Indianapolis Art Center will draw on its 90 years of experience in operating and programming the new space, opening in Fishers this summer
The City of Fishers announced today that it has entered into an operator’s agreement with the Indianapolis Art Center to program and operate the new Fishers Art Center, scheduled to open in June.
Fishers Art Center will be part of the new City Hall & Art Center, located on the site of the former Fishers City Hall at 1 Municipal Drive. The facility has been under construction since fall 2022 after engineering reports deemed City Hall was in dire need of millions of dollars in repairs due to foundational and mechanical failures.
With a large pedestrian breezeway at its center, the three-story Fishers Municipal Complex will dedicate its first floor to the Fishers Art Center, a dynamic arts education facility that’s the first of its kind in Fishers. Fishers Art Center will feature art exhibitions, two art studios, a clay studio, and a flexible theater with multiple configuration options to accommodate performances, meetings, art classes, and events. The upper floors of the complex will serve as a home for city administrative offices.
“We’re excited to partner with the City of Fishers on what will be one of the few municipal buildings in the country with dedicated space for art-making, art exhibitions, and a theater,” said Mark Williams, president of the Indianapolis Art Center. “You can expect to see some best practices exported from our Broad Ripple location along with some Fishers-specific projects that come from Fishers groups and artists.”
Programming at the Fishers Art Center will begin in June with summer camps. Camp registration for children and families is now open at https://indyartcenter.org/camps/. Camps are half day, so campers can enroll in a morning and an afternoon camp, making it a full-day of art-making. Camps include clay, digital art, drawing and painting, cartoons and characters, and more. Instructors are trained teaching artists and classes are small, with an instructor and assistant in every camp.
Also beginning this summer, the Fishers Art Center will host two-hour Make It Take It classes and workshops for all ages. The first quarterly art exhibition at the center will also open in June.
To learn more and watch construction videos, visit ThisIsFishers.com/FishersArtCenter.