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​Indy Parks Arts Programs

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The Indy Parks arts program 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.

Beginning September 10, the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Explore our galleries, enjoy extended Arts for All classes, open studios, afternoon workshops, and so much more. GPAC will continue to offer evening classes, art clubs, and special events.​

​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.


Each summer, Indy Parks hosts and organizes 80 free concerts in its parks.   

Directions to 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. 

* 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
Kavita Mahoney
(317) 327-7091
Garfield Park Arts Center Manager
Sarah Norman

(317) 327-7077
Assistant Manager

George Benn
(317) 327-7062
Production Arts Manager

Sophie Schultz
(317) 327-7809
Arts Coordinator