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  • Writer's pictureJoey Amato

Indy Arts Council Unveils New Website


The Indy Arts Council, central Indiana’s leading arts advocacy and services agency, has unveiled a new website aligned with its mission to increase the accessibility of arts in the central Indiana community. The new interface features the Indy Arts Council’s directories, event listings, news, and resources all housed in one central location along with information on programs and artists, creating a seamless experience that users can customize based on their preferences.


What’s new?

  • The new artist directory and public art directory serve as key ways to discover art and artists in the community.

  • Individual neighborhood guides allow users to dig deeper and explore lesser known arts and culture experiences.

  • Artists can explore a variety of resources and opportunities available to them

  • Users can peruse the best arts and culture events around town while filtering based on category or venue.

  • A customizable layout caters to everyone from artists and creatives, to arts and culture lovers, community and corporate partners, donors, and curious neighbors.


HIGHLIGHTS IN JUNE


Celebrate Juneteenth in Indy


UNDERCURRENTS | 6-10 p.m. June 14411 Gallery, 411 6th St, Columbus, IN  FREE Featuring Tasanee Durrett, India Hines, and Nandi Jordan, UNDERCURRENTS is an art show guest curated by ONE DROP in celebration of Juneteenth weekend.

Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration | 11-4 p.m. June 15Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St FREE In collaboration with Tammy Cooper, enjoy free admission to the museum and engage in performances, art making activities and live music.

Juneteenth Celebration: History, Health, and the Arts | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,  June 15 Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington St  FREE Enjoy free admission and immersive activities centered around this year's theme, "History, Health, and the Arts."  

Gospel and Blues–The Roots of It All | 6-8 p.m. June 16Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue  $20-$25 Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation Program celebrates Juneteenth with a special concert featuring gospel and blues music, highlighting their significance to Black faith, hope, and survival.

Juneteenth Celebration and Vendor Fair | 12-5 p.m. June 16MXP Shop (Ms. Franklin Candle Co. & Phiri), 7826 North Michigan Rd  FREE To celebrate Juneteenth, support local Black owned brands at MXP Shop. Enjoy local vendors, music, live entertainment, and learn about Juneteenth history. 

Juneteenth at KVML | 10-6 p.m. June 19 Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, 543 Indiana Ave  FREE Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library pays tribute to the history and culture of the Indiana Avenue block the museum sits on. KVML is honored to be part of this diverse history of Indiana Avenue, including Arlene Manson’s family legacy.

Juneteenth Jubilee | 5-8 p.m. June 19Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN FREE Explore Black-owned businesses, community resources, and local food vendors. If the weather is good, catch a ride on the 1859 Balloon Voyage. Admission to the museum and grounds is free all day.


SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CENTRAL INDIANA’S GROWING ARTS & CULTURE SCENE

Indy Arts Council is creating a five-year strategic plan to help guide future programs, services, and advocacy efforts, and is seeking outside input on central Indiana’s growing arts and culture scene via a survey open now through June 21. The anonymous feedback will play a vital role in ensuring community access to meaningful arts, culture, and entertainment experiences. Take the community survey here.


For more information and to start exploring, visit www.indyarts.org.

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