Public Art Bike Tours are back for Summer 2019!
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 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 will be installed starting June 2019.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to partner with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and create public art experiences for both residents and visitors. The project, called Indy Art & Seek, will feature more than 100 mini-installations of engaging and accessible public art along urban streets, as well as 6 large-scale installations in greenspaces throughout Indianapolis.
Artists will have the opportunity to submit their interest in creating either a small “intervention” or a large-scale installation. Calls for submissions are listed on our Artist Opportunities website.
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.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., have commissioned
Indianapolis artist Michael “ALKEMI” Jordan to create a mural for the Riverside neighborhood in
northwest Indianapolis. The mural will be painted under the I-65 overpass near the corner of
Clifton St. and Congress St.
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.
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 will take place from January 2018 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 http://www.arts.gov
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