Buckingham Companies’ Library Square Development

June 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. 

Public Art Bike Tours

June 2017

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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. 

 

Collaboration with Kroger Co.

August 2017

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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. 

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

High Art Billboard Project

September 2016

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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. 

 

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.

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