Tube Factory artspace

Tube Factory artspace Hybrid community center and contemporary art museum. Four galleries and a co-working space with free wi-fi.
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Tube Factory is a community gathering space, art exhibition space, creativity lab, event space, and workshop operated by Big Car Collaborative.

Mission: We bring art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities.

EVe Apples-included checking in on our living Juan William Chávez #IndianapolisBeeSanctuary sculpture.☀️
01/07/2020

EVe Apples-included checking in on our living Juan William Chávez #IndianapolisBeeSanctuary sculpture.☀️

Mark your calendar and hang out with some of the best people in Indianapolis at Nia Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by Bashir...
12/23/2019

Mark your calendar and hang out with some of the best people in Indianapolis at Nia Kwanzaa Celebration hosted by Bashiri Asad and Uzuri Asad!

Read about our co-founder and curator Shauta Marsh in the new INDY MAVEN!
12/21/2019

Read about our co-founder and curator Shauta Marsh in the new INDY MAVEN!

HOW’D YOU GET THAT JOB?: SHAUTA MARSH, CO-FOUNDER OF BIG CAR COLLABORATIVE

The curator, writer, author, and researcher shares her how she made her vision in the arts a reality.

Read Shauta's full story by Ally Denton on INDY MAVEN: https://indymaven.com/shauta-marsh-big-car-collaborative/

S/O: Big Car Collaborative Tube Factory artspace Jim Walker

Great start to the #SocialAlchemy project!
12/09/2019

Great start to the #SocialAlchemy project!

Had a wonderful start to the #SocialAlchemy project meeting and kicked off the weekend with New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art opening DETOX, Christmas in New Harmony events and home tours! Excited to continue working with the people of New Harmony. The town brims with art, history, architecture, and a strong sense of place. The impact of past and current efforts within this community have created a town that continues to represent the universal human condition. If Indianapolis is the head of the body of Indiana, New Harmony is its soul.
What can we in urban Indianapolis learn from rural New Harmony’s social alchemy? Tons. With support of Indiana Humanities and the Efroymson Family fund and our partners — The University of Southern Indiana, Indiana State Museum, Historic New Harmony, New Harmony Working Men's Institute, and lots of individuals –– we will explore, learn and share how the pursuit of utopia forms places and pursuits.

December Big Car Collaborative events!
12/04/2019

December Big Car Collaborative events!

ArtWorks Cincinnati is looking for proposals from artists/designers/architectures to bring light-based public art to the...
11/25/2019
Call to Artists Now Open for Avondale Activations | ArtWorks Cincinnati

ArtWorks Cincinnati is looking for proposals from artists/designers/architectures to bring light-based public art to the grounds of the newly renovated Hirsch Recreation Center in the heart of the Avondale neighborhood. This project, called Avondale Activations, was created by ArtWorks and the Avondale community to use public art as a way of making safe public spaces and preserving the neighborhood’s cultural identity.
More information about the project can be found here: https://www.artworkscincinnati.org/avondaleactivations/

October 27, 2019 Call to Artists Now Open for Avondale Activations ArtWorks Youth Apprentices work in Avondale. Photo by Carlynne Welch, Bergette Photography   ArtWorks as a longstanding partner with the Avondale community is partnering with the Avondale Development Corporation and numerous communi...

❤️Great night with Who’s Who Naptown ❤️
11/24/2019

❤️Great night with Who’s Who Naptown ❤️

December 6 Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation and Tube Factory artspace will be the places to be!Both...
11/19/2019

December 6 Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation and Tube Factory artspace will be the places to be!
Both will feature art and performances that aim to celebrate the history and vibrant culture of Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park, and artwork will be displayed in two galleries across the neighborhood. The exhibition and opening will be a celebration of living in the Garfield Park neighborhood and telling stories about the history of the area through the eyes of Garfield Park residents and artists.

Made some edits! Here are your new and improved November events.
10/30/2019

Made some edits! Here are your new and improved November events.

rain or shine, Tube Factory artspace will be packed with so much good energy tonight. and i’m excited.come get all uh di...
10/26/2019
UBUNTU FESTIVAL 2019 - Splash

rain or shine, Tube Factory artspace will be packed with so much good energy tonight. and i’m excited.

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tickets still available online and at the door.
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UBUNTU FESTIVAL 2019 - Splash - Saturday, October 26, 2019

Tube Factory is joining forces with That PEACE Open Mic to host their first annual Art, Wellness, and Fresh Food Festiva...
10/25/2019

Tube Factory is joining forces with That PEACE Open Mic to host their first annual Art, Wellness, and Fresh Food Festival! Enjoy Live Performances, Live Art, Yoga, Exclusive Merchandise, Produce Giveaways and SHOP with our Vendors all evening!

Get yourself to @normalcoffeeindy At @tubeartspace ...It’s open weekdays 7 am to 6 pm & Saturdays 8-3
10/10/2019

Get yourself to @normalcoffeeindy
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It’s open weekdays 7 am to 6 pm & Saturdays 8-3

Excellent interview by Phillip Barcio with artist Lori Miles about her Tube Factory artspace exhibit Lori Miles: Baptize...
10/08/2019
Sweet Talk with Lori Miles

Excellent interview by Phillip Barcio with artist Lori Miles about her Tube Factory artspace exhibit Lori Miles: Baptized In Sugar featured in Pattern.

Lori Miles: Baptized In Sugar, opening October 4 at Tube Factory Artspace, will be the artist’s first solo show in Indianapolis in ten years. Art journalist and writer Phillip Barcio chatted with M…

Here are our October events!
09/25/2019

Here are our October events!

We/Big Car Collaborative is excited to sponsor a stage built by artist Jenny Ollikainen at the September 7th BUZZ/cut mu...
08/20/2019
Indiana's First All Queer Music Festival Coming To Fountain Square

We/Big Car Collaborative is excited to sponsor a stage built by artist Jenny Ollikainen at the September 7th BUZZ/cut music festival. Get your tickets!!

Buzz Cut Indy is the creation of Carrie Keel, who also started the popular Low Pone queer dance party.

Normal Coffee (our new coffee shop) is hiring a barista! Head over to @bigcarpix’s Facebook or bigcar.org/blog/ to apply...
06/21/2019

Normal Coffee (our new coffee shop) is hiring a barista! Head over to @bigcarpix’s Facebook or bigcar.org/blog/ to apply. Share with your friends, too! #normalcoffee #coffeeshop #hiring @ Tube Factory artspace

Proud to host the #juneteenthcelebration @junetsocial for their inaugural event, happening now at @tubeartspace. #junete...
06/19/2019

Proud to host the #juneteenthcelebration @junetsocial for their inaugural event, happening now at @tubeartspace. #juneteenthsocial

06/07/2019

New and curated by Danicia Monét, Balay Means Home! Guichelaar Gallery is on our campus and next door in the green house.

05/30/2019

Indianapolis-based artist Rachel Leigh 's debut show at Tube Factory artspace, "Light Scheaux." She created all the music accompanying the performances (listen in video). She's impressive to no end! The exhibit included a series of 20-minute live interactive audiovisual performances. Special thank you to Daniel Arthur Jacobson for the documentation.

05/07/2019

Kader Attia- The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects) screens tomorrow! The film accompanies the "Bauhaus Imaginista: Collected Research" exhibit on loan to us courtesy of Goethe-Institut🙏.

Indiana MUFON Spring Symposium with Barry Gaunt speaking about alien abduction and the effect of the phenomenon on one's...
05/04/2019

Indiana MUFON Spring Symposium with Barry Gaunt speaking about alien abduction and the effect of the phenomenon on one's life.

Barry, currently serves as a member of the renowned Society of the Supernatural. He is the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Director of Kentucky and is a STAR Team Certified Field Investigator for MUFON. He is also a Cohost of “Into The Fire” a podcast on Blog Talk Radio. He is the Managing Director of the NightStalkers Paranormal Research Team, which researches, and investigates Hauntings, UFO Reports, Alien Abductions, and Strange Creature reports on a case by case basis.

Barry remains science minded, but always keeps an open mind, striving to find the truth, looking for the key to unlock the mysteries of the world we live in, with hopes of answering humanity’s oldest questions. What happens next, and are we alone in the universe? #mufonindiana

A preview of Yvette Mayorga-High Maintenance! It's going to knock your shoes off (Like literally, we want you to remove ...
05/03/2019

A preview of Yvette Mayorga-High Maintenance! It's going to knock your shoes off (Like literally, we want you to remove your shoes before entering the installation)😄Grateful to our partner Nopal Cultural and to the funders who made it possible: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Christ Church Cathedral, Managed Health Services - MHS and Sun King Brewing Company.

“The Area” by filmmaker #DavidSchalliol screens today at 3pm at Tube Factory artspace.The film follows a neighborhood’s ...
04/20/2019

“The Area” by filmmaker #DavidSchalliol screens today at 3pm at Tube Factory artspace.The film follows a neighborhood’s 5 year battle against #displacement by a billion dollar freight company. Producer, protagonist and resident of Chicago’s #Englewood neighborhood, #DeborahPayne will be there for the Q&A.

04/19/2019
Juan William Chávez: Indianapolis Bee Sanctuary: Mesa Hive

August 3- October 20, 2018

These connected projects — related to bees, beekeeping, culture, and community — include an outdoor installation and a resulting exhibit developed by Juan William Chávez, an artist and cultural activist based in St. Louis, during his six-week residency at Tube Factory.

Estos proyectos conectados- relacionadas con abejas, la apicultura, la cultura y la comunidad -incluye una instalación por fuera y una exhibición resultante desarrollada por Juan William Chávez, un artista y activista cultural con sede en St. Louis, durante sus seis semanas de residencia en Tube Factory.

The Indianapolis Bee Sanctuary is a 5-year project in the green space adjacent to Tube Factory that promotes environmental stewardship with the philosophy that a better environment for bees is a healthy environment for humans. This is fostered through Chávez’s pollinator-friendly hexagon design and is associated with a multi layered community outreach program. Located in the Tube Factory’s community garden, the Bee Sanctuary features a multi-color hexagon pattern concrete floor that houses two beehives. Surrounding the hives is a hexagon-shaped cedar eco wall filled with organic soil and is filled with an abundance of native plants and flowers for bees throughout the seasons. The Bee Sanctuary invites the public to wear beekeeping suits to observe and interact with the hives through a multi layered community outreach program that embraces the urban ecosystem, arts education and job training. The Bee Sanctuary embraces the concept of working as a hive. Chávez teamed up with Bee Public, Solful Gardens and TeenWorks on the construction of the sanctuary. TeenWorks is a six-week summer employment and college readiness program for high school seniors. Along with helping build, TeenWorks young people experienced several educational workshops that focus on ecology, plant biology, landscape design, beekeeping and entrepreneurship. Public programming continues over the next five years related to the Bee Sanctuary.

El Indianápolis Bee Sanctuary es un proyecto de cinco años en el espacio verde adyacente a Tube Factory que promueve la administración ambiental con la filosofía de que un mejor medioambiente para las abejas es un ambiente saludable para los humanos. Esto se fomenta a través de los polinizadores amigable del diseño hexagonal de Chávez y está asociado con un programa de alcance comunitario multicapa. Ubicado en el jardín de la comunidad de Tube Factory, el Bee Sanctuary presenta un piso concreto de patrón hexagonal multicolor que reside dos colmenas. Alrededor de las colmenas hay una pared ecológica de cedro en forma de hexágono llena de suelo orgánico y está llena de plantas abundantes y flores nativas para las abejas a lo largo de las estaciones. The Bee Sanctuary invita al público a usar trajes de apicultura
para observar y interactuar con las colmenas a través de un programa de alcance comunitario multicapa que abarca el ecosistema urbano, la educación artística y entrenamiento de trabajo. El Bee Sanctuary adopta el concepto de trabajar como colmena.Chávez se asoció con Bee Public, los artistas de BigCar, Solful Gardens y TeenWorks en la construcción del santuario. TeenWorks es un programa de empleo de verano de seis semanas y preparación de colegio para estudiantes de último año de preparatoria. Además de ayudar a construir, los jóvenes de TeenWorks Richard Underwood, Bryan Martínez, Jorge Gómez y Arnold Freeman experimentaron varios talleres educativos que se centran en la ecología, la biología vegetal, diseño exterior, la apicultura y emprendimiento. Programación pública continuar durante los próximos cinco años relacionados con el Santuario de las abejas. El público puede ponerse los trajes de abeja y/o ir a turísticos educativas, ve a un asistente de la galería para inscribirse.

In Tube Factory’s main gallery, Chávez exhibits Mesa Hive, a multimedia Installation that highlights the process and construction of the Indianapolis Bee Sanctuary. The installation is presented on a large Mylar survival blanket with carefully arranged objects and artifacts created and harvested during the construction process. These objects are juxtaposed with new paintings made by Chávez during the residency. The survival blanket is inspired by Chávez’s Peruvian heritage. It references Mesa, a multicolored bundle containing various sacred objects used for healing in Andean shamanic rituals typically associated with a Huaca, a monument or natural location that represents something revered. The exhibition also includes photo and video documentation of TeenWorks, Chávez, and Big Car artists working on the sanctuary. Documentation includes preparing over 300 hexagon concrete pavers and beekeeping and gardening activities in partnership with Bee Public and Solful Gardens. Mesa Hive is curated by Shauta Marsh.

En la galería principal de Tube Factory, Chávez exhibe Mesa Hive, una instalación multimedia que destaca el proceso y la construcción del Indianápolis Bee Sanctuary. La instalación se presenta en una gran manta de supervivencia Mylar con objetos cuidadosamente arreglados y artefactos creados y cosechados durante el proceso de construcción. Estos objetos están compuestos con nuevas pinturas hechas por Chávez durante la residencia. La manta de supervivencia está inspirada en la herencia peruana de Chávez. En referencia a Mesa, un bulto multicolor que contiene varios objetos sagrados utilizados para la curación en rituales chamánicos andinos típicamente asociados con una Huaca, un monumento o lugar natural que representa algo venerado. La exposición también incluye fotográfica y documentación de video del trabajando en el santuario. La documentación incluye la preparación de más de 300 adoquines hexagonales de concreto y apicultura y actividades de jardinería en asociación con Bee Public y Solful Gardens.

“I’m inspired by artist Joseph Beuys’ works with bees. He viewed bees as a symbol of society due to the nature of how they live and work together. He was also fascinated by the alchemy of honey production and used honey in many of his works. The collectiveness of the hive is a powerful and natural way of living and working. Working together to transform ideas and space plays a major role in my work. Bees teach me how to work within a group, how to build space as a group, how to transform ideas to make honey, and the alchemy of the studio within an ecosystem. For me bees and humans are the same. We enjoy a lot of the same plants and smells. We need them and they need us. A better environment for the bees is a better environment for humans, and as humans we forget that we are part of an ecosystem. Bees remind me of that, which keeps me grounded and connected.

Over the last five years in St. Louis we’ve been honing our concept and practice of a bee sanctuary and feel we were in a position and had the right partnership to try to take that concept to a different city. We are super excited that Indianapolis and the Tube Factory were an ideal partnership for this project.” – Juan William Chávez

“Soy inspirado por el artista Joseph Beuys’ el trabajo con las abejas. El percibo a las abejas como un símbolo de la sociedad debido a la naturaleza de cómo viven y trabajan juntas. También le fascinaba la alquimia de la producción de miel y utilizo la miel en muchas de sus trabajos. La colectividad de la colmena es una manera poderosa y natural de vivir y trabajar. Trabajar juntos para transformar ideas y el espacio juega un rol importante en mi trabajo. Las abejas me enseñan
cómo trabajar dentro de un grupo, cómo construir espacio como grupo, cómo transformar ideas para hacer miel y la alquimia del estudio dentro de un ecosistema. Para mí, las abejas y los humanos son iguales. Disfrutamos de las mismas plantas y olores. Los necesitamos y ellos nos necesitan. Un mejor ambiente para las abejas es un mejor ambiente para los humanos, y como humanos nos olvidamos de que somos parte de un ecosistema. Las abejas me lo recuerdan, lo que me mantiene contacto y conectado a tierra. Durante los últimos cinco años en St. Louis, hemos perfeccionado nuestro concepto y práctica de un santuario de abejas y sentimos que estábamos en una posición y teníamos la asociación adecuada para tratar de llevar ese concepto a una ciudad diferente. Estamos muy entusiasmados de que Indianápolis y Tube Factory fueran una asociación ideal para este proyecto.” – Juan William Chávez

About Chávez

Juan William Chávez is an artist and cultural activist who creates and shares space in the built and natural environments to address community-identified issues. At the heart of Chavez’s practice is his studio research, which includes drawings, films, photographs, craft, labor, architectural interventions, and unconventional forms of beekeeping and agriculture. Chávez utilizes art as a way of researching, developing, and implementing projects of creative placemaking and social engagement. His exhibitions feature his studio research in the form of multimedia installations. Chavez has exhibited his work at venues such as ArtPace, Van Abbemuseum, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 21c Museum Hotel, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His interdisciplinary approach to art has gained the attention and support of prestigious institutions like the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, ArtPlace America and Art Matters Foundation. Chávez holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sobre Chávez

Juan William Chávez es un artista y activista cultural que crea y comparte espacio en lo construido y entornos naturales para abordar problemas identificados por la comunidad. En el corazón de la práctica de Chávez está la investigación de su estudio, que incluye dibujos, películas, fotografías, artesanía, trabajo, intervenciones arquitectónicas y formas convencionales de apicultura y agricultura. Chávez utiliza el arte como una forma de investigar, desarrollar y implementar proyectos de creación de espacios creativos y compromiso social. Sus exposiciones presentan su estudio de investigación en forma de instalaciones multimedia. Chávez ha expuesto su obra en lugares como ArtPace, Van Abbemuseum, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 21c Museum Hotel, Laumeier Sculpture Park y Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Su enfoque interdisciplinario del arte ha ganado la atención y el apoyo de instituciones de prestigio como la Fundación John Simon Guggenheim, Creative Capital, la Fundación Graham para Estudios Avanzados en Bellas Artes, ArtPlace America y Art Matters Foundation. Chávez sostiene un BFA del Kansas City Art Institute y un MFA del Instituto de la Escuela del Arte de Chicago.

Made Possible by: Andy Warhol Foundation, PNC, Penrod Arts Fair, Sun King Brewing Company, OCRA Managed Health Services - MHS.

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1125 Cruft St
Indianapolis, IN
46203

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(317) 450-6630

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