Free Fun – September 17

Husband, wife display their photography works

GREENFIELD — A tandem exhibit of fine art photography by the husband and wife team of Mark and Nancy Leslie will be on display in the first-floor gallery of the Creative Arts and Event Center, 2 W. Main St., Greenfield.

The exhibit, titled “Nature and Things,” offers an artist’s perspective of nature and objects found in unique settings and challenges viewers to look at the world around them with an artistic eye. Both artists have had their work on display at the Hey Café, Greenfield Banking Co., Twenty North Gallery and CrazyLake Art House. The exhibit is open during business hours.

Arts exhibit features America’s national bird

GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council celebrates America’s national bird, the eagle, with an exhibit of local eagle photography. Many of the photographs are of Greenfield’s resident eagles, which were nesting in Hancock County on the northeast side of Greenfield until a recent storm knocked down the tree. The Hancock Arts Gallery, Twenty North, is at 20 N. State St. The exhibit is open during business hours. Call 317-477-7664 for hours of operation and more info.

New exhibit open at Greenfield Banking Co.

GREENFIELD — Ruth Howell’s watercolors will be on display in Greenfield Banking Co.’s main office second-floor art gallery, 1920 N. State St., now through the end of October.

Howell, a watercolor artist, appreciates how the paints have a way of mixing and resisting each other on paper. She enjoys creating abstracts and finding inspiration in the shapes that form when she drops paint on the page. Ruth has been painting seriously since 1995, studying with many well-known Indiana artists.

She belongs to several art organizations, including the Indiana Artist Club, Watercolor Society of Indianapolis, Southside Art League and the Hoosier Salon. The public is invited to view Ruth’s artwork in the gallery during normal business hours.

Irish Fest event back at Military Park in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Indy’s Irish Fest returns to Military Park today through Sunday for the 20th annual celebration of Celtic heritage. The four-day festival features live Irish music and step-dancing on four stages, as well as shopping, food, cultural and children’s activities and sporting events.

Other activities at the festival include the Kilted Mile run, which requires a $10 registration fee, and a children’s contest for the reddest hair, the greenest eyes and the most freckles. For more information, including ticket prices, discounts and hours, visit or call the Indy’s Irish Fest information line at 317-713-7117.