Art Gallery

Located in Whitewater Hall

The Gallery located at Indiana University East is one of the premier visual arts centers for Wayne and surrounding counties. All exhibits are free and open to the public. The Gallery features continually changing exhibits with nine shows a year. At the Gallery, you can:

  • See exhibitions by local, regional, national, and international artists, as well as young artists from area schools
  • Attend lectures
  • Meet renowned artists
  • Purchase artwork

IU East Art Galleries Mission Statement

The Galleries at Indiana University East have as its mission, a commitment to offering a rich and diverse cultural experience to the Indiana University East campus and the greater community. The Galleries are dedicated to presenting exhibitions and educational experiences which showcase local, regional, and cutting-edge national and international art trends, represented by a wide range of media, cultures, and traditions; attention to cultural contexts represented within the surrounding area; nurturing of artists’ experimentation and growth; and the educational potential of exhibitions and educational vehicles. The Galleries, as part of its educational mission, is in a unique position to explore challenging subjects and provide a venue for artists whose work is best suited to non-commercial spaces.

Would you like to exhibit your artwork on the IU East Campus?

Artist proposal guidelines

Please note that we are rarely able to incorporate unsolicited proposals into our exhibition programming. Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, only those exhibition proposals under consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested in submitting your work or an exhibition proposal for review, you may submit a resume or CV, artist’s statement, exhibition proposal, and 10-20 images. Please combine these materials into one single pdf.

All materials should be submitted via email to Solicitations made in person, by fax, or by phone will not be considered.

Student Showcase Awards

Featured Artist Series

Artist's Talk: Felicia Szorad and Travis Townsend

Artist's Talk: Whitney Lea Sage

Artist's Talk: Nishiki Sugawara-Beda

Featured Artists playlist

Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends by appointment

Galleries Exhibit Schedule

  • 1/9 - 4/14: Come Out Looking Up - Works by Antonio McAfee
    Meijer Artway
    Reception/talk Monday, March 6 1:20 - 2:20 p.m.; visit for details
  • 1/13 - 2/26: Show & Tell: Paintings by Emily Campbell and Sam Kelly
    Tom Thomas Gallery
    Artist Talk with Emily Campbell Monday, February 13th - 12:45-1:45pm
    Artist Talk with Sam Kelly Tuesday, February 14th - 12:45-1:45pm
  • 3/10 - 4/14: Brimful: An invitational Exhibition of Handmade Cups
    Tom Thomas Gallery
  • 4/21 - 7/7: Senior Capstone Exhibition and Student Showcase
    Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway
    Reception April 27th 4-6 p.m.