16 Jul

Our Three Favorite Things About Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in downtown Indianapolis, celebrates the culture and traditions of Native American history and the wild west of America. As their exclusive caterer, we are always honored by the clients that select this space for their events. From museum exhibit openings to private parties to museum programing, we have many things to love about this venue. Here are our top three favorites:

1. The Sails

Just outside the museum nestled along the Christel DeHann Family Terrace, The Sails are the place on the Canal Walk where families can enjoy free music, storytellers, hands-on family activities – including their Summer Under The Sails concert series. Our team enjoys events in this outdoor space because of it’s versatility. Whether ceremony, cocktail hour, seated dinner, or dancing outdoor – this space can accommodate it all. One of our favorite ways to enhance the space is to include colored lighting in the evening, really making the party come alive.  Photos courtesy of Caitlin Sullivan Photography.


2. Jinglerails

Yes, it’s July… but holiday parties really aren’t that far off! One of the most exciting places for holiday party entertainment downtown is Eiteljorg Museum’s Jinglerails exhibit. Imagine stepping into a wooden winter wonderland as you sip a cocktail and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres. Jinglerails is like no other holiday event the city and perfect for children young and old alike. The exhibit is hosted in Clowes Sculpture Court and spans floor to ceiling with miniature models of famous landmarks from around the country and our own town of Indianapolis. The exhibit adds a ‘built-in’ holiday decor element during the winter months making it easy to bring a festive and celebratory spirit to the space. Photos courtesy of Eiteljorg Museum.

3. The Colors and Architecture

Eiteljorg Museum’s architecture is unlike anything else in the downtown area of the city. Broad, flat mesas, canyons and ancient pueblo structures are what make the Southwest uniquely beautiful. These are the inspiration to the Eiteljorg Museum’s exterior. Inside the Eiteljorg Museum, warm earth tones, stone and rich mahogany trim continue the Southwestern motif. We love the neutral palette inspired by nature’s very own architecture. Every time we step into the museum, it doesn’t feel like we are in Indianapolis anymore.



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