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

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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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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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2011 Open Hours and Closings   Leave a comment

We’ve had a lot of questions about our open hours for 2011, so we decided to write it up and post it all in one spot to minimize the confusion. We hope this helps!

January – May 2011, Winter/Spring Season
GPAC Open Hours:
Closed Mondays
Tuesdays 2-9pm
Wednesday s 2-9pm
Thursday s 2-9pm
Fridays 9am-2pm
Saturdays 9am-4pm
Sundays 1-5pm

Special Closings:
Tuesday, January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
Tuesday, February 22nd, President’s Day Observance
Friday, April 22nd, Good Friday Observance
Sunday, April 24th, Easter Sunday Observance
Tuesday, May 3rd, Primary Election Observance
Tuesday, May 31st, Memorial Day Observance

June – August 2011, Summer Season
GPAC Open Hours:
Closed Mondays
Closed Tuesdays
Wednesdays 2-9pm
Thursdays 2-9pm
Fridays 9am-4pm
Saturdays 9am-4pm
Sundays 1-5pm

Special Closings:
Sunday, July 3rd, Fourth of July Observance

September – December 2011, Fall Season
GPAC Open Hours:
Closed Mondays
Closed Tuesdays
Wednesdays 2-9pm
Thursdays 2-9pm
Fridays 9am-4pm
Saturdays 9am-4pm
Sundays 1-5pm

Special Closings:
Thursday, November 24th-29th, Thanksgiving Observance
Friday, December 23rd-27th, Christmas Observance
Friday, December 30th – January 3rd, New Year’s Observance

Posted January 20, 2011 by GPAC Arts in FAQs

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