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Project could be financial lifesaver for local artists

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Art Center is taking its annual Winter Art Sale online and opening it up to feature artists from across the region.

Running from 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 at ArtCenterMarket.com, the Winter Sale will feature more than 90 artists from Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Bloomington, Goshen and beyond who will offer more than 700 pieces of art for purchase, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and textiles.

During the sale, artists will receive an 80% commission rather than the standard 65%. After Dec. 10, the artist commission will return to 65%.

“Many artists have experienced devastating income losses due to COVID-19 shutdowns,” said Mark Williams, executive director of the Indianapolis Art Center. “As a result, we opened the Winter Art Sale to any artist, not just those who teach, study or exhibit at the Art Center, and for the one-week period we’re giving them a higher percentage of sales.

Artists will be able to ship artwork directly to the buyer or arrange for local pick up. Artwork is priced by the artists and ranges from $25 to more than $1,000.

Williams added, “The Indianapolis Art Center works to build community through art, and one thing a community does is take care of its members. This is an example of how we are going to support our local artist community, and we’re inviting the greater community to take full advantage of it.”

What:    Indianapolis Art Center Winter Art Sale featuring artists from across the region

When:   10 a.m. on Dec. 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 10

Where: https://artcentermarket.com/

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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. Located in Broad Ripple, along the banks of the White River and steps from the Monon Trail, the Art Center includes 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 at indplsartcenter.org.

 

Media Contact: Jen Schmits Thomas, JTPR, jen@jtprinc.com, 317-441-2487

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