Art Galleries Tour in Indianapolis, Indianapolis (Self Guided)

Indianapolis is a happy hunting ground for art enthusiasts, featuring cultural establishments exhibiting contemporary and traditional art objects, photography and other types of visual art. Take the following tour to discover Indianapolis’ best art galleries.
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Art Galleries Tour in Indianapolis Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour in Indianapolis
Guide Location: USA » Indianapolis (See other walking tours in Indianapolis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: Sandra
Kuaba Gallery Incorporated‎

1) Kuaba Gallery Incorporated‎

The Kuaba Gallery, on Massachusetts Avenue, features African art of the 21st century. Fine art connoisseurs can find unique pieces here, and this gallery is home to frequently changing exhibitions. Famous for 3D works, they are its biggest seller.
McFee Gallery and Studios

2) McFee Gallery and Studios

McFee Gallery and Studios, in the Massachusetts Avenue Arts District, is abundant in unique art and cultural sites. Named after artist Thomas Richard McPhee, known for his tiny crystal sculptures, it is famous for its vivid works made of all imaginable materials. Regional and national handcrafted objects are exhibited here.
Art Bank‎

3) Art Bank‎

Indianapolis Art Bank, a well-known spot in the Massachusetts Avenue Arts District, serves as an exposition space for public and private showcases of native artists in a diversity of disciplines and styles. Find some of the best local art here, as well as studio space for rent.
Dean Johnson Gallery

4) Dean Johnson Gallery

The Dean Johnson Gallery, on Massachusetts Avenue, was founded by Dean Johnson Design to showcase contemporary native, regional and national artists. Its purpose is to promote talent and provide connections for design firms and the fine artists of the city. This nonprofit organization helps the visual arts reach a wider audience.
Indianapolis Arts Garden‎

5) Indianapolis Arts Garden‎

The Indianapolis Arts Garden is a glassed dome spanning the intersection of Washington and Illinois streets in downtown Indianapolis. It serves not only as a pedestrian connector between the Circle Centre Mall and nearby buildings, but also as a venue for the display and performance of artistic and musical works. In addition, the Artsgarden houses the Cultural Concierge which provides ticket information, maps, and visitor guides for art events in Indianapolis.

The structure, including the walkways connecting it to the adjacent buildings, is owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The floor of the Artsgarden stands 17 feet (5.2 meters) above the intersection. A series of arched steel trusses creates a graduated set of glassed vaults, the tallest of which is 75 feet (23 meters) above the floor and 95 feet (29 meters) above the street. The design yields a total free-span length of 110 feet (34 meters) within the dome. A total of 32,000 square feet (3,000 square meters) of glass is used in the structure to give it an airy, open feel. The entire dome is set on two pairs of 185-foot (56 meters) plate girders that diagonally span the intersection.

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Herron Gallery

6) Herron Gallery

The Herron School of Art is a faculty of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The Herron Gallery is a nonprofit fine arts gallery displaying both students and works of art by local, national and foreign artists. Its 3,200 square feet of space hosts about ten exhibitions a year. It is dedicated to providing the city with a deeper connection to the visual arts.
IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery

7) IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery

The Cultural Arts Gallery, also called Purdue Galleries, is located in the IUPUI Campus Center, Suite 240, Student Activities Center. Since 1997 it has encouraged the comprehension of the arts and the cultures that have contributed to these objects. Holding seven expositions a year, including student artists, contemporary painters and sculptors, admission to this gallery is free.

Walking Tours in Indianapolis, Indiana

Create Your Own Walk in Indianapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Indianapolis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Indianapolis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Indianapolis’ rich history is reflected in its multiple landmarks. Monument Circle, a traffic circle in the center of Indianapolis, contains the famous Soldiers & Sailors Monument, and a concentration of the city’s tallest buildings surrounding it. Take the following tour to discover Indianapolis’ best landmarks.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Fountain Square Tour in Indianapolis

Fountain Square Tour in Indianapolis

The Fountain Square district is a more than century-old mercantile and cultural center. It is famous for its fine art galleries, significant antique trading, unique restaurants, live entertainment and multiple retailers. Remarkable constructions such as the Town Square Fountain, churches, Fountain Square Theatre Building and other landmarks can be found here. Take the following tour to discover...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Indianapolis Religious Buildings Tour

Indianapolis Religious Buildings Tour

Indianapolis contains an extensive variety of churches which have influenced the social geography of the city. The following tour will guide visitors to the city’s oldest and most significant religious architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km
Architecture Tour in Indianapolis

Architecture Tour in Indianapolis

Indianapolis contains many unique constructions throughout the city that gives it an inimitable identity. Some of its best buildings are located along the diagonal avenues coming from Mile Square, according to the city plan of Alexander Ralston in 1821. Many of them are registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore Indianapolis’ architectural treasures in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Indianapolis Museums Tour

Indianapolis Museums Tour

Indianapolis’ variety of museums and galleries appeals to those interested in the city’s history and architecture. Following this tour you can see its most popular museums, libraries and houses, and discover the historical, cultural and social life of Indianapolis.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.2 km
Nightlife in Downtown Indianapolis

Nightlife in Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a great place to party, offering a blend of trendiness and traditionalism in its variety of downtown lounges and cultural scenes. Featuring theaters, pubs, comedy clubs, bars, restaurants and other locales, take the following tour to discover Indianapolis’ hottest nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Indianapolis for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Indianapolis has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Indianapolis, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.