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Looking Ahead: Chalk Art Festival and Competition 2013   Leave a comment

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

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!

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

Posted February 2, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Spooky Fun at Garfield Park!   Leave a comment

Spooky GPAC!

We’d like to thank everyone that braved the cold weather to come out to Garfield Park for our annual Ghoulish Garfield! Here were some of our favorite moments at the GPAC: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted November 3, 2012 by GPAC Arts in News

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Ghoulish Garfield 2012   Leave a comment

Ghoulish 2012 Poster Cropped for blog

Put on your creepiest costume and take part in a fun Halloween celebration at Garfield Park!

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Posted October 18, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Chalk Art Festival and Competition 2012: Winners and Photos   Leave a comment

Chalk Festival art

The Chalk Art Festival and Competition was a huge success! We were pleased to have so many folks attend the festival in its first year at Garfield Park. A big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, whether you were a participant in the contest or just there to enjoy the beautiful artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 19, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Garfield Park Chalk Art Festival and Competition Important Info to Know!   Leave a comment

Will you be coming out to participate in our Chalk Festival and Competition on Saturday, May 12? Great! 

All  you need to have fun and create amazing works of art is CHALK (which you can bring or purchase for only $3!)
A few other items may make the day more enjoyable:

  • Gloves: gardening / cotton (for blending)
  • Rags or old tee shirts (for cleaning your hands)
  • Masking tape (for making straight lines)
  • A photo or sketch to work from
  • Measuring tape (to mark-off a grid if  you want to use a grid method)
  • A camera (to photograph your process and work)
  • Something to kneel on to protect your knees and artwork (cardboard, gardening pad, kneepads, etc.)
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat
When you arrive, please make sure to register at the GPAC. A space will be assigned to you and you will get a ribbon to wear.
Chalk kits can be purchased at the table as well, or if you bring your own chalk, you will be free to start creating your masterpiece!
  • Registration is from 9am – Noon; Chose from one of four fun themes: Sports, Arts, Nature, and Artist’s  Choice.
  • Artwork must be completed by 1pm for judging. Space will be provided for anyone who would like to draw for fun.
  • Enjoy live music from 1-4pm at the MacAllister Amphitheater
  • Demo artists will be on hand during the whole day–see what they are creating and ask questions!
  • Fun prizes will be awarded at 4pm
 Chalk Fest poster 2012

Posted May 2, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Chalk Art Festival and Competition   Leave a comment

Chalk Fest poster 2012



Posted April 15, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Calls to Artists, Events, News

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Beat the Winter Blues at the GPAC!   Leave a comment

Winter and spring in Indiana can be unpredictable and crazy, but when the weather outside  is frightful, you can count on the Garfield Park Arts Center to provide indoor entertainment. In addition to our free exhibits, meetings, events, and Arts For All programs, we offer many classes for all ages.
Why not register for a class to keep this season fun?

If you are interested in a class, call us at 327-7135 for more details. When you are ready to register, you can do so online via Indy Parks, on the phone with us (327-7135) or through customer service (327-PARK), or in person at the GPAC. Please register in advance!

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to find up to the minute happenings for classes and programs.

The following featured classes currently have registration and would benefit from having you there too:

Preschool Visual Arts Sampler

Bring your youngest artists in their messiest art clothes and leave the clean-up to us. Preschoolers play with paint, dabble in drawing, create with clay and so much more. Parents are welcome to work with their child. Be prepared to get very messy each week in this dynamic art class.

Ages 4 – 6 / $40 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


10:30 – 11:30 am


Creative Drama I

Books and familiar tales come alive as participants explore storytelling and story structure. Stories are playfully staged, deconstructed and reinvented with the help of creative drama games and exercises.

Ages 6 – 8 / $30 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 18 – March 24


1:45 – 2:45 pm


Anyone Can Draw!

Instructor Tom Leavitt says, ‘I truly believe that and if you join me, I’ll prove it to you during the course of this class.’ Learn about composition, line, form and perspective. Pencils (charcoal and graphite) and vine charcoal will be used. All materials will be provided.

Ages 18+ / $95 / Includes 6 classes

Feb. 24 – March 30


9:30 am – 12:30 pm