While Indianapolis is often known for its sports events, the city also has a vibrant design, development, and startup community. The UX community features interface-minded developers rubbing elbows with technology-minded visual designers, as well as usability analysts, service designers and interaction designers.
This community is led by a passionate group of local leaders and volunteers and realized through the generosity of speakers, meetups, sponsors, and host partners.
Indy believes in cultivating the right environment for arts, design, and creative pursuits, and is all about being accessible to its citizens. The city plays host to a wide range of arts events throughout the year such as the Penrod Arts Fair and Broad Ripple Art Fair, has a thriving First Friday art tour at more than 25 galleries downtown, and is home to institutions like the Indianapolis Art Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We have events like 5x5, a challenge in which motivated and impassioned residents have the opportunity to win $10,000 to put toward making their ideas for city betterment happen. It’s easy to find ways to get involved, not only in the arts, but in making an impact on the community-at-large.