ArtSparkle Chroma—Historical Influences, What to Wear, Party Preview

  ArtSparkle carries a tradition for flair and quirky aesthetics, so when planning this year’s end-of-summer party, we thoughtfully considered how to evolve the concept in a way that complements the upcoming Fall Exhibition Opening. Sticking to the theme of Chroma—the intensity of color, and namesake of the upcoming exhibition’s title—we aim to strike a chord with the fashion conscious crowds who flock to this annual extravaganza.  Continue reading

Broad Ripple Art Fair: Food & Drink Explored

No street fair is complete without mouthwatering eats and treats, and this year’s OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is no exception. Sourcing community-favorite restaurants with respectably delicious menus, the BRAF seeks to deliver a tasty experience to complement visitors’ and enthusiasts’ hunt for their next favorite piece of art.  Continue reading

Let’s Kick the Beat—The Performances of the Broad Ripple Art Fair

  Artists of all kind participate in the Broad Ripple Art Fair, and luckily for your entertainment pleasure we have a jam-packed lineup of skillful performers. While the focus of the weekend is on supporting visual artists’ successful exposure and sales of their wares, an equally important aspect of the experience is coming together as a community to enjoy and support talented musicians, dancers, and entertainers from the region. We take pride in selecting a wide-ranging spectrum of musical and choreographed acts.   Continue reading

Bringing a Piece of the Art Fair to a Downtown Skyscraper

Springtime is a season of creative renewal. Early-season rain showers give way to colorful blooms and flowering trees. Then in mid-May in Indy, springtime pops in unexpected ways as hundreds of local artists present their work at the annual OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair.      Continue reading

Broad Ripple Art Fair: A Mission to Support Art and Artists

A Mission to Support Art and Artists, Previewing BRAF 2019 True to its mission, the Indianapolis Art Center puts talented artists front and center for the 49th Annual OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair, soon to be visited by thousands of eager art enthusiasts. Bringing local, regional, and national work to the neighborhood, this year’s artists hail from all parts of the United States and specialize in nearly any medium you can imagine (and some that you can’t). Continue reading

And the 2018 Skip McKinney Faculty Award goes to...Dan Fifer!

  A speechless and elated Dan Fifer rose from his seat on October 24 to accept the 2018 Skip McKinney Faculty Award. Fifer is an Indianapolis local and Hoosier native, growing up in Naptown and becoming interested in the arts during elementary school. Self-describing himself as someone who, when he grew up wanted to be an artist and a “weirdo.” He is now the Indianapolis Art Center’s Studio Chair of Printmaking, Photography, and Digital Arts.   Continue reading