Bringing art to people and people to art

Ben Bennett plays at the opening of The Show Room in Indianapolis from Big Car on Vimeo.

Two Westside Exhibitions: The Loo-vre and Noise Wall

Join us at our new pop-up art spaces in the Lafayette Place strip mall by visiting two unique exhibits. In the Show Room, see The Loo-vre, a gallery adjacent to the restroom (and inside the restroom) devoted to beautiful images of digestion — designed by Big Car artist-in-residence Niina Cochran.

In the Listen Hear sound-art space, experience Noise Wall. Sound artists from Los Angeles, France, Oregon, Italy, Florida, Germany our own Indiana have contributed unlikely sound-bearing objects that have been wired to behave like speakers, and the whole gallery wall is one big speaker.

Other than on holidays, Listen Hear and The Show Room is open Tuesdays 4-9 pm, Thursdays 11-7pm, and Saturdays 12-4 pm.


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Big Car Collaborative receives $100,000 through Reconnecting to Our Waterways

Big Car is receiving $100,000 for creative placemaking work and arts programming related to the waterway destinations around the city and especially at our westside location near Little Eagle Creek. $55,000 will go toward programming and soft-scape improvements along the northwest side of the Little Eagle Creek waterway. Another $45,000 will provide system-wide programming and artist training to benefit all six local waterways, furthering the involvement of artists in creative placemaking projects. The grant will employ a shared full-time person for one year.

Funding for Reconnecting to Our Waterways is made possible by the Kresge Foundation and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. More details in a ROW press release.

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2014 was an amazing year, excited about 2015!

Read executive director and founder Jim Walker’s exciting wrap up of 2014 and look ahead to 2015 and beyond here. And be sure to watch our year-end video below. We are a 501c3 nonprofit that relies on the support of people like you. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

Big Car 2014 in Review from Big Car on Vimeo.


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


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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