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.
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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.
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.
Artist Robert Indiana says his world-famous LOVE image overshadowed all his other work. But now the artist’s first major retrospective could change that.
The town of Fishers is seeking proposals from Hoosier artists interested in an $8,000 gig creating a mural that will kick off a public art initiative in the suburban community.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority decided Friday morning to spend $105,000 on a new piece of public art by James Wille Faust. The authority created controversy in 2011 when it removed another piece by Faust from a prominent spot in the airport.