Primary Gallery Presents: Inch x Inch

Inch x Inch : small things can make a big difference On display at Primary Gallery Opening Reception: Friday 3/4 6-10 p.m. Indianapolis, IN, February 16, 2016 ­– Primary Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring a collection of whimsical and imaginative one-inch buttons created for Inch x Inch.  A monthly button club that benefits youth art education programs for the underprivileged, Inch x Inch was founded by Indianapolis natives and designers Bob Ewing and Drew Hill.  The two designers were compelled to ensure others are given the same opportunities they […]

Primary Gallery Presents: The Herron Art Show

Come see the work by five of our local Herron Students at the Primary Gallery on Friday, February 5th.  Our First Friday doors will open at 6pm.  If you can’t make it on Friday, be sure to mark you calendar for the Artist Discussion on Friday, February 26th.  Doors open at 6pm, the artists start discussing their work and answering questions at 7pm.  This is an unique way to interact with our up and coming artists, hear about their process, and maybe find some inspiration for your own creativity.

Art vs Art: MAIN EVENT

We have successfully painted our hearts out at the Irving Theater and now have 77 amazing paintings to whittle down to our Top 32!  Our team is working with our digital images and hope to have the paintings online shortly so you can begin to vote online at This year, the paintings will be in a variety of places so you can see them and we have so many ways to vote! Anytime: Online. Completed paintings are photographed and posted online at Online voting begins September 5th and runs […]

It’s Time to Register for PAINT DAY!

Art vs. Art: Paint Day and Main Event Paint Day: Saturday, 8/29 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Art vs. Art Main Event: Friday, 9/25 9 p.m-12 a.m., doors open at 8 p.m. Register Here to Paint:   Indianapolis, IN, August 7, 2015 ­– Primary Colours is pleased to present Art vs. Art Paint Day occurring at the historic Irving Theater. In preparation for the Art vs. Art Main Event, artists will be creating a masterpiece in a four hour time period utilizing identical equipment supplied by Prizm: a canvas, […]

It’s Time for Installation Nation!

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather and not wanting to waste an opportunity to get the community together to celebrate art, Primary Colours has decided to have a closing reception on July 10th at the Indianapolis Art Center.  Every site is up and ready to be seen by the public.  There are maps available in the Art Center to help you explore.  We have QR codes out on signs that will take you to more information about the piece.  Thank you for your support and we will see you on […]

Call for Artists: #IGersIndy and Primary Colours present Circle City Squared

#IGersIndy and Primary Colours present Circle City Squared Call for Artists: June 8-July 31, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday 10/2, 6-10 p.m. Indianapolis, IN, June 9, 2015 – #IGersIndy and Primary Colours are pleased to announce a Call for Artists for a photography contest run through the social media app Instagram.  Artists can submit original works to contest hashtags on Instagram and the 63 winning images will be featured in the October Primary Colours gallery show Circle City Squared. The contest runs June 8 through midnight on July 31.  Hashtags will be released each […]


On display at Primary Gallery June, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday 6/5 6-10pm.  Primary Gallery is proud to present MEMBERS ONLY for the next gallery show.  This will be a group exhibit showcasing the work of some of the current board members of Primary Colours.  Come see the creativity and what the board members do in their spare time!   Primary Gallery is located at: Murphy Arts Center, Suite 217 1043 Virginia Ave Indianapolis, IN 46203

SHIFT: the collaborative work by Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley

Broad Ripple Village Association and Primary Colours present Shift On display at BRVA May 8-July 11, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday 5/8, 5-9 p.m. The Broad Ripple Village Association and Primary Colours are pleased to present the artwork of Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley in the exhibit Shift. The exhibition is a study on the definition of color in the realms of paint pigment and light. Traditional two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks depend heavily on daylight, while interplay between colored light and painted surfaces often requires darkness. Shift experiments with works that […]

Primary Colours Art for Beds Call for Artists

Primary Colours Art for Beds Call for Artists     Primary Colours is pleased to announce an opportunity for our Artists through our partnership with Gennesaret Free Clinics. This opportunity is an art contest that will be held at Art For Beds, a yearly fundraising event to support the work of Gennesaret Free Clinics. Art For Beds is in its 16th year and has historically auctioned artwork donated by some of Indiana’s premier galleries and artists, in both live and silent auctions. This year’s Art For Beds event is to […]

Art vs. Art: The Exhibition

On display at the Garfield Park Arts Center, September 2014 Primary Colours’ annual event, Art vs. Art, is a truly unique art competition featuring side-by-side face-offs between same-day created paintings. Artists compete head-to-head for a humongous $4,000 cash prize… and you judge. The winner is determined by audience vote; the losing painting faces the “Wheel of Death” unless someone’s generous purchase can save the painting from a ruinous fate. Some art will die. Find Out More about Art vs. Art » New in 2014, Primary Colours is happy to announce […]