Indy Walls, Indianapolis Free Walls & Art Center

In Development....

Community Movie Nights - Events Stage & Venue - Vendors Hall - Communal Tool Shop

 

Studio & Commerce Spaces -Street Art Tours - Art & Mural Classes - Art Festivals

 

 All City Awards - & Much More

  

Our visitor and guest rules...

 

Be respectful of all materials, builds, paints, and property you should come across during your visit at Indy Walls. It is the combined property of all of the artists that inhabit the building and should not be disturbed for any reason.

Studio spaces are not public spaces and not accessible without the artist's permission. If the studio artist is not in their studio, please refrain from entering.

Do not paint on any of the building interior walls or venue walls, these are reserved for our resident artists and are not part of the public free-walls that are available on the exterior of the building.

You may take photos of your visit and share with us via tagging our social media and #INDYWALLS 

Our Free-Wall rules...

The Indy Walls Public Exterior Walls are always open to paint on.

 

Please refrain from going over larger, newer works. Paint is expensive, and so is time. If you're doing something smaller than what was previously there, find a smaller area on the wall for it or someplace with older, more worn art or tags that need renewing. 

Be aware of your surroundings to prevent any paint or over-spray from getting on nearby parked vehicles or other nearby property. 

Keep it classy! No obscene or vulgar words or artwork out of respect to the neighborhood we share. 

Be helpful and courteous to others painting. This may be their first time, or yours. Let's make it a memorable time for everyone involved!

Our resident artist rules and liberties...

 

Art is part of a cultural dialogue that reflects and influences various frameworks such as personal and cultural identity, family, community, and nationality. Limiting any type of art from being exhibited limits personal identity, cultural identity, and voice, therefore Indy Walls will not censor the works for sale by the artist. 

 

Resident artists may hang other artist’s work within their space and can charge a commission fee on the work that is sold. Commission fees can vary, most run 25 to 40 percent but we ask that you cap commission fees at 40 percent or less.

 

No resident or artist is allowed to charge a hanging fee or any upfront fees to another artist – only commissions on sold work as is standard practice.  

You may Co-Op the studio space with several artists for a shared studio. This isn't a pay-to-play model as it is sharing a space, so we'll allow it.

Resident artists have access and use of all communal areas in the facility, including access to larger rooms to host a class or special event. Please see the front office so we can assist you. 

 

Resident artists have access to our communal work shop, use of communal tools, and allowed to take and donate to the communal materials department where one may leave their leftover project materials, paints, brushes, and canvas for communal use. 

 

Resident photographers may use the building for photo and film shoots.   

 

While all guests may paint on our public exterior walls, Resident Artists have permission to paint on the interior or exterior of the facility. We do ask that some common sense practices are used, such as not painting on a neighbor artists door or space, don't paint over fresh work or walk areas without scheduled permission. 

 

No painting of profanity or lude images on the building’s exterior or interior. 

 

No painting over windows or utility piping. 

 

Do not paint over fresh art and try to place your work in areas that need updating or covering up due to wear or age, or pieces that have been tagged over multiple times and need covered. 

 

Be aware of your surroundings to prevent any paint or over-spray from getting on nearby parked vehicles or other neighbor's art. 

 

Nothing lasts forever. Try not to take it personal if your mural eventually gets painted over on a wall. These are ever changing walls and we encourage their use.

 

 

 

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