The Indianapolis Art Center is committed to cultivating creative expression among every demographic and in people of all ages. Our Outreach Programs serve as a creative environment for individuals to share their ideas, grow their confidence, and celebrate their accomplishments. Click the links below to learn more about our specific outreach programs and how they enhance our community.


ArtReach Teen Art Council
SMART Tuition Assistance
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The Art Center will also be unveiling a permanent exhibition space in spring 2020 for the artwork of all of our Outreach Programs. Historically, each year of ArtReach programming culminates with a two-night celebration in which ArtReach students are invited to see their work on display at the Art Center and receive a celebratory dinner and award ceremony. “While this set up had the sparkle and ‘fun’ factor,” says Nikki Sullivan, Outreach Programs Manager, “limitations regarding resources and access to transportation ultimately caused a disconnect with those we were actively trying to engage in this event.” The year-round Outreach Gallery shows our commitment to these programs and is intended to intended to highlight the voices of outreach students and celebrate their accomplishments. While the artwork itself will change seasonally with a constant rotation of site locations, the message behind the pieces will stay ever constant. “By simply framing this art and having it shown professionally alongside the works of our teaching and professional artists, it has a new life,” says Sullivan. “And we want to continue to do so year-round and give our ArtReachers the chance to engage with the greater community.” Entrance to the Indianapolis Art Center is free and open to the public and exhibitions can be viewed during normal business hours.


If you would like more information about outreach, contact Nikki Sullivan, Outreach Programs Manager, at [email protected] or 317.255.2464 x 2220.


Major funding of ArtReach provided by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation.

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
The Brave Heart Foundation
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
The Hearst Foundation
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate
Lilly Endowment, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts
The Penrod Society Ltd.
Transformation Trust