Start with Art


More than 800 arts lovers and community leaders gathered at a sold-out event to support Indy Arts Council and celebrate the artists and arts organizations that make our city unique. 

Thanks to you, we set a new fundraising record to benefit our mission to advocate for equity in the arts and achieve "A Full Creative Life for All" in Indianapolis. 

SAVE THE DATE: Start with Art 2023 is 3 to 5 p.m. August 24 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. More details to come. 

Start with Art: Rewind

Relive the 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 this year’s 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

Sponsors & Contributors

Special thanks to everyone who made Start with Art a success–our sponsors, table hosts, silent auction contributors, and more. 

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation