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Karen Kennelly

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  • donated 2020-05-04 12:44:43 -0400

    Giving Tuesday Now

    $15,425.00 raised
    GOAL: $15,000.00

    May 6, 2020 Update:

    We have surpassed our $15,000 goal!
    We had 105 donors participate in our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign!
    34 of those were NEW donors to the Art Center.

    This was the largest day of giving the Indianapolis Art Center has ever seen (outside of fundraising events)! 

    Thank you to all who donated this #GivingTuesdayNow!




    We need your help.

    On a more “typical” day, the Art Center is dedicated to our mission to inspire creative expression in people of all ages. We offer classes serving hundreds of students in our 14 university-level studios, award-winning outreach programs like ArtReach sites across the Indianapolis area for students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to art education, an ongoing rotation of free exhibitions, and extensive grounds open to the public.


    But today is different.

    As a nonprofit organization which regularly employs working artists and faculty, groundskeepers, and staff, we are struggling. COVID-19 has forced our building to close, entire semesters of classes cancelled, and annual events like the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair called off.  

    The impact of these decisions has an extensive reach. Without classes, a building, and regular operations, our 75+ art instructors and more than half our administrative staff have been laid off, and artists are unable to exhibit their works on our walls. To lessen the deep economic repercussions, the entire remaining staff has taken significant salary reductions. Without events like the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair, countless artists and artisans have been left without an opportunity to share their creations with thousands of patrons.


    Our mission is still as strong as ever.

    We are confident in our ability to advance our mission, even from afar. We are pivoting to virtual classes and providing as many options to connect with our community as we can, but we still need your help.

    We’re calling on our community to support us during this time of uncertainty. Your generosity today will help us return to “normal” faster once we can reopen our doors. Please consider donating whatever you can to provide critical relief to the Indianapolis Art Center.


    How to Help

    All donations will be designated for General Operating Support, which supports all of our programming and operational needs.


  • donated 2020-08-11 07:14:00 -0400

    Donation in Installments

    Donations are critical to the Indianapolis Art Center, and they ensure that people from across our community will have access to quality arts programs and exhibitions. Please consider a tax-deductible gift in any amount

    This donation portal is intended for you to pledge a one-time gift to be paid in monthly installments. You can choose the number of months (up to 12) over which you would like to distribute payments.

    Your contribution this year helps to:

    • Maintain and improve 11 state-of-the-art studios, offering 750 classes to 4,500 students of all ages and abilities
    • Present 40 contemporary art exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists, students, and faculty
    • Provide four award-winning outreach programs bringing art to 1,000 underserved youth
    • Create opportunities for 260,000 annual visitors to engage with beauty, creativity, and nature.