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Workshop: Hands-on Community Art

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Arthrive at Indy Reads on January 13th, 2pm-6pm, for a hands-on community art workshop! This all-ages event will cover printmaking!

Join Arthrive at Indy Reads on January 13th, 2pm-6pm, for a hands-on community art workshop! This all-ages event will cover printmaking!

Try out Arthrive’s new community art kit which breaks down into a portable tabletop printmaking studio! The print is collaborative and takes two people to make a print. The unique rainbow-rolled prints are distributed at the studio event and into the community in public spaces. These prints belong to a public art archive and people are encouraged to return the prints back to the public space.

Erin Harper Vernon is the founder of Arthrive, an artist, and an educator. Volunteerism is central to her art practice in social impact, justice, and community-centered art. After teaching in higher education for 18+ years, after 2020, she shifted her teaching practice to where she hoped to make more of a felt impact in her immediate neighborhood. As a multidisciplinary artist, she pulls from design, photography, printmaking, and film skills. She is interested in connecting people through collaboration.

Practices that incorporate post-traumatic growth through art-making inspire her art practice. As a teacher, she asks herself, “How can I push into my neighborhood or city?” Living with art is a human essential that impacts the social health of a community or quality of life. As an artist, she is interested in how making art can help people have empathy and cultural connection.

In approaching art as a social practice, she asks herself what strengths or skills she can volunteer to the community—at the same time, helping to bridge a felt need to connect to others through the process of art-making and shared community.

This event is Pay-What-You-Can. Here’s what your suggested donation can do for the Indy Reads community:

FREE – This ticket is for attendees that would like to attend this event and are unable to purchase a ticket. Indy Reads values our community and facilitators. We are proud to provide programming to all. Thank you for being a part of our community!

$10 – This donation covers the cost of one attendee to this event. Indy Reads strives to bring the very best programming to Fountain Square and all Hoosiers. Thank you for helping us to keep our quality programs accessible for all!

$20 – This donation covers the cost of two attendees to this event. If you are attending as an individual, your ticket at this level makes it possible for another who cannot afford a ticket to attend. It is only through the generosity of our community that we are able to support programs that enrich the lives of all Hoosiers. Thank you for your support!

Other – “Pay-What-You-Can” really does mean pay what you can. Indy Reads appreciates that every one of our community members is able to support our vision of 100% literacy for all in different ways. Whether you can pay $5 or $50, we are so excited to see you – and thank you for your support!


January 13
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Indy Reads
1066 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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