Find your new favorite Black artist at BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court

Hosted by GANGGANG, BUTTER’s first expansion will feature 30+ Black artists at the Indianapolis Artgarden over NBA All-Star Weekend, with 100% of sales returned to artists.

People stand in a gallery, some discussing in groups while others explore artwork around the room. A colorful leaf-like sculpture is suspended from the ceiling, featured prominently. Other displays include metal sculpture, textiles, and paintings.

The hanging sculptures by Andrea Fear are made from aluminum window siding. | Photo via BUTTER

Eric Lubrick/Photograph by Eric Lubrick

A multi-day art fair celebrating 30+ Black artists over NBA All-Star Weekend? You can believe it’s BUTTER.

BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court takes place at the Indianapolis Artsgarden from Friday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 18. The event will feature Black visual artists across multiple mediums, from paint to textiles to glass to metal. Tickets are free, just remember to RSVP.

What kind of work will you find at BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court? Easy: you’ll find pieces you love. For a taste of the artwork on display, check out some of the event’s featured artists:

  • Andrea Fear builds abstract sculptures from aluminum window screen and colorful paint, creating dynamic works that have been seen in exhibits around the world.
  • Ashley Nora brings dreams to life through her abstract portraiture, and strives to create public artworks that impact every member of the communities they’re in.
  • King Saladeen’s iconic “Money Bear” has been seen everywhere from the NYSE to the São Paolo Museum of Art, and he’s worked with brands from Listerine to Lamborghini.
  • Will Watson is a Future Fair-minted painter, muralist, and advocate whose work demonstrates a commitment to the arts, and whose community engagement seeks to elevate young artists.
Two people pass a yellow wall. On the wall are three paintings: an abstract fuchsia object on a green canvas, a person wearing goggles with a spherical texture over their forehead, and a blue canvas whose subject is out of frame.

More than 22,000 people have attended BUTTER’s art fair since 2021. | Photo via BUTTER

Eric Lubrick/Photograph by Eric Lubrick

BUTTER

Founded by Malina Simone Bacon and Alan Bacon + organized by GANGGANG, BUTTER is an annual art fair and advocate for Black artists. By returning 100% of artwork sales to artists, it’s raised $710,000 for artists in Indy since 2021.

Don’t want to wait?

Institutions across Indy are elevating local Black history and culture all month long. Check out Art & Soul on Wednesday, Feb. 7 + Friday, Feb. 23; special workshops at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 9 + Friday, Feb. 23; and exhibits at the Indianapolis Public Library through March.

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