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 Harrison Center for the Arts, with its warm and welcoming atmosphere, tries to create artistic appreciation among the people of Indianapolis through exhibitions of art and culture. In addition to being a great place to see an exhibition, the Harrison Center is also a space for artists to work and connect with others. Stop by on the first Friday of the month for special exhibitions and displays. The First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, gymnasium and a courtyard are available for parties and weddings.
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.