May 31st, 2016

From Farmland to Herron Morton

by Nikki Owens

Shelle Wright used to live in the country on two acres of land and made the move to urban Indy three years ago. Herron Morton is her home now, but Shelle is no stranger to the area. She has been a loyal volunteer at the Harrison Center for  over 10 years. “I have the Harrison Center […]

Continue reading

May 26th, 2016

The Thomases, Settling in Indy

by Brie Stoltzfus

The tale of Grant and Beth Ann Thomas’ time in Indianapolis is a complex one; in one year, they have collectively lived in four different homes and worked for five different places. Between being freshly out of undergrad (Grant graduating in 2014, Beth Ann in 2015—both art majors) and newlyweds as of March 2016, their […]

Continue reading

May 24th, 2016

Inspired by the Neighborhood

by Nikki Owens

Justin and Halie Vining moved downtown for practical reasons—they both worked in the area. Justin has a studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts where he works full time as an artist and Halie works for the locally owned Trendy Minds. She is the Content Marketing Director for the company which means she ensures smooth […]

Continue reading

May 18th, 2016

Planning a Legacy

by Nikki Owens

In 1991, while expecting their first child, Ted Gregorek and Lori Rozgonyi did not want to bring a new baby home to an apartment. So they began to search for the perfect house. Perfect for Lori meant big enough to accommodate relatives and for Ted it meant solid and well built for no more than […]

Continue reading

May 16th, 2016

A different perspective on the Old Northside

by cgindy

At the City Gallery, we like to introduce you to people from different neighborhoods with profiles on our blog.  Meet Quinn Daily, HCA intern, film student and resident of the Old Northside. We couldn’t think of a better way for a film student to tell you his story than with a short film. Enjoy! My Neighborhood from […]

Continue reading

May 11th, 2016

Looking up College Avenue

by Nikki Owens

This month in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery, check out current and historic pictures of College Avenue, taken by John Sherman and Mayowa Tomori. The show is a great opportunity to learn about their project, Looking Up College Avenue (LUCA), an interactive treasure hunt and unique approach to the study of historic preservation. Their shared love of history, […]

Continue reading

May 9th, 2016

Little Did We Know:  The Lomanaco Family

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

“To be honest, we had no idea where to live . . . Little did we know we’d moved to one of the best neighborhoods in Indy.”   Brett and Felicia Lomanaco grew up in North Carolina, met during college, got married a few years later and moved to Indianapolis in 2011, with their two-year-old daughter.  […]

Continue reading

May 4th, 2016

The Kelleys:  Joining Community – Experiencing Place

by Nikki Owens

I recently asked Sean and Jonna Kelley to share their family’s story about moving into the city. Here’s a little part of their journey: “We’ll have you downtown before you know it.”  After ten minutes of lively discussion about our life on a hobby farm complete with dairy goats and chickens, Emily Vanest of the City […]

Continue reading

May 2nd, 2016

The Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market

by Evelyn Allee

The Original Farmers’ Market at the Indianapolis City Market is a hub for health nuts, foodies, and people like me who are in no way connoisseurs, alike. With businesses and restaurants inside and vendor tents outdoors, there is plenty to see and purchase. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s worth a trip for the […]

Continue reading