Lafayette - West Lafayette galleries are home to all types of exquisite fine art, from oil paintings and fine art prints to glass art, sculpture and contemporary pieces that almost defy categorization.
Be sure to visit the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette's permanent collection where you'll find a nice selection of Indiana artists represented.
||ART MUSEUM OF GREATER LAFAYETTE [map]
102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Accredited by the American Association of Museums. The permanent collection of the museum centers on 19th and 20th century American art with a specific focus on art of Indiana. In addition to selected works from the collection that are on display, two other galleries feature changing exhibitions four times a year. With the focus on education, a variety of studio art classes are offered for both adults and children and docent-led tours are available. The museum gift shop offers works by area artists, including jewelry, ceramics, woodcarvings, glass and paintings. Free to the public, the museum is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
||ARTISTS' OWN [map]
518B Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
As an artists’ cooperative, the members own and operate Artists’ Own Gallery. The artists serve in all capacities of running the gallery operation, including serving as shopkeepers. Each time you visit the gallery you will meet some of our talented artists.
The Artists’ Own Gallery was conceived as a place where local artists would combine their art and talents in a friendly setting for both serious collectors and casual customers. The gallery has become a primary destination for both contemporary and traditional art lovers. Works in the gallery include paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, furniture, pottery, fiber, glass, drawings, and much more.
||CHINA ART GALLERY ANTIQUES AND UNIQUE LLC map]
901 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
China Art Gallery brings culture to the downtown art scene. Immerse yourself in Asian culture as you stroll through the various rooms of vases, paintings, calligraphy, jewelry clothing and more.
||FOUNTAIN GALLERY [map]
330 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
In an effort to expand outside of campus, Purdue Galleries opened a downtown gallery in the historic Perrin Building, which is right across the street from the Tippecanoe County Courthouse fountain, where the gallery gets its name. The Fountain Gallery features artwork from regional, national and international artists, as well as the galleries permanent collection.
||GRATEFUL HEART GALLERY & GIFTS [map]
654 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Offering unique Pottery, Art and Fine Hand-Crafted Gifts which are locally made.
Gallery offers Fine Porcelain & Stoneware Pottery by Diane Gee and Mosaics, Stoneware Pottery and Hand-made Gifts by Rachel Witt.
||HAAN MANSION MUSEUM OF INDIANA ART [map]
[tours by reservation only]
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
The Haan Mansion is a private residence with two main floors, encompassing about 9000 square feet, it is open for visitors at pre-scheduled times and for group tours. The grand Classical Revival mansion features a great hall with an open well, a double staircase, interior arches, columns and pilasters and verandas on the first and second floors. An elevator allows guests with mobility problems access to the second floor.
The Haans started collecting historic Indiana art in 1992, and now have the finest and most complete collection ever assembled. Many of the pieces have been borrowed by other Museums in Indiana and Ohio. You can also enjoy an impressive collection of furniture normally found only in the largest museums and mansions. A majority of the large pieces are Renaissance Revival, and date from about 1860 to 1890. The art, furniture and decorative arts and the grand scale of the Mansion create an experience that you won't soon forget.
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||INSPIRED FIRE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY [map]
2124 State Road 25 South, Lafayette, IN 47909
Inspired Fire is a fully operational studio that offers classes and sports an unusually diverse gallery of art from the truly local to the internationally inspired. Inspired Fired ™ is located in the south end of Lafayette, Indiana. It was started May 2002 and is still owned and operated by Sharon Owens. The gallery is the natural place to pick up unique articles of glass artwork and beautiful paintings from over 20 local artists or even get inspired while taking one of their classes. A selection of jewelry boxes, trivets and key fobs made out of exotic woods and finishes can be found.
||LALA GALLERY STUDIO [map]
609 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Lala Gallery represents local and regional artists working in a variety of mediums. Come take a stroll in the gallery and walk through the courtyard into our clay studio and gift shop. Offering a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels. Sign-up for one of our classes or make a custom class of your own. Youth groups, moms, children, families, couples or any combination you can think of, give Lala a call and we can make it happen!
||PURDUE UNIVERSITY GALLERIES
Robert L. Ringel Gallery [map]
Purdue Memorial Union,
101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Stewart Center Gallery [map]
128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries [map]
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 West Wood Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Purdue University Galleries offer a variety of art forms and exhibits. Galleries include the Robert L. Ringel Gallery, the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries a new gallery coming to downtown Lafayette in the historic Perrin Building, located at 330 Main Street. Participatory art and writing opportunities
are presented regularly, as well as lectures by artists and historians and ArtCart outreach activities for community groups and classes.
All gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
||SOMETHING SPECIAL OF LAFAYETTE [map]
668 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
A group of local artists in one gallery like setting, who specialize in creating unique handmade gifts from pottery, paintings and sketches, woodwork, hair, body & skin care, glass jewelry & gifts, wearable art and fiber art. Art classes also available.
||SUSIE GIBBS ART GALLERY [map]
514 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
A fine arts gallery exhibiting original works in watercolor, oils, acrylic, glass, pottery, wood and limited edition prints and various other media. Susie Gibbs Framing and Art Gallery offers a unique selection of artwork by area artists. Appropriate pieces for home and office settings. Great gifts for all occasions.
||TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION [map]
638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
The building originally opened in 1927 as the Albert A. Wells Memorial Library. However, when the library outgrew the space and opened a new facility in 1989, it became the Wells Community Cultural Center. It is now home to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) which acts as an agency to promote many of the area’s cultural organizations and also sponsors the annual Taste of Tippecanoe. The building also houses three galleries in which local artists’ works are displayed throughout the year. Contact TAF for the current exhibition schedule.
301 Frontage Road,
Lafayette, Indiana 47905 • 765-447-9999 or 800-872-6648