Keep 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 (http://www.indyartandseek.com) , 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 (http://www.indyartandseek.com) 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 @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/84766251139
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 @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/84767474799
Friday, January 10, 2020, noon–1:00 p.m., live workshop on Facebook, no RSVP needed: https://www.facebook.com/IndyArtAndSeek/
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 @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/84769504871