Perfectly situated on the southeast side of downtown Indy, the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) strives to inspire and build a community of arts learners, leaders and organizations.
Standing as one of Indy Parks’ most vibrant, activity-packed spaces, the GPAC houses a multi-use performing arts space, an exhibition hall, visual and production arts classrooms, recording studio, a literary arts library and a rehearsal room.
The Main Gallery showcases monthly exhibitions of rotating artwork and focuses on local and regional artists of varying themes and mediums of artwork, multicultural backgrounds and diverse voices of self-expression. Exhibitions open on the first Friday of each month with a reception, local musicians/performers, appetizers, and a beer and wine bar hosted by the Garfield Brewery.
GPAC’s programs feature visual arts, performing arts, film, yoga in the Gallery, Middle-Eastern dance, clay handbuilding, acrylic and oil painting classes, needle felting workshops and our popular Vintage Movie Night series hosted by local film historian Eric Grayson, which offers guests an opportunity to view rare and unique films.
Every Saturday from 12-5 pm, GPAC opens its art classroom for free monthly art activities for children and their families as part of our Arts for All program. Open studio art projects are also available during spring, fall and winter breaks.
In the summer, GPAC’s popular day camps let kids get messy and creative in Clay Camp, Camp Create, Paint-a-Palooza and Performing Arts Camp. These camps are run by local artists and include an exhibition or performance at the end of the week for parents.
Park enthusiasts can enjoy the sounds of the Garfield Park Art & Music Festival and free theatrical productions from the Garfield Shakespeare Company in the main gallery and at the Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater in the spring and summer.
For more information on our exhibits and programs, visit gpacarts.org or check out our Facebook events. Stay in the know with us, follow us on Instagram at @garfield_park_arts_center, on Twitter at @GPACIndyParks and on Facebook.