August 7 - 29
Encounter: A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Exhibition
Zounds! Bzzt! Woomp! Back for its seventh year at the Garfield Park Arts Center, Encounter features science fiction and fantasy themed artworks from local artists. From dragons to robots to outer space, this exhibit blends science fiction and fantasy with a unique exhibit that is out of this world!
Click here to view the exhibition! For the best viewing experience, please view the exhibit on a computer.
Artists who are exhibiting multiple pieces are grouped together. For more information about the artists in the show, click here.
Interested in supporting our artists by purchasing artwork? One hundred percent of art sale proceeds go directly to the artist. If you'd like to purchase artwork, please contact us at GPAC@Indy.Gov with the artist name(s) and title(s) of the pieces you're interested in, and we will put you directly in contact with the artist.
Virtual First Friday
Friday, August 7
6-8 PM via Instagram (@GPACIndyParks)
Join us for a virtual version of our monthly exhibition opening, and create your own GPAC First Friday experience at home! Stop by the Garfield Brewery for carryout growlers, walkies, or wine (follow @garfieldbrewery on Facebook or Instagram for updates on carryout hours). Then, follow our Instagram page for posts released between 6-8 PM featuring highlighted artist work from our August show and inspiration behind those pieces. Engage during First Friday by commenting on your favorites, following these talented artists, and contacting artists to purchase pieces and support our creative economy to show how #IndyKeepsCreating! Learn more about the #IndyKeepsCreating initiative launched by the Arts Council of Indianapolis here. The full exhibition will be up for the month of August on our website: gpacarts.org.
Garfield Brewery is a neighborhood brewery located at 2310 Shelby Street, just north of Garfield Park. They specialize in small, constantly rotating batches. Check out their website or social media for beer specials, patio, and carry-out hours.
Open Spotify to hear the entire playlist.
Our very own Indy Parks staff member and local musician Addie Kosten curated hours of music for us featuring otherworldly and ethereal sounds!
Use the white arrows in between the rows to scroll through and view all artists. Please note that artist statements and bios are written by and reflective of each individual artist.