Public Events & Exhibitions

Situated in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Artsgarden hosts free concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.


April 11 - 27, 2023

Join us for the first annual Spring Sing. Central high school bands and choirs will perform free concerts in the Artsgarden this April. 

April 11, 2023:

10-10:20 a.m. - North Montgomery Middle School 6th Grade Choir

11-11:20 a.m. - Mt. Vernon Middle School 6th Grade Choir

April 13, 2023:

10-10:20 a.m. - Sugar Creek Elementary School Vision Choir

10:30-10:50 a.m. - Edison School of the Arts Elementary Choir

April 18, 2023:

10:30-10:50 a.m. - Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center 7th Grade Choir

12-12:20 p.m. - Frankton Jr. Sr. High School Show Choirs

April 20, 2023:

11:15-11:45 a.m. - Arsenal Tech High School Freddie Hubbard Memorial Jazz Band

12:15-12:45 p.m. - Delphi Community Middle School Band

1:15-1:45 - Shortridge High School Advanced Orchestra

April 25, 2023:

10-10:20 a.m. - Arsenal Tech High School Tech Choir

10:30-10:50 a.m. - Lynhurst 7th & 8th Grade Center 8th Grade Choir

11-11:20 a.m. - Perry Meridian High School Choirs

11:30-11:50 a.m. - IPS Center for Inquiry #2 4th & 5th Grade Choir

12-12:20 p.m. - New Augusta North Public Academy Choir

12:45-1:15 p.m. - Westlane Middle School Concert Orchestra

April 27, 2023:

9:15-9:45 a.m. - Northwestern High School Jazz Band

10:15-10:45 a.m. - Northwestern High School Symphonic Band

11:15-11:45 a.m. - Eastwood Middle School Advanced Orchestra and ESE

12:15-12:45 p.m. - Newcomer Program Newcomer Music Group


ART & SOUL Featured Artist Exhibition

ART & SOUL Featured Artist Exhibition
February 3 - March 23, 2023

Come experience the dynamic work of Jamichael Kyng Pollard. Pollard is the founder and owner of KyngPen Art. He specializes in portraits, using colored pencils, and acrylic and oil paints. Along with his work as a portrait and tattoo artist, he creates live paintings and does face painting at events.

Pollard’s artwork has been featured in multiple solo and group exhibits, from 2019’s FLAVA FRESH 16 ! to the 2022 Kyngdom Art Show. Pollard is also a substitute art teacher and works with children and adults. Follow him on Instagram @kyngpenart and @kyngpenart_tattoos or visit his website.

Pollard's work is also on display at Gallery 924 until March 23. Both shows are curated by D. Del Reverda-Jennings of FLAVA FRESH !.

Art & Soul Celebration + Wes Montgomery Tribute

February 25, 2023

For 27 years, the Art & Soul festival has honored Black culture and creativity in Indianapolis. This year’s finale celebration will kick off with a Rob Dixon-led tribute to Indianapolis native Wes Montgomery, the late, legendary jazz guitarist who would have turned 100 in March, and showcase the four 2023 Featured Artists.

You can also catch performances by a dozen local musical artists, from Damon Karl (who has opened for Babyface and Ashante) to Staci McCrackin (lead singer of The Flying Toasters and a backup singer in Jim Irsay’s all-star band). Plus: An art exhibition and live painting.

Mistletoe Music Festival 2022

November 29 - December 15, 2022

Celebrate the holiday season with local and regional school choirs, bands, and orchestras at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Mistletoe Music Festival is an annual event that showcases the talent of school music groups from in and around Indy. It’s a holiday extravaganza you won’t want to miss. All performances are free and open to the public.

Join Us
Tuesdays through Thursdays, November 29-December 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Choirs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Bands and Orchestras on Thursdays

Identidad, Dreams y Marchas

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Arte Mexicano en Indiana presents an exhibition of works by Mexican and Mexican-American artists. The artworks are inspired by cultural identity, the immigrant dream, and marches.

Artist Reception
Meet the artists during a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. October 9.

Musical Performances
We invite you to bring your lunch and enjoy free performances from noon to 1 p.m. September 20, 22, and 29, and October 4 and 6.

The Artsgarden is available to rent for public and private events. Visit our rental page for more information.

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation