Veterans Art Day offers free workshops for veterans, launches exhibition of works by current and former service members

More than 70 veterans will participate in art-making workshops designed to promote healing and community at the tenth annual Veterans Art Day at the Indianapolis Art Center on Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A few spots remain, and veterans are encouraged to apply today by calling 317-255-2464.

Each participant will select two art-making workshops and enjoy lunch and a panel discussion featuring participants of ArtTroop, the Art Center’s free program for veterans that meets twice monthly. An exhibition of work by ArtTroop members opens on Nov. 12.

“Veterans Art Day is a great way to honor those who have served or are serving in the military,” said Becca Nisenbaum, outreach programs manager. “Many of our ArtTroop members were introduced to ArtTroop when they attended Veterans Art Day and heard from participants about the inspiring and impactful ways the program has benefitted them.”

Applications for the 2023 ArtTroop program will be available starting Nov. 14 at Veterans and members of the Armed Forces who are active or retired from any branch, of any rank, of any age are welcome to apply for the program.

Funding for Veterans Art Day is provided in honor and memory of Vincent Maxwell. Funding for ArtTroop is provided by the generosity of the LaCrosse family.

What:    Veterans Art Day

When:   9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12

10 a.m.-noon 10 workshops include glassblowing, woodworking, welding, painting and more

1:30-3:30 p.m. 10 workshops include stained glass, digital photography and more

Where: Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis

Apply:  317-255-2464

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Indianapolis Art Center

The Indianapolis Art Center builds community through art. Every year, the nonprofit offers hundreds of classes and camps, more than 50 art exhibitions in six galleries, an outreach program that takes art into underserved communities, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. Its main campus is in Broad Ripple, along the banks of the White River and steps from the Monon Trail, and features a building designed by world-renowned architect and Indianapolis native Michael Graves and Indianapolis’ original ArtsPark, an outdoor creativity and sculpture garden and green space with trails. More info at


Media Contact: Jen Schmits Thomas, JTPR, [email protected], 317-441-2487

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