Reclaiming The Space: Support Local Artists

By January 13, 2022June 23rd, 2022No Comments

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. The painted barricades enhanced this construction site for over 15 months. We are continuing to engage with these talented artists in a variety of ways.

Last month, we welcomed artists to the City Market’s Jingle & Mingle event as an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and artists also were on site live painting and selling their works, prints and more. See: Reclaiming The Space: Revisited

We encourage our fans to support local artists, check out and follow some of the Reclaiming The Space artists:

Rebecca Robinson

Award-winning mixed media Artist Rebecca Robinson creates impactful artwork, specifically with concrete and tar. Her strategic use of texture and contrast creates various subjects and themes which continue to evoke emotion and spark dialogue while enriching the community and contributing to the culture. Rebecca is an Indianapolis native and studied Art/Visual Communications at the Historically Black College North Carolina Central University. Rebecca’s background includes art history, photography, film, fashion design, graphic design. 

IG: psnob |

Kwazar Martin

Kwazar, a self-taught artist, has been painting since the summer of 2017 after being a licensed tattoo artist. He has been in several art shows around the country. He has a unique way of mixing graffiti style with acrylic portrait work.  

IG: kwazarmartin |

Israel Solomon

Israel Solomon is a visual artist and art educator who works mainly within the Indianapolis area. He currently teaches middle school art and has created a curriculum, focusing on the foundations of visual art such as drawing and painting technique. He has chosen to dedicate his professional life to his art and educating others.  

IG: israelsoloart |

Megan Jefferson 

Megan Jefferson has been creating art professionally ever since receiving her BFA from Miami University in 1998. She has created hundreds of murals for residential and commercial clients.  

IG: megsj1art

JD Bills

JD Bills is an artist based in Indianapolis, IN. Known for his colorful and dynamic imagery, he has captured the imagination of adults and children alike with his murals, paintings, and illustrations. 

IG: jdbills_studio 

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