EXHIBITIONS: The Art Center galleries connect the community with nationally-recognized exhibitions featuring the artwork of local, regional and national artists. Rotating exhibitions run throughout the year and are always free and open to the public.




Each year, the Indianapolis Art Center shows off our mission in action to the community with our Annual Faculty Show, giving the city an in-depth look at what we do as an organization in the studios, galleries and community.

This Annual Exhibition Series presents the work of our diverse and dedicated team of teaching artists, the accomplishments of our 79th Annual Student Show “Best Of” winners, and celebrates our 2017 Skip McKinney Faculty of the Year Fellow.

Annual Faculty Show

Get to know the teachers who facilitate our over 900 yearly programs and classes through this annual exhibition. From painting and glass to ceramics, mixed media, and drawing, this show features a vibrant cross section of the people who make the Art Center a place of creation, learning, and sharing: our faculty. Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery and Frank M. Basile Exhibition Hall

Student Show Best of Divisional Winners

This group exhibition displays the work of our four divisional prize winners from the 79th Annual Student Show: Marcia Stone (Beginning), Brad Wood (Intermediate), Connie Edwards (Advanced) and Tom Brown (Professional). Ruth Lilly Library

Best of Student Show: Jerome Steketee

Jerome Steketee presents a solo exhibition of his work as the 79th Annual Student Show’s “Best in Show” Winner. Sarah M. Hurt Gallery

2017 Skip McKinney Faculty Award Winner: Benjamin Johnson

2017 Skip McKinney Faculty Award Winner and Glass Studio Chair, Benjamin Johnson, reflects on his past year through an exhibition of new work. Allen W. Clowes Gallery






ArtsPark, designed by Hoosier native and world–renowned architect Michael Graves, brings art, artists and the community together through interactive sculptures in an open–air setting. Not bound by traditional ideas of art education, ArtsPark provides Studios and galleries without walls, creating a place where art and nature harmonize.


Experience ArtsPaark, 12 acres of interactive sculpture designed to stimulate all the senses. Meander through the varied landscape to uncover a palette of hues, fragrant vegetation, various textures, and sounds of wildlife. Explore a space designed for relaxation, reflection, and creation as the sun dances through the trees to create dappled patterns on the ground, soft flower petals are intertwined with rising sculptures. ArtsPark is your creative connection to culture, art and nature.

This natural creative playground showcases open-air studios developed for people of all ages and abilities to touch, play, create and grow. Discover the changing seasons, changing landscapes, and changing artwork, a place in an environment creative energy meets the forces of nature. More than 27 sculptures created by Indiana and internationally-known master artists adorn the landscape (download artist list).

ArtsPark is home to ongoing concerts, festivals, films, workshops, youth camps, art classes, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. The Indianapolis Art Center's ArtsPark is located in the heart of the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District along the Monon Trail and White River, where art, culture, commerce, entertainment, and recreation meet in this creative community–based park, planting and nurturing the seeds of creativity. Artspark was featured in the well-respected national architecture magazine, Landscape Architect.

ArtsPark is a dawn-to-dusk Studio and Studio space. No gates, no fences, no general admission charge.


The Indianapolis Art Center’s Faculty Gallery in the Basile Studio Shop is an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to our current faculty members as an opportunity to showcase their talents and sell work directly to the public. Featuring work made by the very teaching artists that lead our educational and outreach programs, the Faculty Gallery features a wide array of mediums and price points.


Monday-Friday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm