“Friendship and Future” will showcase a piece from each of the member artists, touching on either the feelings of friendship among the group of artists, or their hopes for the future, both within the gallery or in the larger world. Working together has made this cooperative a success, and the artists will celebrate those feelings along with a general notion of accomplishment during this anniversary. 

“Something truly wonderful happens when people come together with a similar vision and a worthwhile goal,” said Alena Abernathy, member artist and painter. “I believe we can continue to build upon the dream that inspired this place. The FC9 is an incredible place to find inspiration, friendship, and encouragement. Looking forward to the future, I’m reminded of a quote by Abraham Lincoln, ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it.’ Dream big.”

Nathan Winship Smith, of the Beech Grove Clayworks, has been a member artist since shortly after the opening of the cooperative, in 2017. He has relished the opportunities presented to him through the cooperative and experiences that have grown from it. “Although it is hard to keep my awareness of the past, present, and future awake, friendships make it easier,” Winship Smith said. “The continuation and growth of the Full Circle Nine Gallery is fertile soil for growing relationships and connections within Indianapolis and the Circle City Industrial Complex.”

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Occurred Friday, February 1st, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Starting Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday and Saturday until Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Full Circle Nine Gallery

1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202