The Arts Council of Indianapolis has partnered with Transit Drives Indy (TDI) on a multi-year creative placemaking program,, activating artists and arts partners in order to help create a new culture of public transit in Indianapolis. Thanks to a grant from Transportation for America (T4A), Indianapolis is now part of its national Cultural Corridor Consortium.
Welcome Race Fans is a collaborative project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to connect visual art and artists to the historic race.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., have commissioned Indianapolis artist Jude Odell to create an artwork for the Twin Aire neighborhood in southeast Indianapolis, at a site near Prospect Falls along the Pleasant Run Trail. The artwork will be installed in spring 2019. The sculpture will form the centerpiece of a newly re-planted pocket park, creating a gateway to the neighborhood in advance of the Community Justice Center’s relocation to Twin Aire. Jude is a Twin Aire resident.
What happens when you train a group of artists, community members, and police officers to work together to prevent crime and improve public safety in a neighborhood? That’s what we’re finding out with Indy East Art Peace, a joint project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) that happened from August 2017 through July 2019. The Indy East Art Peace Toolkit is publicly available, here.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., commissioned Indianapolis, IN artists Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley to create an artwork for a new pocket park planned for a vacant lot next to the Community Caring & Sharing Center in the Mars Hill neighborhood.
The Speedway Redevelopment Comission, in association with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., commissioned Anderson, IN artist Arlon Bayliss to create an artwork for a new pocket park near the Main Street junction with the P & E Trail in Speedway, Indiana.
We are pleased that this artwork received the Honor Award for Public Art at the 2017 Monumental Awards, honoring achievement in the built environment of Indianapolis.