Indianapolis Public Art Bicycle Tours
Art is all around us every time we head out into downtown Indianapolis! Join us as we take a casually paced bike ride through the city to search out and discover a variety of public art installations along the way.
During the tour we’ll be joined by experts from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and when we pause our pedals we’ll share stories about the murals, sculptures, buildings, monuments and other pieces of art that adorn our city.
All proceeds from this series of tours are donated to our friends at the Arts Council! And we couldn’t do this without our great sponsors!
Indy Art at Night Tour – NEW!! – 8:00 to 10:00 PM Friday April 21
Indy art is pretty amazing during the day – but there are pieces all over downtown that come alive after dark!. This brand new tour offering will have us rolling around downtown as the sun goes down!
From the Canal Walk to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail we’ll find sculpture, murals & memorials that integrate lighting into their design. Arts Council Director of Public Art Julia Muney Moore will be our guide as we meander through the Mile Square.
Tour starts & finishes at the Saffron Cafe (621 Fort Wayne Ave, Indy 46204). Riders should plan on arriving by 8:00 pm and we’ll be wrapped up by 10:00 pm. Front & rear lights are required on this tour.
Fountain Square & Fletcher Place Art Tour – NEW!! – DATES COMING SOON!
Join us as we roll into the southeast side of downtown and beyond to discover both traditional and unexpected gritty art installations in and around the Virginia Street corridor.
Artworks on the tour include graffiti, sculpture and commercially themed murals. Arts Council Director of Public Art Julia Muney Moore will be our guide as we meander through the Mile Square.
Tour starts & finishes at Metazoa Brewing (714 N Capitol Ave, Indy 46202). After the public art bike tour we’ll enjoy a tour of the brewery & a private tasting session!
IUPUI & Canal District Art Tour – DATES COMING SOON!
Experience striking architecture, verdant spaces and cool waters as we explore the collections of art on the Canal, in White River State Park and on the IUPUI campus.
Artworks on the tour include murals, sculpture, and highlights of the expansive 92 County Walk at the Indiana State Museum. Arts Council Public Art & Artist Services Coordinator Lindsey Lord will be sharing stories along the way.
Tour starts & finishes at Two Deep Brewing (714 N Capitol Ave, Indy 46204). After the public art bike tour we’ll enjoy a tour of the brewery & a private tasting session!
Mile Square Art Tour – DATES COMING SOON!
We don’t think that even Alexander Ralston would have ever imagined Indy looking this good! We’ll be spending nearly all of our time within the portion of Indy that he designed back in 1821 as we check out art that spans over 100 years of our city’s history.
Artworks on the tour include murals, sculpture, electronic art, civic art on and around the Statehouse, and, of course, the iconic monument in the heart of it all. Arts Council Director of Public Art Julia Muney Moore will be our guide as we meander through the Mile Square.
Tour starts & finishes at Sun King Brewing (135 N College Ave, Indy 46202). After the public art bike tour we’ll chat about what we’ve seen over a complimentary pint courtesy of Sun King!
9:15 AM – Rider check in begins
9:30 AM – Tour departs
12:00 PM – Tour concludes with post ride beverages & conversation
Don’t want to drive downtown? No problem! IndyGo has you covered and is offering a free bus pass and Ride Guide so you can load your bike on the bus and go! Information on how to pick up your pass and ride guide will be sent after you register for the tour.
Advance Registration is $25 if you bring your own bike and $35 including a rental bicycle provided by Bicycle Garage Indianapolis. Tour capacity is limited so on-site registration is not guaranteed.
Tours are held rain or shine, but should we determine that dangerous weather conditions are likely we’ll be in touch to either offer you the opportunity to reschedule or receive a refund.