Here’s a laid-back way to spend an afternoon and evening. Sponsored by the artists who work in the studios at 3001 N. New Jersey St., Art in the Garden has turned into an annual gathering of friendly folks featuring exhibits by visual artists and craftspeople, performing poets and drummers, food and spirits. Among the artists with work on view are Anthony Radford, Caroline Mecklin, Carl Hazelwood, Steve Young, Christi Curry, Tonya Jones and Jeana Quattara. Live music performed by Flash! and Flipside. Food provided by Miss V’s Soup Café and Catering. Things get started Aug. 17 at 3:30 and run until 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Anthony Radford at 317-538-5709.