In 1975 Greenfield Banking Company established an art gallery for Central-Indiana artists to display their work. The gallery was initially located in the bank’s Main Office in downtown Greenfield, IN. In 1999, it was moved to the bank’s new Main Office on the second-floor lobby at 1920 N State Street in Greenfield, IN.
Many artists, young and old, displayed artwork over the years. Their creations included watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, textile art, photo essays, pencil drawings and pastels to name a few. Press releases with photographs and social media were utilized to promote each artist’s show and a large sign at the bank’s entrance directed visitors upstairs to the gallery.
The Art Gallery benefited not only the artists but also the community by making the visual arts more accessible to local residents. The bank had no commission in the sale of artwork. The gallery was another way Greenfield Banking Company made a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community.
With technology, it became much easier for artists to circulate their talents via their own personal websites & social media, thus reducing the demand for exhibits. Combining this with scheduling exhibits became increasingly difficult. After careful consideration, a decision was made to discontinue the gallery, effective September 30, 2019.
We wish to thank the gifted artists who exhibited their talents with our community throughout the years.