The Athenaeum and Indy Pride are proud to announce the premiere of Free to Be, a collaborative exhibit showcasing art created by members of the local LGBTQ+ community. The exhibit will be open to the public from June 3 until the end of July, with special receptions on Friday, June 3rd and Friday, July 1st.

Submissions are open to any local artist of any age who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Artists are welcome to submit multiple pieces for consideration, but gallery space is limited, so there may not be space for all submissions. Submissions are due by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, May 24th. Artists will be notified by Thursday, May 26th, and installations will take place on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd.

To submit your original 2D and 3D artwork, please fill out the form at the link below:


If you have any questions, please contact:

Francie B. Cohen

Program Manager

Athenaeum Foundation

401 East Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 559-4348

(317) 655-2755 (Main Number)

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness, and community.