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Be A Square for a Day

Three fun, colorful and free art happenings will take place on September 21 in the Fountain Square Historic District, just southeast of downtown Indianapolis. Art Squared, including the Fountain Square Art Fair, Masterpiece in a Day, and the Fountain Square Art Parade, will feature opportunities to view, buy and create art.

Local Indiana artists and vendors come together at the Fountain Square Art Fair to offer a variety of handmade items, goods and art. Enrich your life with the creativity of others at the Art Fair, and if you are feeling personally creative, join in The Masterpiece in a Day. This event features an art, music and writing competition—encouraging artists, students, neighbors and friends to create works of art in a day for cash prizes. Participation in this event is free; simply bring your supplies and put on your artistic hat.

The Fountain Square Art Parade offers everyone the ability to be part of a moving work of art. This all-ages parade showcases contemporary artworks of all sizes and shapes that celebrate parades, street pageantry and community. Build a float, wear an outfit and be a part of the family-friendly parade—keeping in mind all moving objects need to have the ability to move along the entire parade route. Or simply watch the parade go by.

Fountain Square is one of Indianapolis’ oldest neighborhoods and the oldest commercial historic district in the state. Being recognized again for its unique restaurants, specialty shops, art galleries and studios, live entertainment and antiques, Fountain Square has the distinction of being named one of Indiana’s first urban Main Street programs, and one of the six Indianapolis cultural districts. The neighborhood continues to transform with the opening of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail earlier this year—connecting five downtown cultural districts with a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path.

Location: Fountain Square Historic District, Virginia Ave. at Shelby and Prospect sts. For more information, visit
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