Don't miss the opportunity to view the works of prominent local African American artists during one of Indianapolis' premier cultural events, Meet the Artists XXXIII. The Meet the Artists exhibit and related virtual events are for individuals and families of all ages!
Works representing a variety of artistic mediums will be on exhibit for public viewing at Central Library and other branch libraries through March 27, 2021.
Beginning February 15 IndyPL locations will re-open in-branch service. Patron visits will be limited to one hour if building is at or near its capacity limit. Because of its unique size and floor plan, Central Library will be operating with more strict enforcement of the one-hour time limit using a badging system as patrons enter. Learn more.
In addition, meet the Visionary Behind Meet the Artists, IndyPL’s Artist-in-Residence Tony Radford in this interview, or download printable coloring sheets for both kids and adults designed by several artists featured during Meet the Artists XXXIII.
Don't miss several virtual events that will be happening throughout February - including the annual, highly anticipated fashion show!
Meet the Artists XXXIII Exhibit Opening Celebration
The virtual opening celebration of Meet the Artists XXXIII took place on Thursday, January 28. The celebration featured African Dance and Drumming with the Amoahs Drum Troupe led by Tony Artis. Hear about this year’s MTA Exhibit from curator Tony Radford and enjoy an opening welcome from Library CEO Jackie Nytes. Watch now!
Meet the Artists: Artist and Author Video Profiles
Meet this year's all-star line up of authors and artists by watching the Library's Facebook and Youtube pages. Hear about their pieces for this year's art display and learn about their sources of inspiration, how living in Indianapolis impacts their art, and how the coronavirus has changed them as authors and artists.
Featured artist and author video interviews:
Meet the Artists Live Concert with Goldie Ingram and Friends
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Goldie Ingram is a seasoned vocalist of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Rock, and a dash of Country. She has opened for national acts, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Ronnie Laws, Shirley Murdock and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rachelle Ferrell. Watch now!
Meet the Artists Live Gospel Concert with the Williams Singers
The Indianapolis-based family gospel group, The Williams Singers, was first organized by Rev. Charles D. Williams as a musical outlet for him and his young family. They mixed traditional quartet-style singing with uplifting, contemporary gospel and R&B. Watch Now!
Meet the Artists Live Violin Concert with the Sons of Mystro
Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year old brother Umoja learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system, and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Together, these brothers are Sons of Mystro. Watch Now!
Meet the Artists Live Fashion Show Presented by Ms. Nicole René
The 2021 Meet the Artists XXXIII Fashion show was presented virtually for the first time! Gather your friends and family for this “All Star” themed fashion show coordinated by Ms. Nicole René. Watch Now!
Click on an image to see the artist's name and the name of the work.
Meet the Artists XXXIII is made possible by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. It is presented by the Library's African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.