White River Art Canoes


Connecting people to the river through art.


Art Canoes

In 2021, the inaugural year of White River Art Canoes, the White River Alliance, in partnership with the White River Vision Plan, placed 10 art canoes in key anchor locations along the White River in an effort to raise awareness of recent (and future) reinvestment and reinvigoration of Indianapolis’ waterways. Each of the canoes was painted by a different local artist from Marion County or Hamilton County as a way to draw out voices from the communities surrounding the White River and reflect the unique elements of the river at each location.


2022 Art Canoes

The White River Art Canoes are coming back in 2022 in an even bigger, more impactful way! Stay tuned for more details.

If you loved Art Canoes and are interested in hosting one at your location or sponsoring one, please reach out to us at info@thewhiteriveralliance.org


2021 Art Canoe Gallery & Artist Bios

Did you miss seeing the 2021 Art Canoes while they were out on display? Here’s your opportunity to view images of the canoes while on display, and a few while in progress. Interested in knowing more about the artist of your favorite canoe? Use the blue buttons below to view the gallery and find out more about the artists.

2021 Art Canoe Gallery About the Artists

A short video featuring two of the 2021 artists and the inspiration behind their canoe designs.


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Everyone has a role to play! You can help us ensure White River Art Canoes’ success and affordability by directing your donation to White River Art Canoes and becoming a Water Supporter. No donation is too small or too large to be a Water Supporter. Your donation as a Water Supporter can be publicly recognized or remain anonymous. All donations are tax-deductible and will be utilized specifically for the White River Art Canoes program and its related efforts.

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