Art in abundance for NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis

Arts and culture initiative brightens the city for the NBA All-Star Game with sidewalk galleries, light-based art installations, exhibits, and more.

Mural artwork on bridge underpass for the NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis

How many art installations can you spot around the city?

Photo + artwork by @ronlewhorn

You may have noticed a change in scenery when walking around downtown Indy. New art installations have been popping up around town, thanks to the NBA All-Star committee in partnership with GANGGANG, the Indianapolis Arts Council, and Indiana Humanities.

Sidewalk Galleries Street Art Edition can be spotted along the Pennsylvania and Delaware Street rail underpasses, showcasing basketball-themed + freestyle murals taking shape near Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Artists Josh Brinson (Bezol One) and Mike Graves helped curate the artwork, working alongside 15 other Indianapolis street and graffiti artists.

Additionally, large-scale murals can be seen around the downtown area, along with basketball sculptures paying homage to Indiana icons. You can also expect video + light-based art installations and BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court — an art exhibition highlighting 30+ Black artists along with a creative summit.

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