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Herron is a great place for art lovers to get a taste of up and coming trends in the art world. A couple of galleries here are open to the public, and they showcase nothing but fresh work by students, faculty and others. Additionally, if you time your visit right, you might find some bargains at periodic art sales. See website for enrollment info and more.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art was established in the year 1883 and has since grown to accommodate a staggering 50,000 pieces of art. Its permanent collection is on par with those of some of the world's most renowned art institutions. The museum itself underwent renovations that increased its gallery space and improved both access and amenities. Longtime local boy Wolfgang Puck oversees the on-site café, which serves contemporary cuisine with a breathtaking view of the IMA grounds.
Want to take a look at some of the finest art as you pick quaint art pieces to do up your home? Visit this Art Center and be enthralled by the sheer variety of art dotting the walls. Supporting the cause of the local artists, this venue seeks to promote their work. Also famous for the wide array of art dos and events held here, the Indianapolis Art Center is famous for having inaugurated the Broad Ripple Art Fair in 1971, and it has since grown to an annual event with an attendance of 26,000 people. The in-house art store lets you purchase what you see even as you take your fill of the eye catching art work: buy exotic clothing, pots, paitings, frames among other things and surprise your loved ones. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.