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​Indy Parks Arts Programs

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Indy Parks Arts Programs and its partners provide arts education and hands-on experience to Indianapolis residents of all ages, with the goal of developing a greater appreciation of the arts.

Originally built in 1922 as a Shelter House, the renovated structure "at the top of the hill" is now the new Garfield Park Arts Center!  The center engages Indianapolis residents in the arts by providing programs and instruction in a variety of mediums, including the performing, visual, production, and literary arts.

The Arts Center also features ongoing exhibits from national and local artists, tying together culture, diversity and community at the grassroots level. 


The MacAllister Amphitheater, is an outdoor amphitheater that was built in 1922. In 1997 the amphitheater was renovated and given its current name, honoring local philanthropist Mr. P.E. MacAllister.


Indy Parks hosts and organizes about 80 free concerts each summer in parks throughout the county. 

Where is the MacAllister Center?

From I-65, take the Raymond Street Exit, Exit 109
Head west on Raymond Street for a very short distance
Take a left and head south on Shelby Street
Turn right onto Southern Avenue
Then turn right into the main entrance of Garfield Park and the MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts
Enter the amphitheater by foot through the south gate


Garfield Park Arts Center
2432 Conservatory Drive
(317) 327-7135
Megan Fetter
(317) 327-7091
GPAC Manager
Sarah Norman

Assistant Manager​
(317) 327-7135
Arts Specialist, Gallery

George Benn
(317) 327-7062
Production Arts Manager