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Congratulations to the 2023 Welcome Race Fans artists

In the month of May, Indianapolis is unmistakably preoccupied with black and white checkered flags, car culture imagery, and of course the ubiquitous Welcome Race Fans banners that boldly blanket the city everywhere from your neighbor’s front porch and the local cafe on up to the most upscale restaurants and hotels. At no other time is the city of Indianapolis so singularly focused on one event.

Beginning in 2016, Indy Arts Council partnered with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to celebrate the 100th Running of the Indy 500 by commissioning artists to create their own, unique Welcome Race Fans signs.

This year, we are once again collaborating to create the greatest ART in racing. Five Indianapolis-based artists have created artworks that will help welcome visitors to Indianapolis and celebrate the history, culture, and excitement of the month of May. 

If you are interested in purchasing any of the original artworks, please email

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