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Why You Should Have Your Birthday Party at the GPAC   Leave a comment

Birthday at the GPAC

It can be tricky coming up with a unique birthday party idea.  Your kids have had a bowling party, a skating party, a party at the mini golf place. You’ve been to some great restaurants with your significant other. Now you’re ready to do something different. Something really fun and unexpected.

Look no more. The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) has the perfect birthday package for you! Read the rest of this entry »

New Hours and Special Closings   Leave a comment

Photo courtesy of Joe Konz

Photo courtesy of Joe Konz

The GPAC is going to have brand new hours starting in January to better accommodate our students while still being accessible to the public. Below is a schedule of our holiday hours through the end of the year, followed by the new 2013 hours.

GPAC 2012 Open Hours:

12/15     Sat     9am – 4 pm

12/16     Sun     Closed

12/17     Mon    Closed

12/18     Tues    Closed

12/19     Wed    4 – 9pm

12/20    Thu     4 – 9pm

12/21     Fri     9am – 1pm

12/22     Sat     9am – 4pm

12/23   – 01/01     Closed

Arts for All:

Saturday     Noon – 4:00pm

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GPAC 2013 *NEW* Open Hours:

Closed Sunday
Closed Monday
Tuesday               4-9pm
Wednesday        4-9pm
Thursday            4-9pm
Friday                  10am – 3pm
Saturday             9am-4pm

Arts for All:

Saturday     Noon – 4:00pm

We understand that this new schedule will take some time getting used to. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (317) 327-7135.

Happy Holidays!

Posted December 14, 2012 by GPAC Arts in FAQs, News

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Vintage Movie Night: What You’re Missing   Leave a comment

Jason and the Argonauts

Monsters. Outlaws. Comedy. Popcorn. Once a month, The Garfield Park Arts Center hosts Vintage Movie Night in its gallery. Film historian Eric Grayson provides the films, genuine reel projector, and fascinating stories behind the clips and movies featured.

Alice in WonderlandTickets are just $4.00, meaning you can bring a fiver and still have enough for a soda or popcorn. Yep, all concessions are $1.00 apiece.

Concession stand

Popcorn machine

Check out our Winter/Spring Movie Schedule to see what’s coming up next. If you plan on attending more than one show, consider purchasing a Movie Pass. With it you can see 6 movies for the price of 5, and get one free popcorn. Tickets and movie passes are available at the door.

Still unsure about coming to a movie? Call us. We’ll talk you into it. (317) 327-7135.

Posted November 6, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, FAQs, News

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GPAC Gift Registrations Now Available!   1 comment

Photo credited to .robbie on flickr

Looking for a unique gift? Surprise your loved one with a gift registration and let them explore their creativity! Our affordable arts classes make it easy to find the perfect present for the artist in your family. We have numerous classes to fit every hobby, and every age!

To view the complete list of classes, visit http://www.gpacarts.org. For more details on purchasing a gift registration, call (317) 327-7135 or visit us at The GPAC.

Posted December 8, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes, FAQs, News

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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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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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How Do I Get to the GPAC?   Leave a comment

Map of Garfield Park

Map of Garfield Park

If you’ve never been to the Garfield Park Arts Center before, here are step by step directions to help you find us!

  • From I-65, take the Raymond Street Exit, Exit 109
  • Head west (right) on Raymond Street
  • Turn south (left) on Shelby Street
  • Turn west (right) onto Conservatory Drive into the park (The Sunken Gardens and Conservatory will be on the left.)
  • Continue west into the park on Conservatory Drive.
  • When you come to a “Y” in the road, veer left, continue over the bridge, and turn right into the parking lot.
  • The Arts Center will be at the end of the large parking lot.
  • From Downtown Indianapolis:
  • Head South on East Street.
  • Turn east (left) on Raymond Street.
  • Turn south (right) on Shelby.
  • Turn west (right) onto Conservatory Drive and into the Park. (The Sunken Gardens and Conservatory will be on the left.)
  • Continue west into the park on Conservatory Drive.
  • When you come to a “Y” in the road, veer left, continue over the bridge, and turn right into the parking lot.
  • The Arts Center will be at the end of the large parking lot.

You can find us on Google Maps here,  or if you are using a GPS, our address is 2432 Conservatory Drive. We don’t recommend that you use MapQuest, as their map is not entirely accurate with our location.

Should you get lost, you can always call our friendly staff and ask for help: (317) 327-7135

Posted April 9, 2011 by GPAC Arts in FAQs

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