Must-See Educational Arts Experiences this February and March

There’s no better time to find arts opportunities that both educate and entertain than in February and March, when the nation celebrates Black History Month and Women’s History Month respectively.

Cultural institutions throughout central Indiana offer a wealth of programming that honors significant figures of the past, celebrates those in the present, and motivates future change-makers. Many of these are listed on, central Indiana’s only online directory for arts education!

An icon in both black and women’s history, students can learn about Indy’s own Madam C.J. Walker’s life through Freetown Village’s The Madam Walker Story, then head over to the Indiana Historical Society to visit their interactive exhibit You Are There: Madam C.J. Walker: Empowering Women, where visitors can learn how about how she built a million-dollar beauty empire.

The Madam Walker Story
The Madam Walker Story

For more entertaining and educational historical stories, visit the Butler Arts Center for their production of Four Score & Seven Years Ago, a story of an escaped slave who befriends a Confederate soldier; Long Road to Freedom, where a freed slave and Quaker girl build a friendship on the Underground Railroad; or Diary of Anne Frank, the story of a 13-year old girl who documents her life concealed in an attic during the Holocaust. There are even more inspiring stories like these listed on

Take advantage of $5 admission to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on February 6 and March 5 to visit the Power of Children exhibit, where guests are transported into the lives of Ruby Bridges and Anne Frank, extraordinary children who made a positive difference in the world. Children also take center stage in the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s powerful production of The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963. This family-friendly show has meaning for audiences of all ages.

The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963

These programs and more can all be found on Indiana’s first online directory for arts education. In addition to being a great resource for educators seeking out field trips and in-school workshop opportunities, IndyArtsEd serves as an easy-to-use tool for parents looking for fun after-school activities, school break camps, and even family-friendly events.

IndyArtsEd is an initiative by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Get started at!

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