(317) 815-4450

Indianapolis Culture & Arts

Culture vultures, never fear. Moving to Indianapolis offers a rich array of cultural events and the arts—from top-notch theaters and museums to popular art fairs to fun street and film festivals. In Indy, you’ll find it all!

Something for everyone

Robert Indiana's Love sculpture at the IMAFrom trendsetters to the most refined patrons, Indianapolis holds artistic and cultural wonders for all:

And so much more!

Music and theater

If music and theater are your thing:

Shall we dance?

Annual cultural festivities

As the seasons change, so does the variety of cultural events offered in Indianapolis:

This listing just scratches the surface. View a full line up of Indianapolis cultural and arts events at indyarts.org.

Indianapolis Cultural Districts

Want to see what’s unique about Indy and its cultural scene? Check out Indianapolis’ six designated Cultural Districts, which showcase distinct pockets of culture in the city. You’ll find delightful public art, unique galleries, inspiring museums, quaint shops and engaging recreation. Satisfy your appetite at eclectic restaurants, ethnic eateries and cafes. Laugh out loud or dance the night away at one of dozens of night clubs and theaters.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick brings it all together. The trail, a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects neighborhoods, Cultural Districts and entertainment amenities, serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system.

Completed in 2012, the trail features Indiana Pacers Bike Share stations all along its route, making it easy to explore. Downtown visitors can also easily access Broad Ripple Village via a connection to the Monon Trail.

Learn more about this vibrant part of the Indy cultural scene.

Next article: Dining & Nightlife in Indianapolis

From Our Blog - Culture in Indianapolis
Indianapolis 2019 outdoor concerts

Outdoor concerts top our favorite summer events in Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have amazing outdoor venues that draw in today’s hottest acts and the classic ones, too. Here’s ... Read more

Skip race day traffic and bike to the 500!

Ditch your car and bike around traffic at this annual Bike to the 500 event! Meet up with hundreds of bikers at 7:30 a.m. on the east plaza of City Market and enjoy music, drinks and food while all ... Read more

Live near the Monon Trail

Given the popularity of Central Indiana’s Monon Trail (more than 1.3 million people use it annually!), it’s hard to imagine that some homeowners in the mid ‘90s/early ‘00s ... Read more

Dine well during Devour Indy, Jan. 22-Feb. 4!

One of our favorite Indianapolis events is quickly coming up—Devour Indy! The 2018 winter edition of this restaurant extravaganza begins Monday, January 22 and runs through February 4. If you ... Read more

Tired of the Chicago grind? Give Indianapolis a look

We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we ... Read more