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Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition   Leave a comment

Hoosier Women in Art Postcard

Join us for this eye-opening display of artwork in conjunction with the Hoosier Women in Music concert. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums.

Exhibition will open Saturday, June 8, and will be available for viewing during all regular GPAC open hours. A closing reception will be held Saturday, June 29, from 6-8PM, to coincide with the Hoosier Women in Music Signature Series Concert at the MacAllister Amphitheater that same evening.

National Arts Program 2013   Leave a comment

by Steve Snodgrass on flickr

If you work for the City of Indianapolis, you should read this.

Do you have a flair for photography? Do you like to work with clay? Is there someone in your family you consider artistically talented?

On behalf of the Garfield Park Arts Center and Indy Parks and Recreation, I would like to invite you to exhibit in The National Arts Program®. This show features artworks created by City of Indianapolis employees, retirees and their families as they compete for CASH prizes. Participation is completely free!

You can enter in any type of artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, or mixed media, you don’t have to pay anything, a nice reception will be held where people can admire your work, and you could win money!

Don’t have any artwork to display? No problem! Because you work for the City of Indianapolis, you get a 10% discount on many of the Garfield Park Art Center’s classes! You could register for a painting class this Summer, then enter a painting you did in class for the NAP exhibit. Not only are you learning a fun new skill, you also get to show it off and possibly win a prize!

Register for classes online today by visiting Play Indy and looking up the Course #, or call (317) 327-7135.

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Summer Program Guide.

Want to learn more about photography? The Indiana Photographic Society meets at the GPAC every Wednesday at 7:00pm, and it’s free to attend!

So what are you waiting for? Show Indianapolis the artist in you! Register for NAP now!


Arts for All: Pop-Up Pictures   Leave a comment

Pop up pictures

After visiting the Indiana Photographic Society exhibit, swing by the Arts for All room for some hands-on fun! Turn a normal picture into an outstanding 3D masterpiece. Find the perfect photo from a magazine, make a few cuts and watch it transform!

Feb 02 – Mar 30


12pm – 4pm

What is Arts for All?

Posted March 23, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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High School Art Exhibition 2013   1 comment

HS Postcard

Join us in April as we showcase a collection of work by Indianapolis area High School students that will run concurrently with the Indiana Photographic Society annual exhibition. Works will include  Painting,  Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics or Sculpture.

Opening Reception

April 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Exhibition run

April 6 – June 1

Indiana Photographic Society: Through the Lens Exhibition 2013   1 comment

Indiana Photographic Society Postcard

More than eighty works of fine arts photography will be on display, each an interpretation of the theme “Reflections…” This is their 7th exhibit at the GPAC. Don’t miss the reception on opening night, featuring live music and refreshments. The artists will be in attendance, and many will have their photographs available for purchase. Join us for free arts activities on Saturdays in the Arts for All room. Closed 5/28.

Opening Reception

April 6     5:00 – 7:00pm


April 6 – May 31

Posted March 18, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Exhibits

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Call to Artists: Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition   Leave a comment

Judith Leyster

This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater.  Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013.

Female artists are invited to create and submit 2-3 works of original art for this exhibition.  There is no cost to submit. 


  • Original works must be no larger than 48” x 60” for 2-D and 36” x 60” for 3-D and ready to hang or install.
  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing Lesley Meier at by May 4, 2013.  Or mail to The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203.  Please include your name, address, phone number, email, a brief description of your work and a short bio. Please also include 3 samples of your work, either attached to the email or on a CD.
  • Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2013.
  • All works must be on site at the GPAC no later than Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 4pm.
  • The GPAC is a family friendly venue and reserves the right to refuse any work that is deemed inappropriate.

Questions? Please contact:

Lesley Meier, GPAC Manager


Register for 2013 Winter/Spring Classes   Leave a comment

photo by Skley on flickr

Did you know that for about $5 an hour you can get one-on-one instruction on how to draw? Instructor Tom Leavitt says, “I truly believe that anyone CAN draw and if you join me, I’ll prove it to you.” His class teaches composition, line, form, and perspective. Hop on over to PlayIndy and look up Anyone Can Draw!, Course #205751.

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