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Two New Exhibitions: Please Read Carefully and Noisy Neighbors

Join us in celebrating our new pop-up art spaces in the Lafayette Place strip mall with the opening of two exhibits on Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m. Visitors can participate in the shows and enjoy coffee and snacks. In the Listen Hear sound-art space, artists have found inspiration and made sound work related to our new neighbors in the Lafayette Square strip mall including a variety of beauty shops, churches, and stores. In The Show Room, Big Car brings Andrew Salyer’s Please Read Carefully exhibit to Indianapolis. Originally shown in Madison, Wisconsin in 2013, Please Read Carefully offers interactive artist-created instructions in the gallery. The idea is to forget your normal everyday behavior, participate, and have fun. This version features new instructions by artists in Indianapolis and elsewhere. Salyer will give a brief talk at the exhibition opening. Also, performances by John McCormick, Ben Bennett and a special musical experience for inner city cosmetology. Other than on holidays, Listen Hear and The Show Room will be open Tuesdays 4-9 pm, Thursdays 11-7pm, and Saturdays 12-4 pm after Dec. 4. Get more details here.

Check out videos from NO BRAKES our 10-year celebration this fall

Big Car: The Future

Video by Kurt Nettleton

Get a taste of Big Car’s things to come from Big Car Executive Director Jim Walker…

Fun Times at Art in Odd Places

Thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored and presented as part of Art in Odd Places Indianapolis.  Hundreds of people experienced surprising installations, traffic-stopping performances, and lively interactions with the 27 creative interventions presented Oct. 17-18.  Big Car Collaborative’s project–the As You Wish desk–fulfilled over 100 wishes with on-the-spot objects made from paper, clay, and more.  WISH-TV Channel 8 did a nice video piece.  Check out photos on Flickr and at

AiOP Indy was a collaboration of Big Car, Classical Music Indy, Arts Council of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Museum of Art, with financial support from Big Car, Delta Faucet, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indy Mod Homes, Downtown Indy, Apparatus IT, Sun King, and KA+A, and promotional support from NUVO and IndyHub.

TEDxIndianapolis draws 1,000 people

Holly Combs gives a talk about letting go of labels at TEDxIndianapolis

Thanks to all the presenters, sponsors, partners, volunteers and attendees to TEDxIndianapolis 2014!  A stimulating day of Big Ideas.  Explore the photos on Flickr and Instagram, and the ongoing conversation on Facebook and Twitter.  View 21 videos of the talks and performances on YouTube here!

Big Car featured on The Art Assignment on PBS Digital

Play the game created by Jim Walker and Florian Rivière here. Be sure to share your adventures on Twitter. There’s great documentation of what people are doing on The Art Assignment’s blog. Get your very own Drift Dice, a simplified version of the game you can take with you, here.

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