A plaque now hangs in CCA gallery
commemorating Elizabeth Schneider,
one of the founding members of Center
for Creative Arts Gallery.
Rendering of the Broadripple Gallery by
The Center for Creative Arts (CCA) Gallery was started in 1978 by a group of
artists from the Art League who wanted to exhibit, promote and sell their work
as a group. In the beginning, a cooperative system was implemented which
only included professional artists and instructors. Before long, artists from
around the state were wanting to join and so the membership criteria was
widened to include those artists as well.
The four original founding members were Liz Schnieder, Jean Uversaw, Ann
Kane and Tom Thomas. Mr. Thomas is credited with being the first charter
member who secured a gallery in which to rent space.
One other key member who is responsible for putting together the
organization was Elizabeth Schnieder who now has a plaque installed in the
gallery to honor her memory. She not only was a gifted artist but also saw the
importance of representing talented artists from the area in a gallery that
offered a mix of styles to patrons.
CCA was located at 6419 Ferguson in Broadripple, on the north side of the
canal in an old renovated house which also housed the Noel Gallery. They
moved to 6263 Carrollton Avenue which was slightly larger. The group kept
this location for 17 years until 2002. In June of 2002, the gallery moved from
Broadripple to the historic village of Zionsville and the following year CCA
celebrated it's 25th Anniversary as Indiana's oldest cooperative gallery.
After thirteen successful years in Zionsville, the Center for Creative Arts moved
from Zionsville to its new home in the Arts and Design District of Carmel,
CCA has expanded to include approximately 30 members who produce a
wonderful paintings; photography; works of glass, metal, and wood; jewelery;
pottery; and even beautiful gourd art! This has been a boon to the
organization and continues to attract additional art collectors and buyers, as
well as many seeking gifts and keepsakes crafted and created by the
talented artists of CCA.
CCA Gallery History
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