Tube Factory artist houses & green space, Guichelaar Gallery

Tube Factory Artist Houses

The Residency House located next door to Tube Factory at 1135 Cruft St. Indianapolis, IN 46203 is a contemporary art space operated by Big Car Collaborative in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

It serves as the home of the current artist-in-residence who lives in the house and curates and runs the space. The house is also a home for additional residents working with Big Car such as our current placemaker and planner-in-residence. The house will soon offer a place for short-term visiting artists to stay.

Thank you to our supporters!

Financial supporters of the Residency House and garden include the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, the Efroymson Family Fund, the Glick Fund, Impact 100, and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

Special thanks to Steve Guichelaar, a dedicated neighbor and friend of Big Car who matched donations from multiple funders by completing hands-on renovations and improvements to the house.

Guichelaar Gallery

The Guichelaar Gallery focuses on larger installations and group exhibits, and functions as a space for local young artist to exhibit their work and connect with other artists, creating opportunities for collaboration and a stronger community.

Past shows include:
September 2016 – Lush: Group Exhibition
October 2016 – Brittany Rudolf: A Fort Night
December 2016 – Marilyn Gatin’s Hands on Indiana
October 2017 – Danielle Graves: Days Inn
November 2017 – Home Invasion: Herron Sculpture Department
December 2017 – Shoot!: Group Video Exhibition

Tube Factory Community Gardens – (part of the Garfield Park Creative Community) from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

Community garden

Built by volunteers and managed by Solful Gardens, the garden behind the Residency House features opportunities for learning about healthy food. It is also the home of Betty and Betty, our two hens.