Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Giving

The holiday season is intensifying and with the end of one year and the beginning of another,  we take moments amongst the flurry (and flurries) to reflect.  When thinking of appreciating the past and hopes for the future, the idea of "What is special, unique?" A wonderful way to make note is through art; marking past events, personal relationships or creating new memories. Always thoughtful, hopefully thought provoking.  Please support the arts communities throughout the bring yourself and your friends/family much joy and amazement.  Memberships to art organizations, tickets to upcoming events, taking a class, buying a special item, starting an art collection, attending an art seminar, joining an art club. A gift to be shared and enjoyed year round.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Santa's Helpers in Irvington

Many people braved the chill to do some holiday shopping during Christmas in Irvington. They found that the local shops kept them warm as they perused all the beautiful items, sampled savory snacks and had a visit with Santa. Thanks for supporting your local merchants. Your friends and family will be thrilled with their one-of-a-kind gifts! And, a Santa's helper was seen picking up an IGA looks like someone may be getting an IGA membership that "gives" all year 'round! To see more people enjoying the evening, check out Irvington Guild of Artists on FaceBook.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas in Irvington 12/4/09 from 5-9pm

The Irvington Guild of Artists will have representatives on hand at Blooming Dragon Emporium for this year's Christmas in Irvington.
Membership applications for 2010 will be available as well as information about upcoming exhibits! Please join us in supporting Irvington's merchants during this holiday season.

Did you know that according to many economists, that SHOPPING LOCAL helps the community far better than shopping online or at chain retailers? And, not just a little. It is estimated that for every $100 spent locally, $68-$73 comes back to Irvington. Spend the money at a national chain? Only $43 comes back.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our NEW IGA Logo!

It has been many years coming but we are proud to unveil the NEW Irvington Guild of Artists logo.

Color options to be unveiled soon along with merchandise opportunities like T-Shirts and bumper stickers!

The 2009 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION is available TODAY 6/20 at Celebrate Irvington and during the Irvington Art Walk from 12-6pm. It will be posted online as a downloadable PDF as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Walk in the Park 2010

Yes, you read that correctly.

Due to the current economic climate the Irvington Guild of Artists is unable to hold its annual Walk in the Park Art Fair at Ellenberger Park in 2009. We are deeply saddened by this decision but it was necessary to maintain the high quality of the fair.

However, we are already organizing for 2010 and we need your help! Volunteers make the IGA happen and are vital to bringing these events to the public. Please contact us at to let us know of your willingness to help.

2010 will feature a one day event in late August on a SATURDAY! We will fill the park with artists, food vendors, entertainment, artist demonstrations a "hands-on" art area called Dali's Digs for Kids and much, much more!

ARTISTS: be sure your information is up to date with us. Email to maintain your contact information for the 2010 e-application!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

June 20th - Save This Date to Celebrate Irvington

June 20th will be a very special day in Irvington this year. It is a day to CELEBRATE IRVINGTON and there will be a lot of activities going on all day to help you celebrate. Some of those include the Irvington Guild of Artists Art Walk, the unveiling of the new Irvington logo, the Irvington Presbyterian Church Fish Fry, a Farmer's Market at Edibles, a vintage sale sponsored by Friends of Irving Circle, and live music in the evening. So, mark you calendar now so that you don't miss any of these fun events. For more details about the events planned for the day, visit our Art Walk page.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Collectors Show TONIGHT 5/22

Please join us at the opening of the IGA Collector's Show hosted by the BonaThompson Memorial Center at 5350 University Ave.

What: Art Reception with food, wine and conversation.
When: May 22, 2009 from 5:30-8:00pm

The show is on view from May 22 - August 2 2009 during regular gallery hours at the BTMC.

The IGA Collectors Show highlights the importance of collecting original fine and and showcases original works from 8 private collections belonging to Irvington residents.

Michael the Archangel by Brett Duchon (above) is one of the many works featured in this year's Collector Show.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

IGA 2009

Happy January!

Welcome to the official blog for the Irvington Guild of Artists!
Here you will find all the current information for events, membership, volunteer opportunities, exhibitions, board members, questions, answers and all things art related in Irvington!!

Over 2008 it has become very apparent that maintaining a website with current event information is a big job and our all volunteer board needs a fast and efficient way to get information out to you - the arts supporter. To that end we are creating this blog!

Please be patient as we gt information updated and out to you. All event and meeting dates and times will be posted by Friday February 6th, 2009. We look forward to another exiting year promoting the arts in Irvington and Indianapolis.

Our first important announcement for 2009!

We are thrilled to be able to call the Bona Thompson Memorial Center our new home!
All IGA board meetings will be held at the center and we will be assisting with exhibitions and providing additional support for the BTMC. We sincerely hope that as you begin to consider your philanthropic support for 2009 you consider the strength of this partnership and include both the IGA and the BTMC along with the Irvington Historical Society in your plans.