About Welcome Race Fans

The Arts Celebrate the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Welcome Race Fans is a collaborative project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to connect visual art and artists to this historic race. One of the more familiar and iconic visuals associated with May in Indianapolis is the blanketing of the city with "Welcome Race Fans" signs and banners. Our project builds upon and pays tribute to the annual tradition of Welcome Race Fans signs with original artwork created by Indiana artists. This year 5 Indiana artists were commissioned to create their own version of the beloved Welcome Race Fans signs, using their own unique style and materials. The result is an infusion of different artistic voices and imagery to welcome the world to Indianapolis and celebrate the month of May. Each sign is unique and represent the vast diversity of styles and artists in Indiana. The 5 original works of art will be on display at the IPL building on Monument Circle during the first few weeks of May then will move to the track in the Pagoda through race day.

All original artwork is for sale. To inquire about the original artwork, please contact us at welcomeracefans@indyarts.org.

FREE posters representing all five 103rd running artworks are available at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council, and the IMS ticket office on 16th street. While Supplies Last.

Image above: Sharon Jiskra Brooks, Winner's Wreath, acrylic with silver leaf, 2019.