We’re beginning a conversation that doesn’t assume that economics and creativity live in separate worlds. On the contrary, any successful businessperson will tell you that creativity is essential to success.
Ten entertainment and dining debuts on deck for 2024
Broadway shows, a music festival and surrealism at the Lume are new attractions planned for Indianapolis in the new year.Read More
Walker Legacy Center to start endowment with proceeds from real estate sales
The sale of Walker Plaza, which was built in 1989, also clears the way for the center’s leadership to usher in a new plan for the Legacy Center, which is expected to focus on further educating the public about C.J. Walker and her work as a businesswoman and prominent figure in Indianapolis in the early 1900s.Read More
In new memoir, drummer Freda Love Smith seeks high notes of quitting
Smith, who grew up in rural Monroe County and made her mark on 1980s college rock as the drummer in Boston’s Blake Babies, will read from her new book “I Quit Everything” during a Sept. 14 event at the Melody Inn.Read More
‘Grown-up’ Butter fine art fair expecting 10,000 attendees at the Stutz
The third annual Butter fine art fair has a director for the first time, a role made necessary by the event’s growing reputation, bigger physical footprint and its growing attendance.Read More
The Associated Press reached out to colleagues around the world for terms that emerged this year and seized or crystalized the popular mood.
Colette Pierce Burnette was hired in mid-2022 to help ease a race-related controversy that involved her predecessor. A press release issued Friday by Newfields gave no reason for her departure.
Lobyn Hamilton prepared six music-themed “flag” collages for a Newfields exhibition titled “What I Have You Have.”
She first gained public notice as a piano soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at age 12. She later endured the tragic deaths of both her father and her husband Frank McKinney Jr. in separate airplane crashes.
The massive overhaul of the 47-year-old museum will require a closure of nearly a year-and-a-half, officials announced Tuesday morning.
The author of sci-fi and fantasy novels was hired by Marvel Comics and publisher Smart Pop to write “Black Panther: T’Challa Declassified,” scheduled to publish in January.
William Powell, a longtime business leader and arts management consultant in Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, has been appointed to lead the not-for-profit organization for the rest of 2023.
“Wes Bound,” scheduled to premiere Feb. 26 on Bloomington public television station WTIU-TV Channel 30, is a centennial tribute to Montgomery, who was born on March 6, 1923
Indianapolis native Adrian Matejka wrote the text for the graphic novel, which can be viewed as a companion to “The Big Smoke,” his award-winning 2013 poetry collection inspired by Johnson.
Vocalist-bass player Esperanza Spalding and pianist Fred Hersch will play a pair of sold-out shows Jan. 8 at the Cabaret.
Critics group gives special Indiana award to Joshua Hull, who co-wrote the screenplay of horror film ‘Glorious.’
Indianapolis-based art historian Sarah Urist Green is part of the curatorial team for Butter fine art fair, scheduled Sept. 1-4 at the Stutz.
Books written by Ashley C. Ford, Adrian Matejka, Leah Johnson and Tamara Winfrey-Harris highlight contenders for Indiana Authors Awards.
The $6 million upgrade of the Eiteljorg’ second floor exhibition space focuses on themes of Relation, Continuation and Innovation.
Indianapolis artist Tasha Beckwith is set to paint a mural to celebrate the legacy of entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, who built a hair-care product empire and became known as the “first self-made female millionaire” in the United States.
During the past 20 years, several local festivals have come and gone. But WonderRoad planners say it has a reasonable shot at selling its first-year goal of 15,000 tickets.
The museum’s annual meeting included the Indianapolis debut of the incoming CEO, the unveiling of what’s next for the Lume and an update on #BlackLivesMatter muralists.
Plus, see IBJ arts reporter Dave Lindquist’s picks for can’t-miss shows at a variety of area venues.