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Review: Sideshow Art and Odditorium

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Sideshow Art and Odditorium opened this October in the Indianapolis City Market. - DAN GROSSMAN
  • Dan Grossman
  • Sideshow Art and Odditorium opened this October in the Indianapolis City Market.

This isn’t your typical review because Sideshow Art and Odditorium isn’t your typical venue. It's smack dab in the center of Indianapolis City Market, the lunchtime haunt of many downtown professionals, many of whom may not be familiar with Indy’s homegrown art scene.

Owners Alan Schoff and Becky Wilson are hoping to rope them in by featuring bite-sized work by some of the city's best artists.

Carla Knopp's "Specimens"
  • Carla Knopp's "Specimens"

Look out for intriguing double-sided collages by Matthew Eickhoff that come off like artwork for other-dimensional travel brochures. Or “micro-specimens” by Carla Knopp gathered from the planet of her imagination.

But perhaps the most spectacular thing here is the Odditorium itself, whose pillars and display spaces were constructed by Wilson out of repurposed cardboard formerly used for retail displays.

Sideshow Art and Odditorium is now open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Note that it is a "year-round store" and not a seasonal pop-up shop. 

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