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2018 Art & Home Tours

The 5th Annual Art & Home Tours have come to a close. We had an incredible series of tours with remarkable art, fascinating venues and festive foods, all in support of the ArtMix mission: to transform the lives of people with disabilities through the creation of art.

We are extremely grateful for our wonderful hosts, incredible sponsors, and of course our lovely guests.

Here's a quick recap of the three events:

Thursday, June 21 -- Hosts: Tara and Marc Sciscoe

"Classic and contemporary" is how the Sciscoes describe their 1937 home in Meridian Hills. Marc and Tara own a stunning collection of Native American and contemporary art, primarily from the Southwest and Latin America. Guests enjoyed a watermelon, basil and feta salad, open-faced BLT's, pheasant potato salad, and strawberry shortcakes from Black Plate Catering. Austin Jones played classical guitar while guests wandered the home and sipped on Sun King Beer. 

At 7:00 President & CEO Gayle Holtman thanked attendees for their support, presented Marc and Tara with a hand-crafted platter from our Urban Artisans, and raised a glass of Ash & Elm Cider to toast the power of the arts and celebrate the work of ArtMix.

Photo Credit: Anna Schink

Thursday, July 19 -- Hosts: Buckingham Companies

Buckingham Companies is committed to The Art of Living. Buckingham President & CEO Brad Chambers is an avid arts enthusiast and has been collecting for more than thirty years. This unique venue featured Indiana artists as well as artwork from around the globe including a Warhol, Calder, and Lichtenstein. As guests toured the three colorful floors, they enjoyed Indiana-themed bites from Black Plate Catering, as well as a specialty drink from Plat 99. 

Our attendees heard from ArtMix Board Chair, Ashley Hughes, who thanked our host and guests. We toasted with Ash and Elm Cider to the arts, and resumed the party. As our guests mingled and enjoyed beer from Sun King Brewery, they finished the evening with mini sugar cream pies.

Photo Credit: Anna Schink

Thursday, August 9 -- Hosts: Betsy and Pete Morse

Just minutes north of Indy in one of its first suburbs lies a private oasis of rolling hills and wooded lots -- Brendonwood, designed by Charles Lewis. This tour took place at the 1925 home Lewis built for himself -- an historic home on the outside, with historic art on the inside. On this beautiful summer evening, guests strolled through the home viewing the artwork and enjoying the recently renovated kitchen where Black Plate Catering provided an Asian themed spread.

The home featured a unique gallery space, where guests gathered to hear from Gayle Holtman. Toasting with an Ash & Elm Cider, attendees celebrated the arts and thanked our hosts. After remarks guests lingered, enjoying the beautiful patio space, listening to guitarist Steve Fulnecky and sipping on Sun King Beer. 

Photo Credit: Anna Schink