City hall features ‘large’ art exhibit from Hamilton County Artists’ Association


Many Hamilton County Artists’ Association members are going big with their art, and a partnership between the HCAA and City of Noblesville is providing a display for it.

This is the third year for the “Loving Large” exhibit, originally planned by HCAA President Kay Richards. With its larger size, Noblesville City Hall is able to display larger-dimensioned art pieces, whereas HCAA cannot within its Birdie Gallery at 195 S. Fifth St.

“If we were to display a large exhibit in the Birdie Gallery, we would end up with enormous work and can’t accommodate everybody,” Richards said. “This is a wonderful opportunity the City of Noblesville has given the community. I started it three years ago, and started the first one because I thought this is a great place to hang large work that a lot of our artists do, and we can’t hang it down here.”

City hall has a display system that accommodates larger paintings.

The art will be on display from Feb. 5 to March 3 in the south corridor of city hall, 16 S. 10th St. People can view the exhibit during normal city hall hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“The artwork there is for purchase if they choose, but the most important thing is just to give the community the opportunity to see what the juried artists do as part of our outreach as a (nonprofit),” Richards said.

Before framing, the minimum size of the artwork is 18 inches by 24 inches. The maximum size is 48 inches by 48 inches.

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