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The Eiteljorg hosts a variety of events over the course of the year that you won’t want to miss. Most of our events are included with the price of admission, so you can come enjoy the excitement of a special occasion as well as the beauty of our unique museum.

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Volunteer Recognition Night

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is for Eiteljorg Museum volunteers only. If you're interested in volunteering with the Eiteljorg, click here or send an email to volunteers@eiteljorg.com. Location: The Eiteljorg Museum outside under The Sails, weather permitting The Eiteljorg Museum is inviting all volunteers to an open house on July 12 to celebrate and honor all of your hard work over the last three years. This is your exclusive opportunity to enjoy the museum galleries, including the newly re-opened Native American galleries, outside…

Western Book Club: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Virtual/Zoom Cost: Free The Eiteljorg Museum’s Western Book Club, like the museum itself, is committed to including works that represent many different cultural values, attitudes, and points of view. Members come together bimonthly to discuss books that represent the diversity of the American West and Indigenous peoples of North America. Meetings take place via Zoom, and are open to all. Join us for a discussion of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie, Native author…

Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company Family Day

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Eiteljorg Museum Cost: Free with museum admission / free for museum members Celebrate Native American cultures of the Great Lakes with performances by members of Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as art-making activities throughout the day. These dedicated educators offer a variety of experiences, so there is sure to be something for all guests. Scouts can earn a patch and the whole family will get to experience dancing and music.  …

Members-Only Coffee and Conversation: Seth Hopkins

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please note that this event is for Eiteljorg Museum members only. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, click here. Location: Eiteljorg Museum Cost: Free To register, contact Jennifer Hiatt at 317-275-1360 or email jhiatt@eiteljorg.com.  Join Seth Hopkins, director of the Booth Museum and author of Warhol and the West, for a members-only Coffee & Conversation followed by a public tour and book signing at 10:15 a.m. Hear Seth talk about how he curated Warhol’s West and researched the…

Summer of Celebration Concert Series: Brulé

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Yearly Events


Indian Market & Festival

Since 1993, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival has been one of the preeminent summer cultural events in downtown Indianapolis. Artists from more than 50 Native American or First Nations groups present art across multiple disciplines to be awarded, purchased, and enjoyed.

Sept – Oct

Quest For The West

Quest is one of the top Western art shows in the country. Opening weekend registrants will be the first to see and bid on paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent artists in a “luck of the draw” sale and a miniature art sale.

Nov – Jan

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Every winter, visitors explore the Eiteljorg’s popular annual holiday model train display, featuring reproductions of the landmarks of the American West and the skyline of downtown Indianapolis.

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Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 12

Volunteer Recognition Night

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 16

Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company Family Day

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm