The Indianapolis City Market presented “Reclaiming The Space” a public street art trail installation which took place on Halloween in 2020. In partnership with Deonna Craig, we brought together 17 Indianapolis-based visual artists to paint the barricades that the City Market was surrounded by during the Market Street construction and street enhancements. This was a free family event, open to the public. We are continuing to engage with these talented artists in a variety of ways. Come meet some of the artists in person and support them by purchasing some of their works at Jingle & Mingle which will take place on Wednesday, December 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Art by Deonna
Deonna Craig is a full-time visual artist & art instructor. She received her degree in Communication & Sociology from DePauw University, but art is her true calling. Deonna is the 2021-2022 Visiting Artist at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and the 2020-2021 Virtual Resident Artist at The Madam Walker Legacy Center. She is also the President of the Eighteen Art Collective composed of the 18 artists that painted the Black Lives Matter mural on Indiana Avenue.
What started as a fun hobby and outlet to be creative, I started my art journey by posting my sketches on Instagram. I developed my “faceless” illustration style as I kept working on my craft, and has now become my signature look. With the power of social media my work has been recognized and shared by many influential individuals and brands.
Sketches of Vision
My name is Ja’Maal Sutton and I am a self-taught visual artist. Art has always been my retreat into a world of boundless imagination, where I feel like I can fully express myself. I enjoy learning about and experimenting with new styles and techniques as I create my pieces.
Kyng Rhodes is a full-time Indianapolis based conceptual artist. Rhodes’ works focuses on color, shadow, and symbolism with varying sources of inspiration.
Jingle & Mingle will also feature live music by Valerie Phelps and The Phelps CONNECTION, Classical Music Indy and DJ Kyle Long. Market House merchants will be open until 6pm with specials, activities and kitchen demonstrations. We will also have several pop ups including Tuareg Craft, Wellness Tree Farms, Bodied By J and more. https://www.indycm.com/events/jingle-mingle/