Broad Ripple Art Trail, Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Broad Ripple Village, in the north downtown district, is Indianapolis' center of the arts. Fine art lovers will be delighted by the array of crafts, antique furniture and collectible pieces found here. The following tour highlights some of Indianapolis’ best art venues.
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Broad Ripple Art Trail, Indianapolis Map

Guide Name: Broad Ripple Art Trail, 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: 4.0 km
Author: Sandra
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Indianapolis Art Center

1) Indianapolis Art Center

The Indianapolis Art Center (known colloquially as the IAC) is an art center located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The Center, founded in 1934 by the Works Project Administration during the Great Depression as the Indianapolis Art League, is located along the White River. It features fine art exhibitions, art classes and studios, a library with over 5,000 titles, the ARTSPARK nature and art park, and the Basile Studio Shop, with hand-crafted work by over 75 local and regional artists. Indianapolis Art Center features annually over 50 exhibitions and has over 3,000 members. The mission of the Indianapolis Art Center is to engage, enlighten, and inspire our community by providing interactive art education, outreach to underserved audiences, support of artists, and exposure to the visual arts.

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Thompson Collection

2) Thompson Collection

Located on Carrollton Avenue, the Thompson Collection features fine art and framing, including an impressive selection of American impressionism. This gallery is decorated with fabulous light fixtures by designer Christina Spann.
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Hoosier Salon

3) Hoosier Salon

The Hoosier Salon opened in 1925 as the first exhibition house of Indiana artists. It is one of the most outstanding and frequently mentioned galleries in the country, and offers an active schedule of shows, classes and workshops. This nonprofit establishment evolves with the times, always showcasing the biggest names in the field of art and attracting those looking for great investments.
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Editions Limited Gallery of Fine Art

4) Editions Limited Gallery of Fine Art

Editions Limited Gallery of Fine Art, founded in 1969 in the center of Broad Ripple, was the city’s first art gallery. Its collection includes unique contemporary and traditional paintings and sculpture, as well as prints and limited edition commission works of about 70 local and artists and renowned masters. Its adjustable walls are suitable for solo and group expositions, as well as workshops and artist showcases. This gallery is frequented by many experienced art collectors.
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Sigman's Gallery

5) Sigman's Gallery

Since 1987, Sigman's Gallery has been Indiana’s premier art gallery. Located in historic Broad Ripple, it features a variety of works, by new and seasoned artists. It also offers custom framing, including framing of archival materials and photos. It is recognized as the foremost facility for custom framing in Indianapolis.
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Fine Estate Art and Rugs

6) Fine Estate Art and Rugs

Fine Estate Art and Rugs, on the south end of Broad Ripple, features over 1,000 new and vintage handcrafted regional items. It also stocks paintings, prints, watercolors, murals, portraits and more. Works by artists from the Hoosier Salon, the Richmond School, Brown County and the Indiana Dunes can be found here as well.
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Broad Ripple Art & Design

7) Broad Ripple Art & Design

Broad Ripple Art & Design, established in 2006, attracts local and regional artists and artisans, displaying great interior and exterior designs. Its co-owners, Doug Arnholter and Teri Barnett, seek uniqueness, value and consistency of work from its line of artists.

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.
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
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
White River State Park Tour in Indianapolis

White River State Park Tour in Indianapolis

White River State Park, spread across 250 acres, houses the Indianapolis Zoo and and White River Gardens, theater and concert venues, museums, bridges, abundant green spaces, waterways and many other amazing attractions. Follow this tour to discover Indianapolis’ White River State Park.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 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
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 the treasures of Fountain Square.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Art Galleries Tour in Indianapolis

Art Galleries Tour in Indianapolis

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 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.