Brought to you by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Schahet Hotels

“Investing in local arts and culture is essential to the health and vitatlity of our city. The Arts Council of Indianapolis plays a significant role in shaping a vibrant Indianapolis, enhancing connections between our neigborhoods and the creative community, and ensuring the many benefits of the arts are available to all.” – Mayor Joe Hogsett

Start with Art is one of the country’s largest business and arts luncheons of its kind and kicks-off the Indianapolis arts season. Now in its 32nd year, Start with Art is an Indianapolis tradition where nearly 1,200 corporate, civic, arts, and community leaders celebrate and support the arts in Indianapolis. This event is one of the largest networking events of the year in Indianapolis.

Start with Art is a two-hour event that includes unique performances, an insightful and inspiring keynote presentation from an industry thought leader, appearances by elected officials including an address by arts champion, Mayor Joe Hogsett, and the presentation of the Arts Indianapolis Award, or ARTIs, to commemorate outstanding contributions to the arts.


  • Occurred Friday, August 30th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm