Tube Factory is a contemporary art exhibition space, socially engaged art laboratory, and open to the public free of charge as a public place for culture, community and creativity. It is also home base for Big Car Collaborative's work across Indianapolis and elsewhere. Tube Factory features rotating exhibits, interactive projects, space to hang out, a reference library and free books for teens and kids to take home, an outdoor gathering space, and much more to find through exploring.
This previously vacant 12,000-square-foot former manufacturing building is now a thoughtfully renovated facility our work as well as partnership-based community meetings and cultural events. The building was built in 1908 for use by as a dairy bottling plant before later housing a peanut roaster and then a factory where people made metal tubes.