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Meet the Artists


01/09/2019

Don't miss the opportunity to view the works of locally prominent African American artists during one of Indianapolis' premier cultural events, "Meet the Artists XXXI," from January 29 - March 30 at Central Library. This year's showcase will pay tribute to the founder and curator of "Meet the Artists," Anthony Radford, who is credited with shepherding the exhibit's growth and popularity during its 31-year staging.

This year, 11 artists will make their "Meet the Artists" debut. Nine artists who are part of the "WE ARE Indy Arts Group" also will display works.

Meet the Artsits XXXI Gala Reception February 9th Honors Curator & Founder Anthony Radford

One of the city’s most celebrated cultural events of the year took place on Saturday, February 9 at Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. The “Meet the Artists XXXI” Gala Reception featured an evening of entertainment and interaction with locally prominent African American artists whose works are on display through March 30 at Central Library. Performances of music, dance and the spoken word, along with activities for children, were featured during this free gala. Of special note was a tribute to the founder and curator of “Meet the Artists,” Anthony Radford, who was honored for his efforts to create an important showcase for African American artists during the event’s 31-year run.

The general public also is invited to the "Meet the Artists XXXI 4th Friday Celebration" on Friday, March 22 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Central Library. The event will include tours of the "Meet the Artists" exhibit, painting demonstrations and programs presented by participating artists, and more.

For more information about "Meet the Artists XXXI," call 317-275-4100.

"Meet the Artists XXXI" is made possible by the 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.