Gallery Involvement - Friday, May 28, 5pm - 10pm

Art & Soul
1 S. Range Line Road
Featuring paintings by contemporary realist artist Austin Pittman.  Pittman will also be present during the Gallery Walk to greet guests.

Blue Egg Gallery
111 W. Main Street, Suite 140
(Exhibit Space)
For the month of May the featured artist at the Blue Egg Art Gallery will be Valentina Shvyrkova, who specializes in oil painting. Her opening reception, featuring race-themed paintings, will take place during the Gallery Walk from 5-10 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

In addition to the Opening Event for Valentina on May 28, Blue Egg Gallery will be having a 20% off sale on everything in the Gallery! All paintings, calligraphy, photographs and cards will be 20% off for one day only - May 28.

Evan Lurie Gallery
30 W. Main Street
Evan Lurie Gallery presents "Contrasts and Collusions: A View Into the Methodology of Black and White" featuring acclaimed artists Joseph Piccillo and Alex Guofeng Cao, who have dazzled audiences at Miami’s Art Basel and Metropolitan Museum of Art with their unique brands of imagery and interpretation… 

Magdalena Gallery of Art

27 E. Main Street
Indiana Artists - Internationally Known and Local Favorites

Magdalena Gallery of Art will be featuring a gallery group show with works by Mary Johnston, Magdalena Segovia, Thomas H. Towhey, Charles Emery Ross, Michael Daly and John Reynolds.  The Artist’s Atelier, located directly above the gallery, will also be open to feature work from the Decorators’ Showhouse.

The Artist's Atelier

27 East Main Street, Suite 300
(above the Magdalena Gallery)
Info coming soon!

Soori Gallery
258 Main Street West
No need to travel cross-country to New York, Florida, Chicago and California or around the world to search for sculptures by such artists as Michael Wilkinson, Fredrick Hart, Misha Frid, Angelo Basso, Jerry Joslin, Margulies and M Farshchian - race on in to Soori Gallery to find these unique and treasured works in your own hometown.

The Arts & Design District is pleased to welcome the following local and regional guest artists to this year’s Spring Gallery Walk:

111 W. Main Street, Suite 115
Deborah Lyons has been painting portraits for 20 years and has developed a nationwide clientele. Completely self-taught, Deborah’s portraits are hand painted in the classical method with oil on canvas or pastel on archival paper. Specializing in traditional portrait painting by commission, she will paint your portrait from a live-sitting or from a photographic reference. Lyons paints people, pets, wildlife, seascapes and landscapes. She also paints classic automobiles, air and water craft and has illustrated six children’s books.

Lyons’ portraits are in the private collections of, to name a few, a U.S. Senator, a Shuttle Astronaut, various Sports and Entertainment personalities and numerous institutions such as Hospitals, Corporations, Libraries, Fraternities and Sororities.  For more information and to view Lyons’ work, visit

Also exhibiting with Deborah Lyons in the Suite 115 space is renowned artist Ramu Ramdev.  Ramdev has been trained in the traditional art of miniature painting, working in a fashion that has been popular in royal courts since the 16th century.  His art has been displayed in United States, England, and all across India. He received the Master Craftsman Award from state government of Rajasthan, India and has been widely praised by international personalities including the Prince of Wales.  In order to preserve the art of traditional miniature painting and promote understanding, Mr. Ramdev established Rangreet in 1996, an organization which sponsors training camps, hosts workshops, presents conferences and honors master artists and new talents. 

To learn more about Ramu Ramdev and his work, click here.

111 W. Main Street, Suite 130
Jacquelyn McConnell of Van Dourn Designs is known for her passionate tenacity for every project. Clients’ requests have not only kept her style fresh, but expanded her style to include realistic, impressionistic, whimsical, edgy, and contemporary to something totally new - “Boucle.”

“Boucle” is a raised customized decorative pattern that can be applied to walls, ceilings, cornices, art work and furniture. Recent applications include: Large stainless steel refrigerator, complex Tuscan border, Decorator Show House cornice board (room 18), morning room ceiling, and a “Rock the District” guitar. She will be exhibiting her work in Fine Art, Boucle’ faux finishes and mural designs during the Gallery Walk.

Contemporary mosaic artist Nancy Keating will join McConnell in Suite 130 to showcase her mixed media mosaics designed with art and metallic glass, glazed ceramics, hand painted tiles, old china, tempered glass, recycled jewelry, and found objects. Keating’s designs are labor intensive; she adheres each piece one by one, while paying attention to the small details and sanding or grinding each mosaic piece to ensure no sharp edges.  Keating then custom colors the grout to match each design.
To view Keating’s works, visit

Abstract artist Robert Shade will also showcase his acrylics, oils and digital photography.  Shade has exhibited in juried shows locally and regionally, and has won awards in both painting and photography.  For more information and to view Shade’s work, visit

111 W. Main Street, Suite 145
Indianapolis native Kevin West, Jr. will be showcasing his variety of contemporary abstract paintings. Currently, his works can be seen at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis.  To view West’s work, visit

111 W. Main Street, Suite 150
Herron School of Art alumnus Donald Mee will display his unique collection of functional metal work art.  Not afraid to get his hands dirty, Mee poured his love of art and creation into a passion for metalworking at a young age.  Described as “functional and abstract art,” Mee’s unique creations range from candle holders and wine racks to sculptures and furniture.  To learn more about Donald Mee and to view a sampling of his work, visit

Clyde Pennington and Ryan Feeney, metal artists with Indy Art Forge, will also display their works in the Suite 150 space.  Pennington and Feeney create a wide range of subjects in the strength of their metals, including wildlife and architectural pieces. They are also full-time fire-fighters with the Indianapolis Fire Dept.  To view their work, visit

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