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First Friday: The Art of SAQA IN

November 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mix, mingle, and marvel. Our ArtSpace gallery (located in the lobby of the Basile Theatre) features a rotating exhibit calendar showcasing the work of emerging and established artists of all disciplines.

The Art of SAQA IN

Artists: Local quilt artists across the state of Indiana!

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.” 

Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. SAQA’s core values are: excellence, innovation, integrity, and inclusion.

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of over 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. 

With over 40 member regions, SAQA provides a network of support, camaraderie, and inspiration no matter your location. These regional groups offer a variety of resources that help foster personal and professional development.

SAQA INdiana is one of these regional groups and is a gregarious, welcoming, eclectic bunch of artists. We range from seasoned professionals to eager beginners. Members are supported, applauded, and valued as we move along in our creative journeys. We are delighted to get together to share a meal, view an exhibit, share our work and learn new skills.

Curatorial statement
SAQA IN is excited to have the opportunity to showcase their art!  For this exhibit we asked members to choose a piece that showed off their unique talents or favorite techniques.   

Some of us lean towards realistic images while others love the abstract.  We create the base of our art using methods like piecing, appliqué, hand dyed fabric, paint on fabric, and manipulated photos printed on fabric.  Then we embellish with free motion quilting, yarn, beads, sequins, and lace.  Each piece is a labor of love and we hope you enjoy!

This installation will be up through November and December! The exhibit kicks off on the First Friday of the month with a special reception from 6pm to 9pm. Our bar is open and ready to make this the best way to kick off your First Friday gallery tour.



November 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The ArtSpace at the Athenaeum
401 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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