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Localized: Garfield Park Artists Celebrate Indy’s Bicentennial
December 4 - 26
Curated by a committee of neighborhood artists in collaboration with the Garfield Park Arts
Center and Big Car, this exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists
that reside in Garfield Park. The pieces aim to celebrate Indianapolis’ Bicentennial through
the lens of these artists by exploring history, culture, and the environment of Indianapolis and
Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park. Furthermore, artists will reflect on 2020 current affairs
including the pandemic and protests. Artwork will be displayed in two galleries across the
neighborhood: Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car’s Tube Factory artspace
(please note that if it is unsafe to host the exhibition onsite, we will host it virtually).
Any artists (living in the Garfield Park or Bean Creek neighborhoods in Indianapolis) with work that fits the theme of this exhibition are encouraged to apply. Please see requirements and guidelines below. Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to GPAC@Indy.Gov. Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on November 1st. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline regarding their acceptance into this exhibit.
Requirements and Guidelines to Submit:
Unless otherwise specified, acceptable media include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, video, performances, music, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, collage, assemblage, mosaics, metalsmithing and woodworking.
All 2D artwork must have a wire for hanging. No attaching to the floor. Proposals for installations are welcome.
Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original. There is no fee to submit.
GPAC/Big Car will promote works for sale, but any art sales will be coordinated and communicated directly through the artist and patron. GPAC/Big Car will not take a 10% commission on any works sold through this exhibit in order to support our artists.
Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing us at by or before the November 1st deadline and include the following:
Contact Info: artist name, address, phone number, email
Social media handles and website (if applicable). These will be published with each artist’s info to help promote the artists in this online exhibit.
High quality images of your work in jpg or png format. Include your last name and the artwork title for the image filename. No glares, shadows, blurred, or pixelated images, please. Please ensure that your images are at least 600-800 pixels on the short edge. GPAC/Big Car reserve the right to slightly crop and adjust images to fit our online platform, should this exhibit move to virtual. Need some quick and easy tips on photographing your artwork? Check out this article or YouTube video.
For each piece submitted, please also include the title, medium(s), dimensions, and price (or NFS, if not for sale)
A brief artist statement or bio (can also include a headshot).
By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to participate in either an in-person or online exhibition co-hosted by GPAC/Big Car. Images of artwork will be used for the exhibition and promotion only.
Questions? Email us at GPAC@Indy.Gov
Lobby, Second Floor, Third Floor, Library
Artists interested in exhibiting artwork for a longer period of time are welcome to submit pieces to install inside our facility in our lobby, second floor halls, third floor halls, or library. Outdoor or indoor public art installations can also be accommodated. There is no cost to submit. Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to GPAC@indy.gov.