In this uncertain time, the Art Center finds comfort in knowing that the arts overcome physical distance and continue to bring people together.


This is why the Art Center is more than just a building—it is a vibrant community.


To protect our community, we have had to make tough decisions. Our building was closed during the stay-at-home order resulting in our spring and some of our summer classes being cancelled. Venue rentals had to be postponed or cancelled. Additionally, the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair has been postponed until 2021. Our organization is further impacted as we had to temporarily reduce staff and faculty for most of the summer.


Each of these decisions will ultimately impact the scope of our mission in the long run.


You can help the Indianapolis Art Center minimize the economic impact of these cancellations and maximize our investments in our free community programs like ArtReach, ArtTroop, and year-round exhibitions with a contribution to the Art Center Relief Fundraiser.


Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our organization and our community as a whole.


Your gift to the Indianapolis Art Center ensures that the Art Center can continue to provide art education, outreach and exhibitions to the community.


Your gift makes a creative impact by enabling us to:

  • Offer 750 studio art classes, serving 4,500 students of all ages and abilities.
  • Present 40 contemporary art exhibitions annually.
  • Provide four award-winning outreach programs bringing art to youth in our city.
  • Ensure that our studios are well-equipped, safe and inspiring creative spaces.
  • Create more opportunities for our 300,000 annual visitors to engage in art.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


On March 27, the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help combat the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. The bill provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving for both individuals and corporations, signifying an intent to stimulate philanthropy throughout America.

Click HERE to find out what the CARES Act means for your 2020 charitable giving to public charities such as the Indianapolis Art Center.



There are several ways to make a planned gift and have a lasting impact on the Indianapolis Art Center. Each planned giving option has distinct tax advantages. The Art Center development staff welcomes the opportunity to prepare a proposal and discuss the benefits of various gift plans in greater detail.

Donors who make a planned gift in any amount with the Art Center are recognized through membership in the Renaissance Society. In addition to supporting the Art Center and its mission, donors can receive tax savings in the form of reduced capital gains, federal income and/or federal estate tax.

Planned gifts of $25,000 or more will be designated in the Renaissance Society as part of the Frank Springer Circle, which celebrates the legacy of the Art Center’s long-time board member and patron. During his life, Mr. Springer’s leadership was instrumental in the success of the Art Center, and his support continues today thanks to a generous gift from his estate.

To make an appointment to talk about planned giving options, please contact Kelli Baumgarn, Director of Development, at or 317.255.2464 ext. 2290.



There are many ways to give to the Indianapolis Art Center, including in-kind gifts. These can be as valuable to us as cash, and they are also fully tax-deductible. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Kelli Baumgarn, Director of Development, at or 317.255.2464 ext. 2290.