October 27th, 2015

Billboard Hoops

by Andrew Christenberry


We’d like to draw your attention to the latest installment of the City Gallery’s billboard series, now on display at the intersection of 16th and Delaware, and this time it’s accompanied by an exciting invitation.

The billboard, which features a Kyle Ragsdale painting entitled “Hula Hoops,” portrays a group of young people hooping in the HCA gymnasium. This image, taken from a First Friday event, captures the whimsical, community-driven, and approachable vibe of the Harrison Center.

porch for cg web

It is also a reminder that there is distinct and direct connection between the culture of a place and its communal wellness. By making the arts accessible to all, and by working to connect people to culture, community, and place, the Harrison Center would like to invite you into the story of urban Indianapolis.

emily v in city gallery

And that brings us to the billboard’s call to donate. The work of the Harrison Center is truly a labor of love and an endeavor aimed at enriching Indy’s urban neighborhoods. Our place-based programming, which includes monthly First Friday artist receptions, the Independent Music + Art Festival, the 5×5 $10,000 Ideas Competition, the Porch Parties and City Suppers initiatives, and, last but not least, the City Gallery billboard, would not be possible without your generous support.

Hannah Kaminer

As we find ourselves in the twilight of 2015, the Harrison Center would like to invite you to join in this story of cultural renewal in Indianapolis. Your gifts will help us to grow our programming, grow the body of local art in our city, and connect others to our city’s vibrant urban community. Please click here to donate.