2021 Meet the Artists XXXIII

If you were unable to visit in person, you can view the 2021 Meet the Artists XXXIII exhibit featuring works of prominent local African American artists online right here!

You can also download printable coloring sheets for both kids and adults designed by several artists featured during Meet the Artists XXXIII!

Don't miss the author and artist interviews, music performances, and the annual fashion show available for viewing below. We look forward to seeing you next year for 2022 Meet the Artists XXXIV!

Online Exhibit

Virtual Events

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!

Visual Artists, Authors & Performers

Featured Performing Artist Photos
Visual Artist Photos
Visual Artist and Author Photos

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.

Meet the Artists Sponsors