Monday, October 4, 2010

"Seeing the Tree and the Forest" Art Show and Silent Auction

Please join us and support these young artists in their efforts to
raise money for a worthwhile cause.

The CFI Art Club at IPS School #2  is hosting an art show and sale of original artwork.

Over 25 young artists will be exhibiting paintings and mixed media
collages. The proceeds raised from the sale of the artwork will
help fund a trip to the Appalachian mountains in the spring of
2011. During the trip the students will explore the rich art culture
of the region and complete a service project. In addition to the art
show, local artists are donating original artwork for a silent auction.

Please join us at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center located in
historic Irvington.

Friday, Oct. 8, from 7:00-10:00pm
Silent auction will close at 9pm
Bona Thompson Memorial Center
5350 E. University Ave., Indianapolis

More information: Daphne Draa, or (317)-226-4202

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Walk in the Park

Thanks to all who came out (over 400) to Ellenberger yesterday.  Happy dogs, happy kids, happy art-lovers strolled the park, enjoying the incredible art in the 40+ booths.  Kids of all ages made their own art. And, the animals brought their own fun. Who did you like the best? The turtle who munched her way across the lawn? The non-stinky skunk? The ferret? The overcast skies gave some relief to the heat as people munched, chatted, and bought original items for their collections or gifts. And, welcomed "neighbors" from all over the country. Thanks to those who helped us update our database and who renewed /joined as members of the IGA.  We can now better reach out to you to keep you informed. And your membership helps fund the many events the IGA provides. Keeping artists and Community connected. 

If you have photos you'd like to share....let us know and we'll post them. And be sure to visit our Facebook page and become a fan!

Video by Steve Shattuck

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tomorrow is almost here!

Rain or Shine!  
The 2010 A Walk in the Park Irvington Art Fair WILL HAPPEN on Saturday August 21, 2010 from Noon-6pm in Ellenberger Park.  Read what all you can do:

  • Enjoy over 40 artists. Leaisurely shopping and one of a kind creations.
  • Eat food from CP Catering and AlliCarte Catering. Ribs, Chicken, Hot Dogs, Walking Tacos, Ice Cream, Lemonade and MORE!!
  • Watch a live animal show by ANIMALIA from 1-3pm near Dali's Digs for Kids on the stage.
  • Did I mention Dali's Digs?  We will be printmaking, creating tissue paper stained glass and bringing to life real works by Kandinski, Munch and VanGogh as GIANT murals!
  • Be sure to visit the IGA booth for more information about how you can help plan for and bring to life a great 2011 arts season in Irvington.
  • Many Irvington community organizations will be on hand to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.
Please visit the Walk in the Park event page to see a complete list of artists and organizations.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walk in the Park

SATURDAY,  August 21, Noon - 6 pm

August is here and it is almost time for the annual Walk in the Park Art Fair. To keep you posted on the details we have added a new page devoted to Walk in the Park. Check it out!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Halloween Festival Poster Contest EXTENDED till 8/28.

Check out the Call for Artists tab now! The deadline has been extended till Friday August 27th at 6pm.  Entries may also be dropped off at the IGA booth at Walk in the Park August 21st from noon-6pm.  All Hallowartists wanted!

The Call for Artists tab has all the details or follow this link for all of the contest information - and remember the extended deadline.

Walk In The Park Art Fair August 21

Irvington Art AUGUST 21 Walk in the Park! Noon - 6PM. Over 30 artists, Community booths, Dali's Digs for live art activities for kids, yummy food and more! Ellenberger Park. (This is the Saturday after the August Farmers Market). Please help us spread the word by putting the info out on your Facebook page to your friends! And, thanks!

Look for more details to come, soon!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Walk in the Park Contact Information

Dear Walk in the Park participants and visitors!  We are aware of some issues with our email communcation.  If you have applied and not heard from us don't despair.  We have set up a new email address: for this year. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions and requests.

There is a second round for applications.  If you missed the deadline there are a few spaces left.  Please apply as soon as possible and we will be sure to contact you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Irvington Halloween Festival 4th Annual Poster Contest

The 64th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival
2010 Poster Design Contest

The Historic Irvington Community Council (HICC) requests proposals for a poster to commemorate the 64th annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival (IHF).

The Irvington Halloween Festival is a family event that has been a part of Irvington for over 60 years and is centered around the children of Irvington. This week-long festival / fundraiser is hosted by the HICC. The HICC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for all Irvington residents and businesses. The Halloween Festival and its associated events more than 10,000 people each year. This year’s festival will include haunted ghost tours, The Slightly Haunted Puppet Show, Halloween themed children’s movies, a house decorating contest, and more. The week of festivities concludes on Saturday October 30 festival that features, a parade, over 130 vendors, a costume contest, live music, games, crafts and other entertainment.

The poster should represent and reflect the spirit and essence of this event. The 2010 Irvington Halloween Festival runs from October 23rd through the 30th.

Final art and entry forms are due by Friday, Aug 6th, 2010, at 6 PM and may be dropped off at the Irvington Branch Library.

Artists will be notified contest results by Friday August 13, 2010.

Here is a complete listing of the official rules and guidelines for the contest.

Go here for more information about the 2010 festival.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Irvington Art Walk - June 5th

On Saturday, June 5th, you are invited to join us in celebrating our unique eastside community. During Celebrate Irvington you will have a chance to talk with artists, visit our shops, admire the hand-painted murals on several buildings, and enjoy a tasty meal or snack at one of Irvington’s fine eateries. Attending the event is free of charge and family friendly. As part of our celebration, the Irvington Guild of Artists sponsors the Irvington Art Walk from Noon - 6 pm. To see the full schedule of events for Celebrate Irvington, please visit our Irvington Art Walk web page. You'll also find a Google Map showing all the venues.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

IGA Sponsored Concert in Ellenberger Park Saturday 5/22

You're invited to hear one of Irvington's most entertaining and hard-working bands - on us!  Jan Flexon and the Dancin' Nancys will be playing at the kick-off concert for the Ellenberger Park FREE Summer Concert Series.  The show begins promptly at 6:30pm and will last till around 8 or 8:30pm.  Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics for this wonderful welcome to the Spring & Summer arts season in Irvington.

While you're there please pick up your 2010 IGA member application, fill it out and turn it in!  The IGA is a member supported organization and without you we can't continue the amazing programs and events we organize and support - like the Art Walk June 5th, Creative Art Camp in July and the Walk in the Park in August.

IGA Collectors Show Opening 5/21

Please join us Friday evening 5/21 from 5:30-8pm at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center for the opening reception of the annual Collectors Show. 
The Collectors Show highlights the private art collections of local residents and acts as a catalyst for those looking to start their own collection or to learn about why they should collect fine art.  Food and wine will complement this evening reception and we hope you will join us for this free event!
Check out our announcement in this week's Indianapolis Arts Council e-news - the Be Indypendent pick of the week!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The 2010 Walk in the Park Art Fair!

IT'S DONE!  I have loaded the Walk in the Park (WIP) application for 2010. (Check the link in the sidebar.)  Please email with any questions:  We need volunteers for the day of, help with Dali's Digs for Kids and of course ARTISTS and CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS of all kinds to make this a great day!

*Please note - the application from is a VIEW and PRINT only. We are working on a static page with the PDF document. Please e-mail us for a PDF to be sent directly to you!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Art of Collecting Photography (Panel Discussion)

April 11, 2-4pm
Photographers’ Forum -
Art of Collecting Photography (Panel Discussion)

David Moore, owner/director of Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN and conservator/co-curator
, Stephen Todd will be discussing the many facets of collecting photography from the patrons' and artists' points of view. Join our panel to discuss the growing enthusiasm for collecting photography. Visit for more information.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Artist Reception April 9!

Hope to see you at the Artist Reception for Variations: A Gathering of Photographic Ideas, including the photographic works of Craig McCormick, Joel Butler, K.C. Ferrill, and Ron Kern, Friday, April 9, 5:30-8, at the Bona Thompson. Bring a friend!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Art Awaits You!

FIRST FRIDAY...and more!

Variations: A Gathering of Photographic Ideas

Including the photographic works of Craig McCormick, Joel Butler, K.C. Ferrill, and Ron Kern

March 31 – May 16, 2010
Bona Thompson Memorial Center
Artists’ Reception – April 9, 5:30 – 8pm

FIRST FRIDAY: April 2 and May 7, 5:30-8pm at the Bona Thompson

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Here you go! Now you can save the dates for IGA events on your calendar. See you there! (We need volunteers for all, so don't be shy. Put your hand up, have extra fun. Contact us now.)

Friday, March 5, 2010

First Friday

TGIF! and it's FIRST Friday. You know what that means. The IGA is supporting the Casserole exhibit by the INvision artists at the Bona Thompson. 5:30-8 PM tonight. Come enjoy an early Spring evening with wonderful art and artists. You'll also have an opportunity to update your membership to the IGA....lots of fun events this year! See you tonight.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hey, Facebook fans of Irvington Guild of Artists, you can help spread the word. When you encourage your friends to become a FAN of IGA, they can easily see what events are coming up because all the info is IGA-only related. You can also help by encouraging them to bookmark this Facebook page. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


FIRST FRIDAY AT THE BONA THOMPSON: Casserole, with INvision artists has just a few more days of display (closes March 28). Be sure to enjoy an early Spring evening at the Bona. 5:30-8PM. Now would be a great time to renew or join the Irvington Guild of Artists as a member.

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 7: CHECK IT OUT. 2-4PM at Bona Thompson. Free.
History of Photography and Alternative Photographic Processes
Stephen Rose, owner of Stephen Rose Fine Art, will share stories behind the history of photogrpahy and how it made an inpact in our world. See examples of various photographic processes, from cyanotypes to polaroid transfers and gum bichromate to gelatin silver. Stephen was a professor of photography in Boston, has been a dealer of fine photography for many years, and a gifted photographer in his own right. Visit for more information. This sounds so cool. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

INvision Casserole Photographers' Forum

Check out the INvision Casserole exhibit at the Bona Thompson from 2-4PM, Sunday, February 7. The first Photographer's Forum will feature the artists talking about their work. Come with all your curiosity and questions!  And, save March 7 for the next Forum: The Art of Collecting Photography. Same time, 2-4PM at the Bona. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Updating the IGA database

The Irvington Guild of Artists is updating our data base and we need your help. We now have a student intern (yay!) and she may be calling you soon to confirm the info we have and to update info.  It will take less than 2 minutes.  Or, we may send you a brochure and ask for info updates that you can then snail-mail back.  Or, you can just email us at or We'd love to have your email, phone, Facebook, Twitter info and would really love to have you renew your membership.  (No worries, your info is safe with us.) Your membership directly supports the art events that the Irvington Guild of Artists sponsor.  You know the ones: the Art Walk in June, Creative Art Camp, Walk in the Park, the Collector's Show and more! So, looking forward to connecting  with you soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Exhibit of the New Year!

Casserole: A Mixture of Photographic Thoughts

New works by INvision: Alliance of Photographic Artists

On View: January 11 – March 27, 2010 at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center

Hours: Wednesday 1 – 3pm; Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4pm, and by appt.

Reception: Jan. 15, 5:30 – 8pm; casseroles will be served.

Open First Fridays: February 5 and March 5 from 5:30 – 8pm.

Free admission to all events and open to the public

Casserole: A Mixture of Photographic Thoughts contains new works by INvision artists, including works using historic processes and digital technology. Artworks will include imagery concerning ideas about architecture, the landscape, and portraiture. The artists will be at the reception on January 15 from 5:30 to 8:00pm to meet with patrons. Join the artists to enjoy the artwork, good food, including casseroles, and lively conversation.

Casserole: A Mixture of Photographic Thoughts is presented with support from the Irvington Guild of Artists and the Irvington Historical Society.

About the organizations:

INvision: Alliance of Photographic Artists has been meeting together to promote and advance the art of photography since the mid 1990’s. INvision provides a platform for photographic discourse in order to encourage the artistic growth of its members and to enrich the lives of interested people through the experience of photography. Members are from many walks of life and find that art photography is the creative outlet that feeds their soul. Patrons will find a diverse group of image-making techniques and imagery from the members of INvision as each photographer shares their unique vision about this world in which we live.

It is the MISSION of the Irvington Guild of Artists to promote Irvington as a center for advancement of the arts by educating, sponsoring art exhibitions, and assisting the development of artists in their media.