Welcome to the historic
Art Bank
 The building's history and its current use combine to create a free-spirited atmosphere that warmly welcomes everyone.

With over 30 artists on display, Art Bank offers a variety of styles, media, years of experience and price levels.
 Our artists are constantly creating and rotating their work and we are always welcoming new artists to join us- there is always something new to see.

Art Bank is in a historical bank building with period features such as the teller room and the vault- home of the Book Nook, which offers locally 
published books. On the second floor, you'll find Strumento, one of downtown's only art supply stores.
Join us on First Fridays when we have receptions and extended hours for the featured artist or group show of the month
 and keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for events throughout the month or book a time to host your own

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Our latest news...

The Art of Rivalry II by Audwynn Newman July 6-27th

posted Jun 30, 2018, 4:01 PM by Art Bank

The Art of Rivalry II by Audwynn Newman July 6-27th. Artist reception First Friday July 6th 6-9pm 

Sara Robinson's Fantasyland 2018 June 1st

posted May 28, 2018, 2:12 PM by Art Bank

On display June 1st-30th. Artist reception First Friday June 1st 6-9pm

My show is based on costume design.  A patron can both display this piece as well as take it off the wall and wear it.  The overall concept behind the artwork is to allow people to transform into a magical world of make-believe, within the realm of reality.  Life is really serious and can be hard.  I want to give other people a chance to take a break from the seriousness of reality and life and just be able to play. 

Sara Robinson is an Indianapolis based artist who draws her inspiration from her background in vocal performance.  She is a costume design based artist who works with mixed media.  She uses alternative materials to create her works of art and specializes in ceramic and printmaking mediums.


posted Feb 2, 2018, 1:10 PM by Art Bank


On display February 1-28 At Art Bank Gallery 811 Massachusetts Ave 46204
Opening reception February 2nd 6-9pm
Admission and parking free

Dharma in the Heartland is an ongoing documentary project that I began in 2012 and is the body of work from which the images for this exhibit have been selected.  Unknown to most mid-westerners, there are at present 150 small but vibrant Buddhist spiritual communities (known as Sanghas) and meditation centers in the Midwest region of the U.S.  My photographic inquiry into these communities began with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, IN which is the focal point of this exhibit. The intention behind my documentary photography of Buddhism in the Midwest is to provide others with insight into a very different culture that exists in America's heartland.  It is my hope that this project will provide others with visual art that is at once thought provoking, insightful and engaging.


Abstract Views of the World, Waiting To Be Seen BY DARRELL STAGGS 

Opening reception: Friday, 5-January 2018 6-9pm

Exhibit runs 5-January through 31-January

Admission and parking--free

Abstract Views of the World, Waiting To Be Seen

The world around us is rich with shapes, colors, flows, textures, … and emotions.  It is all Real, right in front of us, every day and night, …but is just waiting to be seen.

The January Featured Artist exhibit at Art Bank Gallery will display the photographic images of Darrell Staggs that capture abstract views of the world right in front of us.   Many of us will only look, but rarely see.

Opening reception: Friday, 5-January 2018 6-9pm

Exhibit runs 5-January through 31-January

The Beatles Cartoon Art Show -- Ron Campbell

posted Nov 29, 2017, 12:29 PM by Art Bank

Legendary animator/director Ron Campbell and his Beatles Cartoon Art Show, is the Feature at Art Bank Gallery December 1st-3rd. 
Opening reception December 1st 6-9pm. 
Admission and parking- free

The Beatles Cartoon Art Show is a one man show featuring legendary animator/director Ron Campbell. Ron was the Director of the Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series which aired from 1965 – 1969 and animator on the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Ron will appear at the show painting and selling original works of art, customizing his pop art paintings for customers and creating original paintings on purchasers’ certificates of authenticity.The Beatles Cartoon Art Show will also include paintings spanning his entire 50 year animation career including Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, Rugrats, Flintstones, Jetsons, Smurfs and more. All works are available to purchase.

"Insomnia" Abstract works by Crystal Cazzell (Luckman) "CC" November at Art Bank

posted Oct 21, 2017, 8:31 AM by Art Bank

Painter Crystal Cazzell (Luckman) “CC” and her show, “Insomnia” will be the artist featured for the month of November. Colorful works of abstract, impressionistic city scapes and more. “This collection is all about getting my happy back by using bright colors after a dark period in my life” she said “Often at night when I’m unable to fall asleep, my mind  swirling around with thoughts and feelings I find myself drawn to the canvas so I paint.  It is amazing how much I enjoy each one and I am always surprised by them”.
Opening reception First Friday November 3rd 6-9pm

Radie Clark- February Feature Artist

posted Jan 20, 2017, 7:09 PM by Art Bank   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:28 AM ]

Art Bank's February Feature is "Design by Lilith" by Radie Clark. Feb 3-28.
Radie and a painter/photographer friend in the UK met through Instagram. They decided to merge ideas and created "Design by Lilith". Radie's focus is on landscape and lifestyle and has a variety of pieces on printed on metal. The metal really makes photos stand out. "I like people to 'feel' something when they see my work.  Hopefully a good feeling, but even 'oh that's striking' elicits a feeling. I do what I do because beauty is everywhere - I like to capture it.  It helps me connect with people and nature with a sense of appreciation and gratitude." Inspired by Ansel Adams and growing up in Southern Indiana, she has been doing Photography since the age of 10 as a project for 4-H. She has published work and has a 16 x 20 foot piece on Hotel Indigo in Columbus, Indiana. 
All who attend can enter a drawing for the chance to receive one of Radie's pieces valued up to $180

January Featured Artist

posted Dec 31, 2016, 3:36 PM by Art Bank   [ updated Dec 31, 2016, 3:40 PM ]

"Ann Volans" Anna Simon
Reception January 6th--IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour 6-9pm
Cats, crystals, and colorful creations; these are what Anna "Volans" Simon is most notable for making. As a young child, Anna had always been imaging up strange animals and vibrant worlds. Now, after growing up completing a bachelor's and masters' Studio art degree from Pensacola Christian College, she continues to create these whimsical pictures from her head to the best of her ability. Always fascinated by color and life, she hopes to put out something that can encourage and amuse those who view her work!



"Refind Your Palette"

posted Nov 20, 2016, 2:22 PM by Art Bank

The Art Bank will feature a group show of Art Bank Artists as part of the December IDADA First Friday Art Tour, Friday, December 2nd, 6-9pm. Admission is free.

Artists will display pieces that give a look "behind the scenes" into their creative process. For some painters, this will be literally showing their palette or additional pieces that reflect how they work. For photographers, it may be revolve around their equipment or inspiration. Either way, it'll be a look into an artist's world and a fun perspective.

Art Bank to Host IDADA's First In Line

posted Oct 16, 2016, 6:07 PM by Art Bank

The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) will hold its annual First In Line event at the Art Bank Gallery, an IDADA Member Gallery, on October 28th, 6-9pm. Admission is free. As IDADA’s only fundraiser, annually, many of Indianapolis’ finest artists donate their work to First In Line, and it’s an excellent chance to get a great deal on beautiful work.

First In Line is an event fueled by artists and supported by art appreciators. Central Indiana artists donate pieces they’ve created and all artwork during the event is sold for $100, with no other qualifiers factoring into the price. Patrons and visitors will have a chance to preview the donated work during regular Art Bank hours on October 28th, from 1pm to 5:55pm, having a chance to mingle and get a good look at the art. At 6pm, sales will begin, and purchasers will be allowed to take their selected art off the walls and to the cashier.

There’s a bit of a competitive nature, but fun wins out and attending artists and patrons have a chance to network and connect—the basis of IDADA.

Art work will remain available for purchase through Sunday, October 30th, will all First In Line sales continuing to help IDADA maintain its mission of developing awareness of the artist and dealer, encouraging strong continuing community support for the visual arts, and promoting the highest professional standards.

Faith Blackwell, “Sole Purpose,” to be November Feature at the Art Bank

posted Oct 1, 2016, 8:26 PM by Art Bank

Photographer Faith Blackwell and her show, “Sole Purpose,” will be featured for the November IDADA First Friday Art Tour, November 4th, 6-9pm. Admission is free.

Serving as the introduction to a book, Blackwell’s show tells the story of people and their passions, and seeing into their world through their shoes. “It is more than an exhibit displaying pretty shoes,” said Blackwell. “Shoes can represent a memory or a specific time in life where we have experienced joys and struggles.”

Faith Blackwell worked as a marketing coordinator for 10 years before taking the leap into photography. “I always said that photography chose me, because I had no idea, no clue, that when I first picked up a camera, I wouldn’t want to put it down,” said Blackwell. “Senior portraits, business headshots, beauty, and events are my specialties, while I enjoy all types and am most driven when creativity is involved.” Blackwell also has a studio at the Stutz and shares space at the Circle City Industrial Complex.

Faith Blackwell is drawn to fashion photography because she can be as creative as she wants to be, and can take her ideas to the limit. Other programming for her First Friday event will include a selfie station, focusing on shoes, and many of the models for her photos will be on hand to discuss the shoot. “My art is photography with fashion flair,” said Blackwell. “And everyone LOVES shoes!”


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