is again hosting its popular series of public art bike tours this spring and summer. The tours will stop at about 40 works of public art, and are easily accessible from downtown Indianapolis. Participants in the casually paced bike tours will be guided by experts from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, who will share stories about the murals, sculptures, buildings, monuments, and other pieces of art that adorn the city.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is pleased to partner with Indy Parks to host two sculptures at the Garfield Park Arts Center from April 2017 - April 2018.
William Denton Ray, Color Me Fishers, 2016.
In 2016, The Arts Council helped Kroger commission two murals for their newest stores in Fishers and Greenwood, and helped with the purchase of a sculpture for their new Franklin store. We are pleased to again partner with Kroger Co. this year on the creation of a mural for a new store in Franklin Township.
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.
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.
Pictured: McCord Park Sundial
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.
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.