Join Primary Colours as we present Installation Nation.

10 artists were selected to create installation pieces within 7 large, metal shipping containers. Through the generosity of the Efroymson Family Fund, each selected project was given $750 toward the completion of the artists’ vision.

At the event, attendees can wander in and out of the containers. Under big tents, local business will sell food and beverages, and local musicians will perform. Admission is $8. Kids under 12 get in free. Friday night coincides with First Friday, the monthly art gallery walk, and will serve as the after-party with Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) members receiving a $3 discount.

Hours are Friday 6 p.m.

Are you a contender? You pay fifteen bucks. We provide all the painting materials. You have four hours to paint.

Saturday, September 12, 2009. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stutz Business Center (1030 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202) – enter the building on the Capitol Ave

Primary Colours presents Installation Nation, a unique installation art event, on June 5-6, 2009 at 500 N. College Ave. Thirteen artists from around the Midwest were selected to create ten installation pieces within five large, metal shipping containers in a space measuring 8 ft. wide, 8 ft. high, and 20 ft. wide.

At the event, attendees can wander in and out of the containers that house the installation art. Audio Reconnaissance will supply the music, and food and beverages will be sold at the event. Admission is $5. Kids under 12 get in free. Hours are 6-11 p.m. on both nights with a happy hour on Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Because this is an outdoor event, patrons with limited mobility are warned that the gravel lot may pose difficulty.

Installation Nation is the tenth event that the Indianapolis-based arts nonprofit has hosted in a donated, vacant space, but it is the first exhibition staged outside on a vacant lot. Lockerbie Park donated the lot that sits on the northwest corner of N. College Ave and E. Michigan St., and the nearby condos will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. during both nights of the event.

Exhibiting Artists:

Primary Colours seeks contemporary artists with experience in creating installation art for a unique exhibition in June. Artists will submit a proposal to create an installation piece within the confines of a 40-foot metal shipping container. From the submitted proposals, Primary Colours will select ten projects and give artists each $500 to create their vision. Proposals are available from the Primary Colours Web site ( and are due on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Artists may conceive and develop a piece free from any thematic or creative restrictions, and multiple artists may collaborate on a piece. The dimensions allotted for each piece are width: 8 feet, depth: 20 feet, height: 8 feet. Electricity will be available to power each selected installation piece. Selected artists must be available to set their installation up in Indianapolis during the week of the event, beginning Monday, June1, 2009.

Pieces will highlight Installation Nation, a weekend exhibition taking place on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2009. The event will also feature music, food, and drink.

Primary Colours (, a 501(c)(3) Indianapolis-
based nonprofit arts organization devoted to integrating visual artists and the community to create and sustain a thriving environment for the arts. Its purpose is to create and sustain a thriving environment for the visual arts through unique exhibitions, workshops and special events, including Art vs. Art, Allotropy, Toys, and the Professional Development Series. For more details, go to If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail

Event Dates
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. EDT

Be sure to check out Allotropy this weekend (May 9-10). Find out more at
Check out our behind the scenes video as we get ready for the big event.

Calling all artists! We’re announcing our call for artists to participate in this year’s Allotropy. Artists will be judged on the innovation, artistic viability, and execution of the representative work they submit. The deadline for artist submission is 6 p.m. EDT Monday, March 31, 2008. Entry forms are available from the Primary Colours Web site (

A submission fee of $10 must accompany artist’s submission packets. Any artist interested in participating in Allotropy 2008 must submit a CD/DVD of 6-10 slide-quality images of work (each image should include name, title, size and media), additionally please include a bio/resume, and a concise artists’ statement (500 words or less). Participating Allotropy artists will be selected by a panel of jurors, which includes

* Brad Bernard