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Indianapolis Public Art Bicycle Tours

 

Public Art Tours
 

Overview


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. This year’s lineup is as follows:

 

Friday April 21 – Indy Art at Night
Saturday May 13 – Fountain Square & Fletcher Place Art Tour
Saturday June 10 – Mile Square Art Tour
Saturday July 1 – IUPUI & Canal District Art Tour
Saturday July 22 – Fountain Square & Fletcher Place Art Tour
Saturday August 12 – Mile Square Art Tour
Saturday September 9 – IUPUI & Canal District Art Tour

 

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!

 

 

 

 IndyGo logo2016Two Deep Brewing

 

 

Arts Council of Indianapolis
 

2017 Tours


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!! – Saturday May 13 & Saturday July 22

 

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 down the Cultural Trail and through off the beaten path alleyways discovering it all!

 

Tour starts & finishes at Metazoa Brewing (140 S College 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 – Saturday July 1 & Saturday September 9

 

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 – Saturday June 10 & Saturday August 12

 

 

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!

 

 

Tour Schedule


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.

 

Cost


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.