Winter Fest Art Sale

Deadline: Sunday, November 18, 2018 by 6 PM

The 2018 Winter Art Sale is a NEW take on a classic Art Center event. This year on December 1 & 2 our galleries will be transformed into an indoor artisan sale where students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity in selling their artwork, wares and artisanal goods to the Indianapolis community. Guests will be invited to spend the two days shopping, decorating cookies, playing games and enjoying warm drinks by the Ruth Lilly Library fireplace.


The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for participation from students, faculty and staff to sell their artwork, wares and artisanal goods in a Winter Fest Art Sale that will take place throughout all of the Indianapolis Art Center galleries. This Winter Fest Art Sale will take place in-between the 2018 Annual Faculty Show and the 2018 Annual Student Show. The Frank M. Basile Exhibition Hall, Churchman-Fehsenfeld, Clowes and Hurt Galleries will be uninstalled to open up the space for participants. The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for participants selling any works, wares or artisanal goods that are handmade by them. All mediums and crafts are welcome and could include anything from paintings & ceramics to greeting cards & handmade personal care items. This sale is non-competitive and non-juried. Participants will be required to complete the application form and submit with payment of booth fee to reserve their space.

Winter Fest Art Sale Application

Pushing Paper: A Juried Group Exhibition

Deadline: December 3, 2018

The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in the Midwest for a “Pushing Paper” – A national juried exhibition focusing on new and innovative artwork made of, on, or about all things paper-based. Cash awards total $4,000.00. This show ONLY ACCEPTS two entries per artist or artist team. The show will be juried by Kyle Herrington, Director of Exhibitions and Events at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Pushing Paper Application

Student Show


Our Annual Student Show is the Art Center's largest exhibition of work created by our students each year! We invite all Art Center students and members who have taken a class in the last two years to submit work into this juried exhibition, with a chance at over $6,000 in awards. For additional details, guidelines and application forms please click here.


Submit Your Artwork: December 6-8


Opening Reception: December 14, 6-9 PM


Exhibition will be on display December 14, 2018 - January 30, 2019



OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair


Now celebrating its 49th year, the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is a nationally ranked, highly selective, juried art fair that benefits the Indianapolis Art Center and attracts an average of 16,000 visitors per year.


The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair (OABRAF) will be on May 18 & 19, 2019 and is open to all fine art and fine craft artists. Work may be in any fine art or fine craft medium, but must be original and made by the exhibiting artist or artist team. Please review the Exhibition Standards to determine the eligibility of your specific artwork.


Deadline: Applications will be accepted online until midnight EST, January 20, 2019.




Indianapolis Art Center Exhibition General Application Guidelines

Next Deadline: December 31, 2018

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

Faculty Gallery

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.

Faculty Gallery Application


Student Gallery


The mission of Student Gallery exhibitions is to give students an opportunity to participate in an art exhibition in a non-competitive environment and learn how to present their artwork professionally. (For many, it is their first art exhibition.) The goal is to share with others and to learn how to display artwork in a professional manner, with assistance from the Exhibitions Staff.


Student Gallery Application