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 the venue for larger exhibits with live performances.

Book a Free 30-Minute Tour of the Venue

Tours are available Monday from 11am-2pm and Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am-4pm. Contact us to book your tour!

Gallery Options & Rates

Up to 6 artists can exhibit in the gallery space and the additional square footage can allow you to add up to 15 artist booths. 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 the 1400 square feet option is 100 and 150 for the 1800 square feet option.

Small Gallery Event Package

$125 per hour (includes cash bar & audio engineer)
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • Access to 1400 square feet of event space: 1000+ sq ft open room and 400 sq ft gallery room with cash bar
  • Sound engineer and cash bar included
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables. Backline available at request (drums & cymbals, guitar amp, keyboard). Client must set up backline.
  • Up to 50 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • Complimentary set-up/tear down time provided:

    • 30 minutes before rental starts & 30 minutes after rental ends. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $100. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Small Gallery Event Rental

$100 per hour 
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • Access to 1400 square feet of event space: 1000+ sq ft open room and 400 sq ft gallery room
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Sound engineer is not included
  • Up to 50 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • Complimentary set-up/tear down time provided:

    • 15 minutes before rental starts & 15 minutes after rental ends. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $100. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Large Gallery Event Package

$150 per hour (includes cash bar & audio engineer)
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • Access to 1800 square feet of event space: 1000+ sq ft open room, 400 sq ft room gallery room with cash bar and 400 sq ft room
  • Sound engineer & cash bar included
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables. Backline available at request (drums & cymbals, guitar amp, keyboard). Client must set up backline.
  • Up to 50 chairs and 4-2×5 tables
  • Complimentary set-up/tear down time provided:

    • 30 minutes before rental starts & 30 minutes after rental ends. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $125. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Large Gallery Event Rental

$125 per hour
2-hour minimum

Includes:

  • Access to 1800 square feet of event space: 1000+ sq ft open room, 400 sq ft gallery room, and 400 sq ft room
  • PA system: Mixer, speakers, microphones, stands & cables
  • Sound engineer is not included
  • Up to 50 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 $75. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.
  • Complimentary set-up/tear down time provided:

    • 15 minutes before rental starts & 15 minutes after rental ends. Any additional time needed to decorate, set up, etc will be available at the hourly rate of $125. Please note this time is not allotted as an extension for event time.

Rental Hours

  • Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11am-midnight
  • Rentals are not available on the following holidays:
    • Memorial Day
    • 4th of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day 
    • Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving)
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
    • New Year’s Eve
    • New Year’s Day

When Should I Book?

  • The Gallery Room must be booked at least one week in advance.
  • Gallery Event Options 1 & 2 must be booked at least one week in advance.
  • Gallery Options 3 & 4 must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

How to Check Availability

If you’d like to check our availability before you book, follow these steps. Note, you can check availability without making a payment.

  1. Select the Book button for the option you are interested in.
  2. Choose how many hours you would like your event to be. You will then see our calendar.
  3. Click on the day you are interested in to see if your desired date and time available.
    • If a date is in black, there are times available for that date.
    • If a date is in gray, no times are available on that date.