May 29th, 2015

Look Indy: The City is Your Classroom

by Andrew Christenberry

  On August 7th, the Harrison Center will be hosting its third installment of the 5 x 5 $10,000 Ideas Competition. So what exactly is the 5 x 5? The 5 x 5 was launched in 2013 as a way to inspire, ignite, and financially support creative and innovative ideas related to the arts. To […]

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May 26th, 2015

Monumental Renovations at Joy of All Who Sorrow

by cgindy

  For the past few years, the historic church building that houses the congregation of Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Christian Church has been undergoing an extensive renovation/restoration. Throughout this process, expert masons have meticulously replaced dilapidated brick in order to maintain the integrity of this historic building. A time capsule containing historic documents […]

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May 22nd, 2015

An Urbanite is Born

by Ethan Jackson

I grew up wearing cowboy boots, riding horses and spending hours every day playing in the creek behind my house. I lived in Southport, about ten miles south of downtown Indy, an environment about as anti-urban as you can get within city limits. And most of my childhood and adolescence, that’s what I was: an […]

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May 19th, 2015

Food, Culture and Community: Mimi Blue’s Meatballs

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

Today was Andrew’s and my last food, culture, and community review, and we decided to go out with a bang by making Mimi Blue Meatballs our restaurant of choice. Mimi Blue is a very recent establishment in the Mass Ave. area, but don’t let the newness fool you! The service and food is off the […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go . . . and the Place You’ll Stay

by Emily Vanest

  Two years ago, when I joined the staff of the Harrison Center, my first project was to help finish writing our first national grant – a lengthy application to ArtPlace, an innovative collaboration between multiple foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to put the arts and artists at the forefront of community […]

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May 15th, 2015

Summer Nights at the IMA

by cgindy

There’s nothing quite like the summer in Indianapolis. With neighborhood sidewalks, and favorite downtown destinations pulsing with people who are basking in the summer warmth after a long winter, the streets of Indy are coming to life once again! And that’s not all the summer in Indy brings! The summer of 2015 marks the 40th season […]

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May 12th, 2015

Welcome, Penn & Palate!

by cgindy

The 16th Street corridor is booming and people, as well as local businesses, are noticing. In the past few years, 16th  Street has seen businesses like Foundry Provisions, the Thirsty Scholar, Tinker Street, and Tinker Coffee Roasters rise from what was once a stretch of vacant buildings and urban decay. Well folks, the family of local […]

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May 8th, 2015

The Thirsty Scholar: Redefining Indy Nightlife

by Andrew Christenberry

Let me begin by saying that, aside from being closed on Mondays when I need them most, the Thirsty Scholar is doing everything right. Refined, and yet accessible, the Thirsty Scholar is continually showing our city that a night out on the town is more than knocking back a few cold ones, slow-as-Christmas pedal bars, […]

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May 5th, 2015

Virginia Avenue Folk Fest

by Andrew Christenberry

The Fountain Square neighborhood has become one Indy’s most beloved cultural hotspots. With its own small town, down home vibe, Fountain Square offers a delightfully eccentric environment of Appalachian folklore and Midwestern hospitality, and on May 9th, this unique cultural milieu will reach a cordial crescendo in the first ever Virginia Avenue Folk Fest. As a free, […]

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May 1st, 2015

The City Gallery Guide to the Indy Mini Marathon

by Andrew Christenberry

On Saturday, May 2nd, the 39th annual OneAmerica Indy Mini Marathon will claim 13.1 miles of downtown Indy streets, and for those of you who are participating, the City Gallery would like to make your run even more interesting! Here are some iconic Indy locations to keep an eye out for as you make your way through […]

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