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Meet the Artists XXXV Gala Opening Reception

Presented by the IndyPL African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture

2023-02-11 17:30:00 2023-02-11 22:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Meet the Artists XXXV Gala Opening Reception Celebrate Indianapolis’ talented Black artists, designers, authors, and musicians for the 35th anniversary of the Meet The Artists Exhibit! Join emcees Steve "Scoop" Jefferson and Karen Campbell for an evening of art, music, fashion, performances, and more at this opening gala event. Central Library -

Saturday, February 11
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-11 17:30:00 2023-02-11 22:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Meet the Artists XXXV Gala Opening Reception Celebrate Indianapolis’ talented Black artists, designers, authors, and musicians for the 35th anniversary of the Meet The Artists Exhibit! Join emcees Steve "Scoop" Jefferson and Karen Campbell for an evening of art, music, fashion, performances, and more at this opening gala event. Central Library -

Celebrate Indianapolis’ talented Black artists, designers, authors, and musicians for the 35th anniversary of the Meet The Artists Exhibit! Join emcees Steve "Scoop" Jefferson and Karen Campbell for an evening of art, music, fashion, performances, and more at this opening gala event.

Featured Entertainers Include:

  • Alpha Blackburn - Fashion Show Director
  • Unit Band - Musical Guest (Band)
  • Gabrielle Patterson - Poet
  • Andraye Speed & Lawrence North Sounds of Praise - Gospel
  • DJiSM - DJ
  • Robert F. Burden, Jr - Tap Dancer
  • Jamahl Keyes “The Magic Comic” - Magician

Youth Workshops & Entertainment (6-8:30 p.m.) in the Learning Curve:

  • Mask Making Workshop with artist Latoya Marlin
  • Face Painting with Cinamon the Clown
  • Balloon Twisting by Tiphanny Keyes
  • Big Games and Interactive Gadgets with staff from The Learning Curve @Central Library

The Library closes at 5 p.m., doors will re-open at 5:30 p.m. Free limited parking is available in The Library's parking garage. Enter from Pennsylvania Street.

The Meet the Artists Masters Exhibit will be on display throughout Central Library. This year’s exhibit features Master Artists, highlighting the works of numerous individuals who have shared their talents and creativity with the Indianapolis community throughout the event's 35 year history. Learn more and see artwork.

Made possible by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Eric and Pat Gillispie and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Central Library

Phone: 317-275-4100

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

As the hub of the Indianapolis Public Library system, Central Library showcases renowned architecture and services. The original 1917 building, designed by Paul Cret and constructed of Indiana limestone in the Greek Doric style, was considered one of the most outstanding secular buildings in the U.S. Its six-story glass and steel-framed addition, designed by Evans Woollen, opened in 2007.

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