ArtsPark Fall Festival 2021


The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for artists and artisans for its ARTSPARK Fall Festival. Saturday, October 9, from Noon-5 pm, the Art Center’s ARTSPARK will come alive with art activities, art, food, and more! We will feature artwork, wares, and artisanal goods from local and regional artists with one-of-a-kind work. Guests will be to participate in some paid and free art activities while enjoying a sampling of local artists and artisans, food trucks, local beer and a variety of wine for purchase!



  • Open to all artists over the age of 18.

Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion.

  • All artwork, wares, or artisanal goods* must be original and handmade by the artist(s).
  • All mediums are eligible.
  • Applications will be juried for acceptance by Indianapolis Art Center Staff.

*Artisanal goods is defined as items that are handmade but are not traditionally viewed as “Fine Art” such as: candles, wearables, personal care goods, home goods & food products.


Vendor Fee:

$100 vendor fee (Payable upon acceptance) - This includes a 12’x12’ space in ARTSPARK for booth setup


Event Timeline:

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 – Applications Due
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 – Artist Notifications Sent
  • Friday, September 24, 2021 – Vendor Fee Due
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 - Noon-5 pm - ARTSPARK Fall Festival


Click here to apply to ArtsPark Fall Festival 2021.






The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Throughlines. Throughlines is a juried exhibition featuring contemporary drawing – contemporary takes on a traditional technique. This exhibition will highlight the world of drawing today and the richness found in the wide variety of techniques, styles, and aesthetics involved. The Art Center is calling for entries from artists 18 or older working in any drawing related media in the United States. Work made with any drawing technique or work that utilizes drawing as a critical component are eligible.



Submission is open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion. All drawing-related mediums are eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space. Artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be larger than 10 feet in any direction.


Entry Fee/Images:

$25 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces. $5 for each additional piece submitted up to 15 pieces max.


Accepted Work:

The Indianapolis Art Center exhibitions staff reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work. All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition, December 17, 2021. All work must come ready to install/hang. For multi-media and other installations, artist should be available to assist with installation (to take place October 18, 2021 to October 29, 2021). All work may be offered for sale. The Art Center retains a 35% commission on all sales. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January October 4, 2021.



All artwork must arrive by Monday, October 18, 2021.


Artist is responsible for either hand-delivering or the shipping cost and insurance of the work while in transit. Work must be shipped in a reusable container and return shipping is also to be paid by the artist. Hand-delivered work may be dropped off beginning Monday, October 4, 2021.



Best in Show – $300.00

Two Best of Best runners-up will also be award $100 each


Exhibition Timeline:

-Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021 -Notification of Acceptance: October 4, 2021 -Work Delivery: October 4, 2021 – October 18, 2021 -Installation: October 18, 2021 – October 29, 2021 -Exhibition: November 1, 2021 – December 17, 2021


The Art Center is open:

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.


Click here to apply to Throughlines.


Indianapolis Art Center Exhibition General Application Guidelines


The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department accepts open proposals for gallery and ArtsPark exhibitions. Generally we are booking two years out or more. Proposals submitted from January 1 through May 31 will be reviewed in early summer. Any artist may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition.


Exhibitions Application Guidelines


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