EXHIBITIONS: The Art Center galleries connect the community with nationally-recognized exhibitions featuring the artwork of local, regional and national artists. Rotating exhibitions run throughout the year and are always free and open to the public.


Spring Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening: Friday, April 20 (6-9 PM)

Spring is here and our galleries are filled with new art! The Spring Exhibition Series features new works by Indiana painters Drew Etienne and Elise Howell, fresh artworks by enrolled students from local Indiana colleges, and recent works by children ages 5-18 participating in the Art Center’s after-school ArtReach programs.


Drew Etienne: Artificial Dimensions

Artificial Dimensions reveals the geometric abstracts of physical spaces while exploring concepts of artificial/digital values. The series of paintings juxtapose the recognizable and the imagined, creating new fields and interrupting the romantic projections we associate with landscape painting.

Drew Etienne


Elise Howell: Root to Petal

Root to Petal celebrates the chaos and the mundane tasks associated with motherhood. Scattered toys, piles of laundry, dirty dishes and other misplaced objects are the subjects, drawn whole or in part with a simple contour line. Howell introduces gestural painting marks and quiet spaces as visual counterpoints to the linear work, depicting emotional and physical interruptions of domestic life.

Elise Howell


College Invitational

This exhibition features work from artists currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate art degree programs throughout the state of Indiana. Through an open submission process, the Art Center’s exhibitions team selected 6 students to receive exhibition space.

College Invitational


26th Annual ArtReach Exhibition

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, April 25 & Thursday, April 26 (5-8 pm)

Recent works by students in the ArtReach program from 20 sites throughout Indianapolis. ArtReach is a year-round program offered by the Indianapolis Art Center’s Outreach Department. The ArtReach program provides art instruction by local artists to youth ages 5-18 at various community centers, schools, and churches throughout Indianapolis during after-school hours. Sarah M. Hurt and Allen W. Clowes Galleries, Ruth Lilly Library












ArtsPark, designed by Hoosier native and world–renowned architect Michael Graves, brings art, artists and the community together through interactive sculptures in an open–air setting. Not bound by traditional ideas of art education, ArtsPark provides Studios and galleries without walls, creating a place where art and nature harmonize.




Experience ArtsPaark, 12 acres of interactive sculpture designed to stimulate all the senses. Meander through the varied landscape to uncover a palette of hues, fragrant vegetation, various textures, and sounds of wildlife. Explore a space designed for relaxation, reflection, and creation as the sun dances through the trees to create dappled patterns on the ground, soft flower petals are intertwined with rising sculptures. ArtsPark is your creative connection to culture, art and nature.


This natural creative playground showcases open-air studios developed for people of all ages and abilities to touch, play, create and grow. Discover the changing seasons, changing landscapes, and changing artwork, a place in an environment creative energy meets the forces of nature. More than 27 sculptures created by Indiana and internationally-known master artists adorn the landscape.


ArtsPark is home to ongoing concerts, festivals, films, workshops, youth camps, art classes, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. The Indianapolis Art Center's ArtsPark is located in the heart of the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District along the Monon Trail and White River, where art, culture, commerce, entertainment, and recreation meet in this creative community–based park, planting and nurturing the seeds of creativity. Artspark was featured in the well-respected national architecture magazine, Landscape Architect.


ArtsPark is a dawn-to-dusk Studio and Studio space. No gates, no fences, no general admission charge.




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.



Monday-Friday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm