The Best Galleries In Indianapolis

Anna T. Wilson

The art gallery scene in Indianapolis is very diverse and offers different ways of accessing beautiful collections. The museums give visitors an intimate look at the world of contemporary art. Check out our top picks in this thriving neighborhood of Indiana.

1. Kuaba Gallery

Kuaba Gallery

It is quite difficult to find African-American art all in one place, especially art from local talents and up-and-coming artists from across the country. Kuaba Gallery makes it a little easier as they showcase work by African-American artists whose talents are recognized from different parts of the United States. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore sculptures and paintings that reflect African-American culture during different historical periods.

Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm

1 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, +1 317 955 8405

2. Gallery Forty-Two

Art Gallery

Indianapolis Artsgarden
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In Indianapolis’s oldest commercial building you’ll find Gallery Forty-Two. The gallery is over 3,000 square feet and includes the works of artists from Indiana as well as internationally known. Presenting sculptures, paintings, and giclée prints, works on display engage historical contexts as well as traditional and classical themes.

Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 11am-8pm

3. Indianapolis Artsgarden

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Each month, the Artsgarden – a glass dome located in the center of downtown Indianapolis – introduces work by a local artist. in addition to displaying visual art, they also showcase intriguing performing arts. The dome also connects hotspots of downtown together and is open during the hours of the Circle Centre Mall.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, +1 317 624 2563

4. The Alexander

Hotel

Indianapolis Art Center
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This is one of the most conveniently placed galleries you will find for miles. The Alexander is in fact a hotel, but as a guest and as a complimentary amenity, there is art situated all over the building. In every room there is a mini gallery with a few pieces of art, which can be viewed at any time during your stay. Travellers with an appreciation for art in particular will definitely enjoy this because the time guests usually spend relaxing in the hotel can instead be spent observing spectacular works of art that is just an elevator ride away.

5. Indianapolis Art Center

Indianapolis Art Center

The purpose of the Indianapolis Art Center is to engage and educate visitors through showcasing interactive art. Located on the banks of the White River, this community project is ideal for new fans of art as well as children. With a varied programme of events including exhibitions, classes and demonstrations, the center seeks to enlighten both the local community and visitors with meaningful experience.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN, +1 317 255 2464

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