Archive for June 2011

Family Fun Concert Series: The Verve Pipe   Leave a comment

Verve Pipe album cover

What: Indy Parks Concerts and Movies is proud to present The Verve Pipe as park of the Family Fun Concert Series. This energetic rock band from Michigan is touring the nation with a new album of fun, quirky, and original family-friendly songs.

Where: The Marina at Eagle Creek Park

When: Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am

Cost: $6.00

For  more information, call 327-PARK.

Posted June 23, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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GPAC Day Camps Start Next Week!   Leave a comment

Paint Brushes

Image credited to jeff_golden on Flickr

The Garfield Park Arts Center is thrilled to offer day camps for the first time ever this summer! Campers are registered, paperwork is filed, and art supplies are stocked.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted June 22, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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A Closer Look at The Lives of Cut Flowers   Leave a comment

What a show! Many thanks to the cast and crew of The Lives of Cut Flowers for choosing the Garfield Park Arts Center as one of the venues for their play. Below are some images from their performance at The IndyFringe Theater.

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Posted June 18, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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All about the GPAC   Leave a comment

GPAC entrance

Many people who come into the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) just happened to stumble upon us by accident, and usually want to know, “What is this place?”

The GPAC is an Indy Parks and Recreation facility that specializes in exhibits, art classes, and special events. Click on one of the following links to learn more about what they offer:

Still have questions? You are welcome to call us during our open hours at 327-7135.

Posted June 16, 2011 by GPAC Arts in FAQs

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Celebrate the Greats Series: Bluz Brothers   Leave a comment

Bluz Brothers

What: Indy Parks Concerts and Movies is proud to present The Bluz Brothers as part of the Celebrate the Greats Series. The Bluz Brothers is an eight-piece band dedicated to the great R&B sounds made popular by Jake and Elwood Blues. Since 1995, they have performed at festivals, clubs and casinos across the Midwest. For a taste of Chicago, they can’t be beat!

Where: Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater

When: Friday, June 17, 7:00 pm

Cost: Online Pre-sale (until midnight before concert): $6 plus S&H. Day of general admission: $8. Lap Children Ages 2 and Under: FREE

Call 327-Park for more information.

Posted June 15, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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What is Arts for All?   Leave a comment


The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) offers a program entitled Arts for All. This program allows community members of all ages (not just kids!) to discover their creative side. Participants can explore performance arts, visual arts, language arts, applied and new media arts through engaging, hands-on activities. Depending upon the project, participants will either take their work home, or they will contribute to a larger group project that remains on display for the duration of the activity.

The Arts for All program is designed for families, as an avenue for families to not only do art, but for them to think and talk together. Arts for All is a community outreach program, allowing local community members an opportunity to experience a free, fun and creative activity.

Bring your family in for a visit today! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

All Ages / Free                   Saturdays Noon-4pm

Past activities:

Dragon Dance

Bench Art

Native American Soap Carving

Artist Trading Cards

Abstract Wire Sculptures

100 Years of Indy Parks Clay Tiles

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Windows

Chuck Close Self Portraits

Wet and Wacky Watercolors

Pocket Sized Sketch Kit

Creature Feature Costumes

Painting with Paper

Abstractly Artistic

Arts for All: Mobiles!

Felt Faces

Pop-Up Pictures

Make an Impression

Take It or Weave It

Posted June 11, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All, FAQs

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Vintage Movie Night: W.C. Fields Comedy Night   Leave a comment

wc fields 1934 - by paul hesse

W.C. Fields flickr image, courtesy of twm1340

Film collector, historian and preservationist Eric Grayson will be sharing some of his favorite vintage films one night each month. $3.00 in advance or at the door. Tickets are available online, at the GPAC or by calling 327-PARK.

This screening is a special tribute to W.C. Fields, featuring a compilation of some of his best short films. Films include The Golf Specialist (1930), The Fatal Glass of Beer (1932), and The Dentist (1932). Eric will also throw in a few surprises!

The show will be at the Garfield Park Arts Center on Saturday, June 18, from 8:00 – 9:30 pm.

Posted June 9, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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