Start with Art


Indy Arts Council invites you to kick off the Fall 2023 arts season at Start with Art, presented by Schahet Hotels, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Join more than 700+ arts, business, and community leaders to celebrate the artists and arts organizations that make our city unique. Funds raised support our mission to advocate for equity in the arts and achieve “A Full Creative Life for All” in Indianapolis.

Start with Art: 2022 Rewind

Relive last year's fun and see who joined us to kick off the fall arts season!

Start with Art Impact

Start with Art raises funds to help us achieve “A Full Creative Life for All” in Indianapolis. Here's how your support makes a difference.  

2022 ARTI Awards

Meet the 2022 ARTI award winners, who are advancing equity and innovation in the arts.

View all of the ARTI award videos on our YouTube channel.

2022 ARTI winners

Cultural Entrepreneur: GANGGANG
Neighborhood Impact: 10 East Arts
Artist & Activist: Wildstyle Paschall
Corporate Leadership: Capital Improvement Board & Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Community Partnerships: Arte Mexicano en Indiana & Eiteljorg Museum
Lifetime Achievement: Frank & Katrina Basile 
2022 ARTI design by Akili Sosa


Learn how you can support Start with Art this year–become a sponsor, host a table, or contribute to our silent auction.

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation