A magical composition of art and nature
ARTSPARK, designed by Hoosier native and world–renowned architect Michael Graves, brings art, artists and the community together through interactive sculptures in an open–air setting. Not bound by traditional ideas of art education, ARTSPARK provides Studios and galleries without walls, creating a place where art and nature harmonize.
Experience ARTSPARK, 12 acres of interactive sculpture designed to stimulate all the senses. Meander through the varied landscape to uncover a palette of hues, fragrant vegetation, various textures, and sounds of wildlife. Explore a space designed for relaxation, reflection, and creation as the sun dances through the trees to create dappled patterns on the ground, soft flower petals are intertwined with rising sculptures. ARTSPARK is your creative connection to culture, art and nature.
This natural creative playground showcases open-air studios developed for people of all ages and abilities to touch, play, create and grow. Discover the changing seasons, changing landscapes, and changing artwork, a place in an environment creative energy meets the forces of nature. More than 27 sculptures created by Indiana and internationally-known master artists adorn the landscape (download artist list).
ARTSPARK is home to ongoing concerts, festivals, films, workshops, youth camps, art classes, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. The Indianapolis Art Center’s ARTSPARK is located in the heart of the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District along the Monon Trail and White River, where art, culture, commerce, entertainment, and recreation meet in this creative community–based park, planting and nurturing the seeds of creativity. ARTSPARK was featured in the well-respected national architecture magazine, Landscape Architect.
ARTSPARK is a dawn-to-dusk Studio and Studio space. No gates, no fences, no general admission charge.
The Indianapolis Art Center offers tours for groups of 10 or more with affordable per person prices ranging from $2.50 for a guided tour to $20 for an artist–lead, hands–on art activity, tour and demonstration. Add a box lunch to round out your visit to the Indianapolis Art Center’s ARTSPARK. For reservations, call the Rental and Events Manager at 317.255.2464 ext. 246
ARTSPARK is available for private events or corporate functions. Please contact the Indianapolis Art Center´s Rental and Events Manager to schedule a meeting. Call 317.255.2464, ext. 246.