Every year, the Eagle Creek Park Foundation sponsors three nature-themed art shows at Eagle Creek Park’s Earth Discovery Center. The exhibits are a great opportunity for area artists to showcase wildlife, nature, or landscapes through different mediums.

Much of the artwork is for sale, which make great one-of-a-kind gifts! Artist entry and 15% of sales benefits the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. All exhibits are free for the public to attend, with park admission.

Woodcarver, Woodturner & Woodburner Exhibit

March 4–5, 2017

9am–5pm

Indiana woodworkers showcase a wide array of artwork depicting beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna and/or traditional Native Americans through the fascinating art of woodcarving, woodturning, and woodburning. In the past, both artistic and functional wood pieces on display have included Nativity sets, winestoppers, salt and pepper mills, animal puzzles, fan pulls, lidded boxes, earring and napkin holders, and much more.

Artists provide demonstrations and colorful stories about their craft, plus there’s a children’s area where kids can carve bars of soap with various kid-friendly tools.

Info for Exhibitors

Cost is $25 per artist. Entry forms are due Feb. 17. To participate, complete registration here!

Images of Nature

September 24–October 2, 2016

Monday–Saturday, 9am–5pm
Sunday, 1–5pm

This photography-based exhibit is presented by the Riviera Camera Club, and highlights nature-only photos that fall in the categories of: Eagle Creek Park, birds, animals, landscapes, general nature, and people in nature.

Info for Exhibitors

This exhibit is open to all amateur and professional photographers who reside in Indiana. Photographers can submit up to three entries. Awards are given for first, second and third place, and honorable mention in each category, as well as one overall “Best in Show.” Judging is based on impact, composition, technical merit, emotional appeal, and presentation. The entry fee is $30 per artist. To enter, fill out the registration form here!

Entry drop off is September 10–11 at the Earth Discovery Center. The artist reception (for participating artists only) is Friday, September 22 from 6–8pm.

Celebration of Nature

December 3-11, 2016

Monday–Saturday, 9am–5pm
Sunday, 1–5pm

Finally, we close out the year by featuring all different types artwork! It’s a perfect time to search for a unique holiday gift from local artists!

Info for Exhibitors

Artists can submit up to three pieces of artwork, which can include prints, paintings, sculptures, carvings, fabric, or other 3-D art forms, as long as it emphasizes the natural world. We will not accept artwork that has been displayed at previous Celebration of Nature exhibits.

There is no cost to participate! Entry drop off is Nov. 19–20 at the Earth Discovery Center. The artist reception is Friday, Dec. 2 from 6–8pm. To register, fill out this form!

Artist of the Month

Every month, we allow an area artist to display up to 20–30 pieces of nature-based artwork in the hallways of the Earth Discovery Center. As a featured artist, your artwork will be seen by visitors of all ages. Although visitor attendance varies by month and season, on average the Earth Discovery Center attracts 5,800 guests per month. 15% of sales benefit the Eagle Creek Park Foundation to help fund future art exhibits at the nature center.

To exhibit your artwork, fill out an artist release form, and return it to the Earth Discovery Center. There is no cost to participate.

For more information, contact Leah Frenzel, Naturalist/Art Coordinator | 317.327.1196 | Leah.Frenzel@indy.gov