Shannon Bennett's activity stream
Shannon Bennett donated 2020-05-05 22:46:29 -0400$15,425.00 raisedGOAL: $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.
In accordance with Indiana state mandate The Library Coffee Bar will be closed until further notice. If you would like to show your support to our small business during this time, we kindly request you visit us at BRICS for service at our walk-up window, purchase a BRICs gift card, or donate directly to the Indianapolis Art Center. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Rediscover the Ruth Lilly Library as the Indianapolis Art Center unveils a brand new coffee bar in partnership with BRICS. Established in 2020, The Library Coffee Bar is located inside the Art Center’s Ruth Lilly Library and aims to provide refreshments to students and a fashionably functional workspace to the greater Broad Ripple community. With plenty of natural light, abundant free parking, high-speed internet access, and over 30 electrical outlets – you can work comfortably without the hustle and bustle of larger cafes and coffee shops.
Serving up the best Indianapolis has to offer, The Library Coffee Bar prides itself on supporting locally crafted roasts and baked goods from brands like Tinker Coffee, Hubbard & Cravens, and 4 Birds Bakery. 30% of your patronage goes back into the Art Center and its continual efforts to inspire creative expression in people of all ages.
Whether or not you are able to paint, draw, or sculpt, the Art Center & BRICS looks to provide you with a unique place for productivity and creativity.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Double Shot Espresso - $3.5
Americano - $3.5
Macchiato - $4
Cappuccino - $4
Cafe Latte - $4.5
Craft Coffees - Served Hot or Cold
Toasted Toffee Latte - $5
Peanut Butter Latte - $5
Mocha Latte - $5
Signature Tea Lattes - Served Hot or Cold
Masala Chai Latte - $4
Tumeric Ginger Latte - $4
London Fog Latte - $4
Hot + Cold Teas
- Assortment of Hubbard & Cravens Tea -
Small Craft - $3.5
Large Craft - $5
Classic Hot Cocoa - $4
Seasonal Cocoa - $4.5
Build Your Own Smoothie
Fruit: Strawberry, blueberry, banana, mango, pinapple, apple, grapefruit, cranberry, and kale
Juice: Pinapple, apple, grapefruit, cranberry
Kid's Hot Cocoa - $2
Kid's Chocolate Milk - $2
Tropical Smoothie - $4
Strawberry Banana Smoothie - $4
Bagel & Cream Cheese - $3
4 Birds Cookies - $3
4 Birds Brownies - $3
Assorted Pastries - $3.5
Optional email code