Archive for March 2011

How do I exhibit artwork at the GPAC?   Leave a comment

GPAC Gallery

The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) seeks exhibit proposals for its 2013-2014 exhibit season.  Individual artists, art groups and other organizations interested in submitting exhibit proposals for consideration for the 2013-2014 exhibit schedule should familiarize themselves with the EXHIBIT OVERVIEW, PROPOSAL GUIDELINES and STANDARDS FOR EXHIBIT below. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted March 23, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Calls to Artists, FAQs

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Summer Arts Camp!   Leave a comment

Summer Camp at GPAC

Join us this summer for a unique arts experience!

Visual Arts Discovery

Immerse yourself in creativity during this week-long arts camp. Work with professional teaching artists in a variety of media from paint to clay to paper maché.  Explore jewelry making, create a mural and draw plein aire. Each day will include a new arts exploration.

June 27 – July 1   |   9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   |   164534

Ages 7-12   |   $125   |   5-Day Camp

Theatre Arts Discovery

Explore theatre and the dramatic arts during this week-long summer camp. Spend half of the day in creative drama and acting working on scenes and developing monologues. Then gear up for some puppetry fun learning to build and manipulate your own puppets for performance.

July 11-15   |    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   |   164533

Ages 7-12   |   $125   |   5-day Camp

To register, please call 327-PARK, 327-7135 or visit

Posted March 10, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Did you know…?   Leave a comment

The Garfield Park Arts Center in the snow.

Courtesy of Joe Konz

Garfield Park is the oldest city Park in Indianapolis.

The statue near the Conservatory is Henry Ware Lawton, a Civil War hero who led the capture of Geronimo.

Garfield Park was originally purchased to be a racetrack. After a couple of unsuccessful years, the track shut down and the land was purchased by the City of Indianapolis to become a public park.

In the 1930s, the Garfield Park Arts Center served as the winter home for the Indianapolis Zoo.

The beautiful Pagoda picnic shelter was built in 1903, and offers a great view of downtown Indianapolis.

Garfield Park used to be called Southern Park, and was renamed following the assassination of President Garfield in 1881.

The Conservatory’s Sunken Garden was completed in 1917.

In 1965, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash performed at the MacAllister Center.

The Conservatory features tropical plants, bonsai trees, birds, tree frogs, koi ponds, and a beautiful waterfall.

The Garfield Park Arts Center has an Arts For All room that offers FREE arts activities on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year, and every day in the summer.  All ages welcome!

We tweet! You can follow Garfield Park Arts Center @GPACindy and the Garfield Park Conservatory @GPConservatory1 to keep up on the latest events and programs.

Posted March 9, 2011 by GPAC Arts in FAQs

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