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If you work for the City of Indianapolis, you should read this.
Do you have a flair for photography? Do you like to work with clay? Is there someone in your family you consider artistically talented?
On behalf of the Garfield Park Arts Center and Indy Parks and Recreation, I would like to invite you to exhibit in The National Arts Program®. This show features artworks created by City of Indianapolis employees, retirees and their families as they compete for CASH prizes. Participation is completely free!
You can enter in any type of artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, or mixed media, you don’t have to pay anything, a nice reception will be held where people can admire your work, and you could win money!
Don’t have any artwork to display? No problem! Because you work for the City of Indianapolis, you get a 10% discount on many of the Garfield Park Art Center’s classes! You could register for a painting class this Summer, then enter a painting you did in class for the NAP exhibit. Not only are you learning a fun new skill, you also get to show it off and possibly win a prize!
Register for classes online today by visiting Play Indy and looking up the Course #, or call (317) 327-7135.
Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Summer Program Guide.
Want to learn more about photography? The Indiana Photographic Society meets at the GPAC every Wednesday at 7:00pm, and it’s free to attend!
So what are you waiting for? Show Indianapolis the artist in you! Register for NAP now!
In coordination with Indianapolis’s First Friday events,
the Arts Center at Garfield Park is proud to present our favorite movies
Between May and September there will be five events featuring film favorites from the 80s. Food trucks will be on site and the movies will begin shortly after dusk. Bring your bikes, blankets, family and friends to this new Indy Parks event.
The schedule of free films is:
May 3 // The Princess Bride
June 7 // The Goonies
July 5 // A Christmas Story
August 2 // Spaceballs
September 6 // Ghostbusters
Our website has a new look! We have gone with a different template and made the format more user-friendly. Summer content is still being added, but all of the camps and classes are updated. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Join us for the seventh annual celebration of Egyptian dance. Advanced belly dancers will have the chance to participate in workshops with a master-level dance instructor. There is a special dance competition FREE for the public to watch.
Saturday, April 13
For more information, call (317) 327-7135.
Time to sign up for summer camp! We have four exciting day camps to offer at the GPAC this summer. Register now- our camps fill up fast! Read the rest of this entry »
This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013.
Female artists are invited to create and submit 2-3 works of original art for this exhibition. There is no cost to submit.
- Original works must be no larger than 48” x 60” for 2-D and 36” x 60” for 3-D and ready to hang or install.
- Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing Lesley Meier at Lesley.Meier@indy.gov by May 4, 2013. Or mail to The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203. Please include your name, address, phone number, email, a brief description of your work and a short bio. Please also include 3 samples of your work, either attached to the email or on a CD.
- Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2013.
- All works must be on site at the GPAC no later than Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 4pm.
- The GPAC is a family friendly venue and reserves the right to refuse any work that is deemed inappropriate.
Questions? Please contact:
Lesley Meier, GPAC Manager
Jonathan Kratzner as Horace and Laura Kelley as Dolly. Photo by Joe Konz.
WHAT: The Garfield Shakespeare Company moves into the twentieth century by presenting Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker”, the hilarious comedy which inspired the long-running musical “Hello Dolly!” In 1890’s New York, the charming Dolly Levi is busy finding love-matches for everyone, including herself.
Chris Burton as Malachi Stack and Tony Van Pelt as the cabman. Photo by Joe Konz.
WHERE: Presented indoors at the Garfield Park Arts Center by The Garfield Shakespeare Company.
WHEN: March 08, 09, 15, 16 at 7:00pm, March 17 at 2:00pm
Laura Kelley as Dolly, Mike Merrick as Cornelius, Katie Schneider as Irene Molloy, and Robert Routier as Ambrose. Photo by Joe Konz.
COST: FREE. Reservations can be made by visiting the GPAC or by calling 327-7135.
Click here for directions to the GPAC.
Many thanks to Joe Konz for sharing his photos with us!
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Sounds like Punxsutawney Phil is ready for Spring, are you? Sunny afternoons, picnics in the park, birds chirping… and the 2nd annual Chalk Art Festival and Competition! Yes, it’s back. Yes, it’s still free to register. Live music. Food vendors. Prizes. All located in beautiful Garfield Park on May 11.
The festival is for all ages and all experience levels. Bring your own chalk, or purchase a chalk kit for only $3. There is no rain date.
Register between 10:00 Am and 2:00PM at the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC). Work to be judged must be completed by 3:00PM. Keep drawing for fun and enjoy live music from 3:00PM – 4:00PM.
Awards will be given at 4:00PM (must be present to win). View 2012 winners here.
So clear your schedule for Mother’s Day weekend… you won’t want to miss this awesome event!
Join host Barry Levitt and dance caller Alice Smith-Goeke for a lively evening of dancing for all skill levels. English Country Dance is a form of social folk dance which originated in Renaissance England, and was popular until the early 19th century in parts of Europe, the American colonies and the United States.
February 7 Thursday 6:30 – 8:30pm Free Ages 14+
No registration required.
The Garfield Park Arts Center is getting ready for this season’s Arts for All Outreach program! People of all ages are invited to join us at Indy Parks Family Centers around the city to explore performance, visual and language arts through fun, hands-on activities.
Dancing Like the Stars
Have some active fun as you sample classical ballet, modern, jazz and hip hop dance styles with teaching artist Nicole Hargro. Check the schedule below to find out when Nicole will be visiting a park near you!
Each program is from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
- Jan 14 Krannert
- Feb 11 Riverside
- Feb 25 Broad Ripple
- Mar 4 Windsor Village
- Mar 11 Rhodius
- Apr 15 Brookside
- Apr 22 Christian
- Apr 29 Thatcher
- May 6 Washington
No registration required, open to all ages, and it’s absolutely free! Drop in any time during the 2 hour program.
Questions? Feel free to give us a call (317) 327-7135.