America's equitable
fine art fair

BUTTER is a multi-day fine art fair organized by GANGGANG that features artwork made by Black visual artists from Indiana and across the country. GANGGANG is a cultural development and creative advocacy firm that works to center beauty, culture, and equity in systems and cities, testing new more equitable models with experiments like BUTTER. Anchored in Indianapolis, BUTTER honors and amplifies the value and worth of Black artists, serving as a new model for economic justice in the arts and a catalyst for career transformation.

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BUTTER CENTERS + ELEVATES BLACK ARTISTS.

Black artists have benefited from a long-overdue abundance of invitations to exhibit, participate, and weigh-in. However, the cultural infrastructure for artists is lacking, and the roadmap to career advancement and financial sustainability has been unclear. BUTTER aims to change this.

BUTTER invites guests to see and experience contemporary art in new ways, all while advocating for the value and worth of Black artists. The fair was created by GANGGANG to test a new model for reparations in the arts, with a focus on care, authenticity, and economic justice.

In just three years, BUTTER has made a bright impact on Indianapolis and beyond. By returning 100% of artwork sales back to the artists, the fair is an experiment in elevating standards across the art industry and the economic viability of being an artist.

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Leading Sponsors

TITLE SPONSOR

AES Indiana  

PRESENTING SPONSORS

JPMorgan Chase
Newfields  

TOP SPONSORS

The Indianapolis Foundation
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium
Glick Philanthropies
Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund
Rachel and Jennifer Simon

Sponsors
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Black Employees at Lilly
  • Black Onyx
  • Buckingham Companies and CityWay
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • Dorsey Foundation
  • Downtown Indy
  • Elements Financial
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Henderson Spirits Group
  • Herron School of Art + Design IUPUI
  • I Made Rock “N” Roll
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Indiana Humanities
  • Indianapolis Urban League
  • Indy Arts Council
  • IU Health
  • Mays Chemical
  • Maywright Property Co.
  • New City Development
  • NFP
  • OneAmerica
  • OUTFRONT Media
  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • The National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Won’t Stop Hospitality Inc.
In-Kind Sponsors
  • Ash & Elm Cider Co.
  • Big Lug Brewing
  • Conrad Indianapolis
  • Digs Garden Center and Heath Outdoor
  • Electric Plus
  • Hi & Mighty
  • Hiatus Tequila
  • Hotel Tango
  • I Heart Radio
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • IndyGo
  • Madam Walker Legacy Center
  • Mirth & Myrrh
  • MoJo Up Marketing
  • Pivot Marketing
  • Printing Partners
  • Solid State Midwest
  • SomeraRoad
  • The Alexander
  • Uncle Nearest
  • Visit Indy
  • 2nd Street Creative
  • 8th Day Distillery