RAW: Natural Born Artists is an international arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives of all genres, including visual arts and photography, film, fashion, music, and performing arts. There are 60 chapters across the United States, Australia, Canada, and the U.K.
The Indianapolis RAW chapter celebrated a year of locally nominated artists to help recognize the strength of our own Midwestern talents, at this 5th Annual RAWards Inde Arts Awards. Bartini's Martini Lounge welcomed these artists, friends, and admirers for a snowy evening of warming art on Dec. 5.
RAWards was alive with displays and performances, hair and goodies, and a bit of everything for everyone. Host Kate Nolan kept the event on pace, featuring 25 award nominees and 16 director-selected showcase artists.
The local chapter also said goodbye to one of its biggest advocates, Showcase Director Amy Ward. Her years of support has helped the Indy group boast some of the largest monthly shows in the entire U.S.