Chocolate Fest Indy
This year’s Chocolate Fest will be taking place April 8th from 10AM-2PM at the Artsgarden in downtown Indianapolis. Adult tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Kids tickets are $5. Each ticket gives attendees the chance to sample from some of Indiana’s best chocolate vendors while enjoying interactive performances from Arts for Learning teaching artists!
Spring Blooms at the Indianapolis Art Museum
March 31st - May 31st
Immerse yourself in color this spring and experience our campus as never before when our Gardens come alive with a quarter of a million blooms. Take a breathtaking stroll around the campus with each twist and turn unveiling a new splash of color from crimson tulips to golden daffodils and much, much more.
After a bleak winter, relax and recharge at Spring Blooms as wave after wave of intoxicating colors and scents wash over you. Explore seven new gardens popping up throughout the campus and come see your favorite gardens transformed in new and exciting ways. Bring your friends and celebrate the return of warm weather with our new beer garden, open Thursday through Sunday. We will have extended hours until 9 pm for added time to explore and socialize.
Paula McCartney at the Indianapolis Art Museum
March 31st - October 8th
Paula McCartney: Bird Watching features 18 prints from McCartney’s book, a spoof on scientific journals featuring stunning landscape photographs with craft store birds added as props. McCartney, a trained photographer, found it easier to bring her own birds to photo shoots to recreate the exact fantasies she had pictured in her mind, instead of waiting for live birds to perch perfectly for her. Her resulting photographs strike a tension between what is real and what is fabricated, something she ponders frequently through her works. In these prints, McCartney makes no effort to hide the fact that the birds aren’t real. She even adds sarcastic and witty captions for her photos like “both birds elegantly turn their heads toward the camera.” Visit the exhibition and see the beautiful photographs for yourself and see how well McCartney has blended real life and staged photography.