Murals with Jiffy Lube

September 2019

The Arts Council is working with Jiffy Lube of Indiana in a partnership to commission murals for ten Central Indiana Jiffy Lube locations in 2018 and 2019.  The first murals were installed in October 2018; the next group was  installed starting June 2019.


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Indy Art & Seek

August 2019


 Art Seek Logo 01Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)  has received a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to partner with the Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI)  to create public art experiences for both residents and visitors.

The project, called Indy Art & Seek ( , will feature more than 100 new “interventions” of small-scale, engaging and accessible public art in all media in Indianapolis' neighborhoods, as well as six new, large-scale long-term installations in several of KIB’s new or legacy GreenSpaces. An interactive map and mobile app will guide participants through the experience, revealing locations and spaces that prior to the project may have little or no public art. It is hoped that Indy Art &
Seek will encourage neighborhood residents to see their surroundings in new ways, and will motivate local and community-based artists to use existing conditions as inspiration to create something fun, thoughtful, whimsical, or beautiful for people to find.

We are currently looking for artists  to create the small interventions The artists for the large-scale installations will be solicited separately.  Because the art interventions are place-based and should be consistent with the features and character of each place, ACI will focus on matching artists living or working local to the neighborhoods with opportunities to create installations. To learn more, attend one of the workshops listed below.

To apply to be a participating artist, click here.

We are also looking for neighborhoods interested in hosting interventions. Check to see if you are within the project boundary ( and apply here.

To participate as an artist OR as a neighborhood, apply by February 21, 2020.



Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:30–7:00 p.m. at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, 1029 E. Fletcher Ave., Suite 100. Limited free parking is available in KIB’s lot (please do not park in spaces reserved for FireEye Fitness) or along the street on Fletcher Avenue. A light dinner will be provided. RSVP @

Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, 924 N. Pennsylvania St. Limited free parking is available in the Lucille Raines Residence lot at 947 N. Pennsylvania and along the south side of St. Joseph Street east of Pennsylvania. Metered street parking is also available. A light dinner will be provided. RSVP @

Friday, January 10, 2020, noon–1:00 p.m., live workshop on Facebook, no RSVP needed:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Indianapolis Public Library, East 38th St. Branch, 5420 E. 38th St. Free parking is available, or take the #39 IndyGo bus. Snacks will be provided. RSVP @





Sculpture at Prospect Falls

December 2019

The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., have commissioned Indianapolis artist Jude Odell to create an artwork for the Twin Aire neighborhood in southeast Indianapolis, at a site near Prospect Falls along the Pleasant Run Trail. The artwork will be installed in spring 2019. The sculpture will form the centerpiece of a newly re-planted pocket park, creating a gateway to the neighborhood in advance of the Community Justice Center’s relocation to Twin Aire. Jude is a Twin Aire resident.


Mural at Riverside

December 2019

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In 2019, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., commissioned Indianapolis artist Michael “ALKEMI” Jordan to create a mural for the Riverside neighborhood in northwest Indianapolis. The mural was painted under the I-65 overpass near the corner of Clifton St. and Congress St.





Art at Indianapolis International Airport

July 2019

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.











High Art Billboard Project

September 2019

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The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Reagan 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. 



Indy East Art Peace

July 2019

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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) that happened from August 2017 through July 2019.

 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



Public Art for Neighborhoods Ordinance

October 2018

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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.



Downtown Indianapolis murals to promote racial justice

July 2020

In June 2020, artists turned windows and boarded-up storefronts in downtown Indianapolis into a community canvas, sharing their reflections on the May 25 death of George Floyd, who was killed while in the custody of Minneapolis police, and on the worldwide protests calling for racial justice.
The artists featured below were commissioned through a partnership between the Arts Council, St’ArtUp 317, PATTERN, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. and were paid for their work. They worked at the invitation of the business tenant and with the knowledge and permission of the property owner. Support for the project was also provided by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). 
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