12 Bar Blues Art Gallery

12 Bar Blues Art Gallery at the Playground

Playground Productions Studio in Indianapolis is the home of the 12 Bar Blues Art Gallery. Our gallery room features 3-4×6 steels grates, 1-4×8 steel grate and a 9×9 steel wall for exhibit space.

Each month, we showcase various artists in our gallery, as well as offer options for one night small and grand exhibits. If you are interested in exhibiting your art in the 12 Bar Blues Art Gallery, please contact us.

Our art gallery in Indianapolis differs from your traditional gallery, as we offer opportunities for artists to rent out venue for small and large exhibits with live performances.

Book a Free 30-Minute Tour of the Gallery

Tours are available Monday, from 11am-2:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-4:30pm and Friday from 11am-5:30pm.

Gallery Room Rates

For a small and intimate one-night exhibit, our 12 Bar Blues Gallery Room is an ideal, affordable option. The room is 400 sq ft, with 300 sq ft of wall space. Up to 6 artists can exhibit making this a very budget friendly option. If you would like to have alcoholic beverages available to your guests, we offer the option to include a cash bar. The guest capacity for this room is approximately 25 people (standing).

Gallery Room

$25 per hour
2-hour minimum

Access to 400 sq ft gallery room with exhibiting space: 

  • 3 – 4×6 wall grates
  • 1 – 4×8 wall grate
  • 1 – 9×9 steel wall

Gallery Room with Cash Bar

$50 per hour
2-hour minimum

Access to 400 sq ft gallery room with exhibiting space: 

  • 3 – 4×6 wall grates
  • 1 – 4×8 wall grate
  • 1 – 9×9 steel wall

One-Night Grand Exhibit Options & Rates

Gallery Event Option 1

$70 per hour
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • 1000+ sq ft open room and 400 sq ft room
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Sound engineer is not included
  • Up to 70 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • 30 total minutes of complimentary set up time is provided prior to event. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $70. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Gallery Event Option 2

$95 per hour (includes cash bar & audio engineer)
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • 1000+ sq ft open room and 400 sq ft room with cash bar
  • Sound engineer
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Up to 70 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • 30 total minutes of complimentary set up time is provided prior to event. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $70. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Gallery Event Option 3

$95 per hour
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • 1000+ sq ft open room, 400 sq ft social room, and 400 sq ft room
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Sound engineer is not included
  • Up to 70 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • 30 total minutes of complimentary set up time is provided prior to event. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $70. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.
  • 1 week notice required to book

Gallery Event Option 4

$120 per hour (includes cash bar & audio engineer)
2-hour rental

Includes:

  • 1000+ sq ft open room, 400 sq ft room social room with cash bar and 400 sq ft room
  • Sound engineer
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Up to 70 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • 30 total minutes of complimentary set up time is provided prior to event. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $70. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.
  • 2 weeks notice required to book