Do you guys take way too many pictures like I do? I am the worst! I don’t even go back and delete the bad ones… they all just make their way to my files until one day I get to the point where my storage has run out… which might be soon… and I must start deleting. But I do think it’s fun to post on Instagram all the great Indianapolis shots you can get while you are here!
But I just can’t help it! I love that we can have instant memories like this and my brain doesn’t work in a capacity that I can remember things forever so I just click click click. And my new favorite thing is to take photos of the girls around things that I hope will be around for a long time so I can take the same pictures over and over and over… which led me to this post.
This city is FULL of beautiful wall murals and other fun art.
But some are more FUN than others and some make more interesting photos for IG.
Even if you aren’t a big IG person, you will still love walking by these spots and snapping a pic!
Put the “I” in Fishers
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Pavilion, inspired by fourth graders at Harrison Parkway Elementary. One of the newest installations in the North side suburbs, this is a fun new asset for Fishers!
By Kelsey Montague on the side of The Alexander. This is a new installation as well and you may have seen her other wings and murals around the world. Another set of her wings was recently visited by Taylor Swift.
I Have a Dream
Artist Damon Lamar Reed Locked to recognize and celebrate the strong African American cultural heritage found along Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. I love the style of this mural and not only does it make a beautiful statement, but it also could make a beautiful backdrop for photo storytelling.
*2710 Dr. MLK Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN, 46208
This mural depicts the world-renowned poet, author and playwright Mari Evans (1923- ), who moved to Indianapolis in 1947 and spent the bulk of her writing career here.
*Mass Ave Cultural District
My Affair With Kurt Vonnegut
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an internationally-known visual artist, fiction writer, essayist, and peace and environmental activist. You can also visit a his museum in town.
*Mass Ave Cultural District
Welcome to Garfield Park
As a starting project to their work in the Garfield Park neighborhood, south of downtown Indianapolis, Big Car Collaborative joined forces with the Garfield Park Neighbors Association on a gateway mural placed at the northern entrance to the neighborhood at Shelby and Raymond streets. These types of wall murals are some of my favorites and really pop in photos. They also make for great memories!
*2218 S Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN, 46203
You Are Amazing
This boldly graphic mural of a blue-haired woman against a red-and-yellow striped backdrop was inspired by classic comic books and the vibe of the neighborhood.
*1601 Columbia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46202
This mural was an Indy Do Day project across from City Way on the south side of Downtown Indianapolis and was completed on Oct. 10, 2013. This would make a awesome backdrop for family or senior photos!
*336 S Delaware St, INAcross the street from The Alexander at CityWay.
by Eduardo Mendieta off Mass Ave. is part of the 46 for XLVI mural initiative. So inspiring! It’s a woman emerging from water, but the colors towards the bottom would add great dimension to any black and white photo!
Another set of Jamie Locke angel wings can be found behind the bungalow in Broadripple. These interactive murals make for really fun shots!
That’s a quick recap of some fun ones! There’s so much “Instagrammable Indy” that it’s even hard to get started, but I’m glad to start sharing here!
I hope to go out to a few more myself since the weather has started to cool a bit! Do you have a favorite from above!? Or do you have a favorite art installation from elsewhere? I’d love to hear!