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If you are interested in being one of our member guest artists let us know by sending us an email

Painting Studio

Nancy Maxwell Fine Art hosts an open painting studio Wednesdays from 9-Noon.   There are currently openings.  There is a weekly fee, work at your own pace and on your own selection of painting with expert guidance.  All skill levels welcome and no long term commitment.  Contact Nancy at or 765-318 0972


Pen2Paper Writers Group


Jane Schoon and Dorene Page host a once monthly Writers Group, third Monday evening of each month.  
6:30 pm, open to beginners, experienced, poets, journalers, anyone interested in writing.
Contact Jane (


“Learning from the Old Masters”

Every Monday from 1 to 3 PM

An open painting session with the express purpose of learning from and copying works of master artists of the past. While you should never copy another artist’s work for a show entry, or try to pass it off as your own, much can be learned about composition, color, paint application and value by carefully copying a great work of art.  Picasso is our next artist.

Contact Linda Barrett at 765-346-4944 if you are interested in becoming part of this group.


Some of the Art Sanctuary resident artists will be featuring classes in the Catalog  for Indianapolis OASIS.
OASIS is a national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for adults age 50 and older.  We invite you to join us at Indianapolis OASIS, make friends and explore our activities.  Learn more about them and the upcoming Fall classes at the Art Sanctuary at:
Be A Volunteer

The Art Sanctuary is in the process of building it's volunteer base and welcomes interested parties to join our ranks of volunteers.  The opportunities can be anything from sitting in the gallery, assisting with a show to helping maintain the exterior gardens, etc.  You may have a special talent or interest that you would be willing to share with us.  Contact Janice Lindboe at for further information.

The Art Sanctuary is a proud part of the Hendricks County Cultural Trail

Learn more about the trail atwww.ruralroutestomainstreet. com

Check out our Upcoming Events in 2015 by clicking on the tabs to the left 
Members Gift Shop

We now have a have a Members Gift Shop, open same hours in the alcove area right outside the upper Gallery.  The shop will reopen in February so we are now accepting items.  Any resident studio artist or outside member artist (items must be juried from non-resident artists) may put items in the Gift Shop, but there is no obligation.  Number of items and price are entirely the decision of the artist.   A 20% commission will be charged to vendors.
Shop locally and share one of kind artisan gifts with your family and friends.
Questions about shop can be addressed to Mark (

In addition to discounts on workshops and purchases in some studios we are adding some new benefits with your membership.  
We will be having a Members Show in the upper gallery during the months of November and December.  In addition to our Second Friday Openings this show will be open during our new regular gallery hours.
On Thurs, Fri, & Sat. 11-3, members will have the opportunity to hang their work in the Main Gallery as a condition of their paid membership.  Any membership sign up now thru the end of 2014 will be in effect till Dec. 31 of 2015 as an added incentive. As an additional incentive we will charge only 20% commission on any sales from Gallery during this period. Members wishing to hang works will need to volunteer one shift a month to sit with gallery.  
Contact:NancyMaxwell at or (765) 318-0972 for details or questions.

Purchase a membership today and have membership benefits through 2015

As a Regular Member, you will enjoy a host of benefits and in return we receive vital support that enables us to offer Morgan County residents high caliber gallery exhibitions, art classes, workshops, and public art outreach programs free or at affordable prices. Practicing artists also get great networking opportunities. They can advertise for free in Art Sanctuary publications including a complimentary artists profile and gallery page on the Art Sanctuary website. Members get discounts on Art Sanctuary Sponsored classes and workshops, reduced entry fees for Art Sanctuary sponsored shows, member gallery privileges,  free monthly artists’ critique, and a monthly Artists’ Coffee Hour. 

All Members will have the opportunity to display their works in the Main Gallery during Nov-Feb. This perk is included in the annual membership fee; there will be no additional cost to hang art work but members will be expected to donate some volunteer time sitting with the Gallery and sales commission applies.

Art Sanctuary Membership is a powerful act that helps you to have a direct impact on the world in which you live. Without art as a basic foundation in our community, we lose an important source for innovation. Thank you for your support. 

Complete details and levels of membership are available on the Art Sanctuary website



You can rent the Art Sanctuary for your reception, fund-raiser, meeting, and even your own concert!
The Art Sanctuary also has licensed Wedding Officiants available to conduct civil ceremonies.

The Art Sanctuary also offers a certified kitchen for rental.

Go to our Facilities Rental Page, or call 812-345-1091 to get more information.


2nd Friday Of Each Month

The Artists Studios are open 6pm to 9pm Come meet the artists and pick up a unique gift or original piece of art.

Check out our great workshops!

Are you an artist looking for studio space?


 The Art Sanctuary currently has studio space available.  Come and be a part of the communal artistic spirit at the Art Sanctuary. 
Contact Ron Stanhouse at
(812) 345-1091 for more information.

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he Art Sanctuary wishes to recognize, and thank, the following individuals and companies for their support

Bernie and Judy Williams
Chris Urbanowski
Hilliard Lyons
Home Bank
Art Club
Morgan County Extension
Morgan County Insurance
City of Martinsville
Pamela Siddons
Ruth Rusie
Richard Wright
Joe Wagamon
Brett Mann Dentistry
Mike Spencer State Farm
Marsha Miles
Janice Lindboe
Marjorie Lake
Jay Hodges
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Wells Marvel Dentistry
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