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What is the purpose of the Indy Walls?Indy Walls is an artist owned Indianapolis creative space to help expand the arts while building and enriching the community. It fosters connection amongst people and offers a collective space for experience in sharing art, music, photography, and design. It's a free-use graffiti wall for the public. It's artist studio spaces and exhibitions. It's where your favorite Indianapolis band plays. It's a place to explore the different disciplines of art, including graffiti and street art. It's an all inclusive place to gather with your friends and family.
Can I host an art class, exhibition, or community arts program at Indy Walls"Absolutely! Please call or email to make arrangements. IndianapolisWalls@gmail.com
Can anyone paint on your walls?Yes, our exterior walls are for public use! We just ask that you refrain from painting any obscene language or nudity. Otherwise, find a spot and have fun! We'll eventually have a paint shop that will carry low-pressure spray cans and caps for your convenience!
What are the facility rules and amenities for resident artists?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 and cultural identity, therefore Indy Walls will not censor the works for sale by the resident artists. 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. Indy Walls provides our artists and guests with common areas, televisions, community movie night, board games, pool table, and musical instruments on site. No resident or artist is allowed to charge a hanging fee or any upfront fees to another artist – only commissions on sold work. Co-ops and studio/ gallery sharing is allowed. Resident artists have access and use of all communal areas in the facility, including access to larger areas 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, and canvas for use. Resident photographers may use the undeveloped basement quarters 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 you use some common sense practices such as not painting on a neighbor artists door or space, don't paint over fresh work, avoid painting walk areas without scheduled permission. Find an empty space before painting over other artworks. No painting of profanity or lude images on the building’s exterior or interior. No painting over windows. Do not paint over fresh art and try to place your work in areas that need updating or covering up due to wear. Be aware of your surroundings to prevent any paint or over-spray from getting on nearby parked vehicles, studios, 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. INDY WALLS is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged materials.
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