A sure sign of spring, the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is set for May 20 and 21. Tickets for the outdoor art and music festival hosted by the Indianapolis Art Center go on sale April 1.
This year’s theme, “Better Together,” kicks off a community-wide discussion about mental health and the benefits of creative wellness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for the first time, a wellness village will be part of the art fair. It will feature resources related to creative wellness, as well as environmental, financial, social/emotional and physical health.
Nearly 15,000 people annually enjoy visual art, music curated by Indy Jazz Fest and local food and drink at the two-day event on the campus of the Art Center and its ARTSPARK.
Artists apply to participate in the Broad Ripple Art Fair, and only a fraction of those who apply are chosen. The 2023 fair will feature more than 150 artists from across the U.S. to showcase and sell their work. Mediums include painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and much more. It also will feature an “Emerging Artists” area where selected Art Center students, college students and beginning artists will exhibit and sell their work.
The music lineup follows.
Friday May 19 Preview Party
The Indianapolis Jazz Collective: Steve Allee, Rob Dixon, Nick Tucker, Kenny Phelps
Saturday May 20
Jennie Devoe, noon-1 p.m.
GrooveSmash, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Brandon Meeks Quintet, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Bashiri Asad, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Sunday May 21
Gordon Bonham, noon-1 p.m.
Cohen-Rutowski Project, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Teresa Reynolds and the Slicktones, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Bembé, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Income from the event supports the Indianapolis Art Center programs, which include hundreds of classes and camps, more than a dozen contemporary art exhibitions that are free and open to the public, an outreach program called ArtReach that takes youth and teen art classes into underserved communities, ArtTroop for veterans and active-duty military, and much more.
OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair hosted by the Indianapolis Art Center
Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis
Tickets at https://indyartcenter.org/
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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. It also operates Hillside Art Center at 1145 East 22nd Street, Suite 104, and is partnering with the City of Fishers on a Fishers Art Center, opening in 2024. More info at IndyArtCenter.org.
Jen Schmits Thomas, JTPR, [email protected], (317) 441-2487