The Tippecanoe Arts Federation provides opportunities for regional artists to display their work at the Wells Community Cultural Center in downtown Lafayette. Originally built as a memorial library in 1926, the Wells Community Cultural Center features three galleries that showcase a broad range of talents and media.

2022 Gallery Exhibitions

Purdue University Photography Faculty, Hoijin Jung, Ash Rubsam
January 7-28
First Friday Reception: January 7, 6 – 8 pm

The Spot, Aaron Bumgarner, Jes Peterson
February 4-25
First Friday Reception: February 4, 6 – 8 pm

Youth Art Month
March 4-25
First Friday Reception: March 4, 6 – 8 pm

Sloan Marshall- Spiral Bound Press, Jefferson High School Artists, LTHC – Voices of Homelessness
April 1-29
First Friday Reception: April 1, 6 – 8 pm

Charmaine Renee, Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild, Laura Ricks
May 6-27
First Friday Reception: May 6, 6 – 8 pm

Purdue University- Materials & Processes, J. David Williams, Lynn Holland
June 3-24
First Friday Reception: June 3, 6 – 8 pm

Jasper County Art League, Danielle Gernhardt & Jean McVay, Deb Achgill
July 1-29
First Friday Reception: July 1, 6 – 8 pm

Mitchell Schuring, Wolf Park – Monty, Jeffery Atkinson
August 5-26
First Friday Reception: August 5, 6 – 8 pm

Wabash Valley Artists Society, Wabash River Show (with WREC), Lyubov Sylayeva
September 2-23
First Friday Reception: September 2, 6 – 8 pm

Greater Lafayette Clay Guild, Chelsie Anderson, Jerie Artz
October 7-28
First Friday Reception: October 7, 6 – 8 pm

Wabash Weavers’ Guild, Becky Brody, Joan Tietz
November 4-23
First Friday Reception: November 4, 6 – 8 pm

TAF Holiday Member Show & Sale,  After School Arts Program Exhibit
December 2-21
First Friday Reception: December 2, 6 – 8 pm

Thank you to our First Friday Reception sponsors!


New Beginnings: From Victim to Survivor by YWCA Artists

Full of hope and healing, this exhibition of work from YWCA’s healing art program participants tells the story of surviving violence and trauma through art. This collection of work hopes to inspire community members to tell their own stores and spread awareness about domestic violence.

Fresh Paint by Chapel Gallery Artists

Fresh Paint is the latest work from 11 artists at Chapel Gallery, an artist co-op in Delphi, Indiana. On display are a wide range of styles, media, and stories. The group carries a common theme of craftsmanship, personal expression, and joy in creation.

Drawing on Community by Called to Create

Covid-19 has both shrunk and expanded connections between people. “Drawing on Community” is an exhibit of work inspired by community connections both near and far, created by members of Called to Create, a group of local Christian artists.

Time Apart by Various Tippecanoe County Artists

While the world has been under quarantine, many artists have used this time to reflect and create. Some have even used the pandemic as inspiration. TAF invited community members of all skill levels to share work that they created during our “Time Apart” in this exhibition.

20/20 Vision: Through an Artist’s Eye by Wabash Valley Artists Society

Wabash Valley Artists Society (WVAS) is a local organization of professional and amateur artists working in a variety of 2D mediums with a mission to promote and provide education and exhibition opportunities for their members.

The 2020 exhibition showcases the diversity of artistic thought and style among the artists in their community in this lead year of a new decade, which has proven to be challenging.

The wide variety of media and subject matter in their annual show always provides fascinating and stimulating contrasts.

Show of Hands by Bonnie Zimmer

Inspired by a fascination with the images of “hands” in the art of humans across time and cultures, Zimmer presents a body of work in a variety of two and three-dimensional media exploring the hand as image, idea, and expression.

Farms and Feathers by Daniel Driggs

Having lived in several different states before moving to Indiana more than 15 years ago, I tend to be attracted to the unique aspects of the region that others may overlook. This is especially true of the rural farmland and back roads that make up so much of Indiana.

Capture the Light by Sallie Spencer

“Capture the light” is Sallie Spencer’s guiding principle as a plein air and studio oil painter. Her show showcases landscape and still life oil paintings that illustrate the interplay of light, atmosphere, and value.

Dave Stein: Inside the Exhibit

A preview of and artists’ commentary on the scheduled June 2020 solo exhibit at TAF’s Wells Community Cultural Center in Lafayette, IN. Exhibition to be postponed to June 2021.

Opaque Conscious by Rhys Smelser

In this exhibition which was on view at TAF in February 2021, artist Rhys Smelser gives faces to everyday struggles with anxiety and depression. “By giving abstract struggles surreal faces, I attempt to give a physical target to address and grow from, and to illustrate its effects to an outsider perspective.”

Rahmanifar’s intention is to capture the essence of a place and the feelings tied to it, a place where reality melts into imagination. She likes to bring out the duality in the mood, the contrasting emotions, the enigma behind the surface, and leave room for interpretation.

Journey to Abstraction by Atossa Rahmanifar

This exhibition captures Rahmanifar’s journey from representational paintings to contemporary landscape, and finally to abstract paintings over the past several years.

Rahmanifar’s intention is to capture the essence of a place and the feelings tied to it, a place where reality melts into imagination. She likes to bring out the duality in the mood, the contrasting emotions, the enigma behind the surface, and leave room for interpretation.

8 Ways of Me by Taylor Cappelleri

Through meditation and studying the body’s chakra system, Reiki practitioner Taylor Cappelleri has tapped into a new version of creativity following a 18 year hiatus from art-making. The resulting paper collages using color and her knowledge of the chakra system have become several series that reflect the artists’ journey of self-discovery.

With a desire to connect with people, Cappelleri started teaching classes with the hope of offering both art-making and healing to those who are open and willing to journey with her.

Deconstruction and Reconstruction by FibR

FibR’s exhibit focuses on fiber involving deconstruction and reconstruction, using a combination of old and new. Fiber artists often start with deconstruction, taking something apart, and then reconstructing or remaking something again. As FibR members we use materials ranging from fabric pieces to strands of yarn to beads to branches and twigs to fleece.

Motherhood: Comfort, Covered, and Controlled by Nicole Ingalls

Guilt. Selfishness. Anxiety. Anger. Vulnerability. Numb. Detached.
Conflicts arise for women in a society with expectations of motherhood.
This work explores the (dis)connection of body, spouse, and self.

Reflections by James Binkley

Binkley’s exhibition of oil paintings elicits a reflective mood and use the wall as second canvas on which pictures and objects may be placed. Through this body of work, he is linking pictures with each other, and making reference time and its passage.

Serendipity by Diane Camberato and Marsha Castello

Serendipity happens when by accident, we find not what we were looking, for but something better.

Hands of Love by Artists of Westminster

If the hands are the soldiers and laborers of our hearts, what will your hands do today?

A year ago we began the ‘Hands of Love’ photography project at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. The project involved taking hand portraits of our residents, families and staff in an attempt to honor the loving legacy of the work of our hands. A compilation of the portraits will be installed in the Westminster Chapel. With the unfortunate but necessary cancellation of our planned exhibit at TAF this month, we offer up this “virtual exhibit” with our sincere gratitude for the sacrifices of our community for the benefit of all.


Exhibitions are selected on an annual basis through a juried process. Each jury consists of a diverse range of arts professionals from our region. Portfolios will only be reviewed when they are submitted in response to the annual call for artists. To read more about exhibiting at TAF, click here.

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Exhibitions at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are made possible with funding from the Indiana Arts Commission.