Art Galleries Galore Downtown Lafayette

KL Art Gallery

Art abounds in Lafayette-West Lafayette!  Explore galleries offering all types of exquisite fine art; from oil paintings and fine art prints to glass art, sculpture and contemporary pieces. Check out these art galleries as you delve into our diverse and eclectic art scene!

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette: Six galleries show continually changing art exhibitions, which change in September, December, March and May each year. A permanent collection of nearly 1,500 objects is maintained and selected works are always on exhibit in the Weil Gallery. Gallery talks and workshops are presented with many of the exhibitions. Friday Night Live features live music performances, in the galleries, on the last Friday of each month. Studio art classes are offered throughout the year in the Manya Fan Art Education Center and the Museum Shop offers works by artists in the permanent collection, the teaching faculty and current exhibit artists.

Live music performance at Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Artists’ Own: The Artists’ Own Gallery was conceived as a place where local artists would combine their art and talents in a friendly setting for both serious collectors and casual customers. The gallery has become a primary destination for both contemporary and traditional art lovers. Works in the gallery include paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, furniture, pottery, fiber, glass, drawings, and much more.

Gallery Walk at Artists’ Own

China Art Gallery Antiques & Unique LLC.: This gallery brings culture to the downtown art scene. Immerse yourself in Asian culture as you stroll through the various rooms of vases, paintings, calligraphy, jewelry clothing and more.

KL Art Gallery: Established in 2004, KL Art Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Lafayette. It is open to the public and features original pieces in oil, watercolor, pastel and other media.

LE Originals

Le Originals: A group of local artists in one gallery like setting, who specialize in creating unique handmade gifts from pottery, paintings and sketches, woodwork, hair, body & skin care, glass jewelry & gifts, wearable art and fiber art.

Susie Gibbs Art Gallery: A fine arts gallery exhibiting original works in watercolor, oils, acrylic, glass, pottery, wood and limited edition prints and various other media. Susie Gibbs Framing and Art Gallery offers a unique selection of artwork by area artists. Appropriate pieces for home and office settings. Great gifts for all occasions.

Susie Gibbs Art Gallery

Tippecanoe Arts Federation (Is closed until May of this year, but make sure you add it to your places to visit in the summer!): The building originally opened in 1927 as the Albert A. Wells Memorial Library. However, when the library outgrew the space and opened a new facility in 1989, it became the Wells Community Cultural Center. It is now home to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) which acts as an agency to promote many of the area’s cultural organizations and also sponsors the annual TASTE of Tippecanoe. The building  houses three galleries in which local artists’ works are displayed throughout the year.

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Beautiful Art & More at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Gift Shop

GreaterLafArtMus2013.22 Great Cities, 1 Great University, “One Great Art Destination”. Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is home to many creative and unique art galleries and one that stands out and shines is the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. This museum not only has revolving exhibits throughout the year, but a gift shop that offers one of a kind gifts.

January in Indiana. What comes to your mind? I think snow, cold weather, indoors. I am always trying to think of fun, local activities that will get me to venture out of my nice, warm house! An afternoon visit to the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is one of the places that tantalizes my need to journey out where I can admire lovely artwork and as a bonus, shop at their amazing gift shop! We have many March birthdays in my family, and a trip to the gift shop is the perfect location to find gifts that my family members will enjoy.

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette 2012.9JPGThe Art Museum of Greater Lafayette gift shop features works of art by over forty local artists. Jewelry, clothing, paintings, and housewares created by regional artists are for sale. When one walks into the gift shop their senses come alive as sunlight streams in through a wall full of windows highlighting all the great shopping finds. From colorful hand-painted vases to custom-made jewelry to photography of Indiana landscapes; it is impossible to leave without purchasing something!

Another aspect I love about going to the art museum is to enjoy the exhibit that is on display. Currently, the exhibit that is running through March 2, is Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place. This exhibition features works created en plein aire, French for “out of doors” by members of IPAPA and is the third in a series of successful exhibit/book projects.  One hundred works by Indiana plein air painters are on display. The book featuring all the art projects is available for sale in the gift shop. This book is on my shopping list to give my aunt who loves art!

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