When we think of the Midwest of the U.S., Indianapolis is near the top of major cities that show up on our Photo Weekends tour map quite frequently. A big town with big ideas, big hearts and big minds hungry to learn about their passion of photography. Indy is the home of 500 miles of motor racing on a track nicknamed “The Brickyard,” the state capital of Indiana and most recently the NFL’s showcase event, the Super Bowl. The labels of The Amateur Sports Capital of the World and The Racing Capital of the World have both been applied to Indianapolis.The headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the main governing body for U.S. collegiate sports, is located here, as is the National Federation of State High School Associations. Academics are a lifeblood of its culture as well with no less than a dozen major universities and institutions of higher learning. As one of the fastest growing state capital cities in the U.S., the region is hotbed of industry, commerce, sports and creative energy. With over 200 municipal parks, a zoo, and multiple major museums including the historic Indianapolis Arts Center whose stated mission is “…to engage, enlighten, and inspire our community by providing interactive art education, outreach to underserved audiences, support of artists, and exposure to the visual arts.”
We couldn’t be happier to return to Indianapolis next month. Its geographic location in the heart of Indiana has also earned it the moniker of The Crossroads of America, with major roads leading out of the city in all directions to Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis. We wouldn’t be surprised at all to see folks at our upcoming event from these areas. Tony Rizzuto and Eileen Rafferty are sure to enlighten and inspire the group there. So if you’re looking to get the inside scoop on your camera and photography, Indianapolis may be beckoning you to join us!
And, if you’re interested in keeping your focus – pun intended – on photography after the Photo Weekend, consider joining one of the active photography groups below in the Indiana region. What better way to stay active yourself than by being connected with like-minded enthusiasts?!
Indianapolis Camera Club
Indy MU Photo Club
Indianapolis SMUG Meetup Group
Indy Media Artists Meetup Group
Riviera Camera Club
Photo Venture Camera Club
Bloomington Photography Club
3H Camera Club
Fort Wayne Photographers Club
Fine Arts Camera Club
Irvington Photo Club
Muncie Camera Club
Join us for the Indianapolis Photo Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. Also, consider furthering your education with our Foundation Workshop – Basic Photography in Indianapolis on October 13-19, 2012 with instructor Eileen Rafferty.
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