A mural honoring Indianapolis native Marshall “Major” Taylor, the first Black world champion cyclist, will begin going up in mid-May on a downtown building a block from Monument Circle, the Arts Council of Indianapolis said Monday.
Two major public art installations announced for Gainbridge Fieldhouse plaza
A $28.5 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant will provide funding for plaza amenities including sculptures by Honduras-based artist Herman Mejia, a community basketball court/ice rink and public restrooms.Read More
10 years later, arts leaders assess the significance of Super Bowl murals
On the 10th anniversary of the “46 for XLVI” project, the Indy Arts Council is talking with artists, building owners and the public to determine what’s next for the murals.Read More
New art gallery in Indianapolis International Airport features local artists
The new art gallery is an expansion of the airport’s existing arts program, which was launched when the new terminal opened in 2008.Read More
Indy Art & Seek project brings local art to neighborhoods citywide
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis have teamed up with 72 local artists for a project that has put 107 pieces of art on temporary display all over town.Read More
The public arts project, funded with a $674,520 grant from Lilly Endowment and organized by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, features 100 mini-installations, performances, literary pieces and individual artworks along urban streets.
The latest in a series of art installations in Carmel’s roundabouts has reinvigorated the debate over the city’s public art—and whether residents should have a direct say in its procurement.
Plans are underway to build a national Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.—and the effort has Hoosier fingerprints all over it.
Indy Art & Seek is a collaboration between the arts council and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Funded with a $674,520 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., the program will commission artists to create six large-scale, permanent installations in green spaces around the city, along with 100 smaller, temporary installations.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. officials announced Wednesday that they’ve raised enough money to keep a popular electronic piece of public art in operation for years to come.
If successful, the Keep Ann Dancing fundraising campaign, announced Thursday morning, will pay for hardware and technology upgrades and a maintenance fund for Ann Dancing by British artist Julian Opie.
The African-American cyclist—who took the world by storm at the turn of the 20th century is finally receiving the national admiration he never garnered while alive.
A new, $4.3 million Lilly Endowment grant is poised to spark the transformation of a one-mile stretch of East 10th Street into a hotbed for the arts.
Circle to get $8M boost for patriotic light show as Lilly Endowment doles out $50M in special grants
The endowment said Wednesday it would fund 17 ideas across the city as part of its one-time Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation program.
In Indianapolis, the task of monitoring and advocating for public art falls largely to the Arts Council of Indianapolis. It's a private not-for-profit, though its funding includes an annual $1 million allocation from the city.
Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle and later relocated to Indianapolis, where he attended Arsenal Technical High School.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail was supposed to be a nice city amenity and promote a healthy lifestyle among downtown residents and visitors. But it’s become much more.
It’s a nice surprise—especially for those caught up in the current wave of coffee-mania—to find coffeepots in a museum. The contemporary design wing of the Indianapolis Museum of Art has several in its collection.
A similar measure was vetoed by former Mayor Greg Ballard last year, but this one is likely to stick.
Original works from 33 artists will be on display at businesses and community centers throughout the city as well as at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until the race.
Plans for the Indiana Bicentennial Plaza were released Wednesday morning. The projects calls for the installation of two art pieces on the grounds of the Indiana Government Center complex.
Museum officials estimate the statue, which they hope to unveil as part of Indiana's bicentennial celebration in 2016 and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Riley's death, will cost $40,000 to $45,000.
The local arts group is planning on beefing up its projects and collaborations with artists.