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.
Some Carmel residents want more input on public art choices
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.Read More
Light, video show on Circle to pay patriotic tribute nightly
The curtain is set to be raised on a nightly five-minute patriotic light and sound presentation that local officials say will cast Monument Circle in a whole new hue and could draw tens of thousands of people annually to the iconic landmark.Read More
Long-popular Fishers holiday light display moving to Conner Prairie
Reynolds Farm Equipment’s popular and massive holiday light display that’s long been a fixture outside its store at State Road 37 and 126th Street in Fishers is moving to Conner Prairie for the museum’s new Merry Prairie Holiday Festival.Read More
An artist known for her association with Taylor Swift and another who has been creating graffiti-inspired art since the 1980s are adding their talents to the $135 million second phase of the downtown mixed-use development.
The new owners, who recently acquired the 24-acre property, say they’ve already made some improvements to the four-screen outdoor theater, which has been in operation on the west side of Indianapolis since 1967.
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.
Established in 1997, Creative Works designs, makes and installs set pieces and props for a host of entertainment venues, including escape rooms, virtual reality and esports venues and indoor miniature golf courses.
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.
More than two years after vacating its base of operations in Fountain Square, the city’s museum dedicated to contemporary art has formalized its metamorphosis into a more nomadic organization.
The grant from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is designated to improve infrastructure such as bike paths and walking trails, add parking and bathrooms, and create an endowment for maintenance and new art commissions.
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.
After a conversation with a local arts group, Sanner realized the walls of his stores were a perfect “canvas”—so why not add murals to as many stores as possible?
The improvements are part of a masterplan that aims to bring hundreds of thousands more visitors to the complex, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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.
The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings by other artists that he owned to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home in Maine.
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.
IBJ interviewed Heartland Film Inc. President Craig Prater about the new event—and his tenure so far at Heartland, which he joined in 2016.
The Indy Shorts International Film Fest is scheduled for late July at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. It will exclusively feature films shorter than 40 minutes, including films that will be eligible for Academy Awards.
Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle and later relocated to Indianapolis, where he attended Arsenal Technical High School.