November 2nd, 2017

When Aeschylus spoke was King Park Listening

by Emma Hall

  A number of Indianapolis neighborhoods have seen improvements in the past few years, but of these one of the most remarkable success stories is that of the King Park neighborhood. Thanks to the work of the King Park Development Corporation, steps are being taken to revitalize the area, which has seen drastic improvements in […]

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October 31st, 2017

Rediscovering Indianapolis, Anna Afshar

by Kate Oberreich

Anna Afshar came to Indianapolis twenty three years ago for a job in chemistry, but with life changes came a new role as an artist. Watching the city of Indianapolis change over the years, Anna is continuing to fall in love and to rediscover Indianapolis over and over again. The process of preparing for her […]

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October 26th, 2017

IndyCar Power Couple: the Kimballs in the Old Northside

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

Charlie and Kathleen Kimball are Old Northside residents, Indy transplants from Southern California, and big names in the world of auto racing.  Charlie is an IndyCar driver and Kathleen has her own business, Kimball Marketing Group, launched over a year ago.  They met each other in high school (but didn’t start dating until after college) […]

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October 24th, 2017

Foundry Provisions

by Emma Hall

“The Foundry,” written and recorded by Luke Tuttle If your life revolves around E. 16th Street the same way mine does, you’re probably familiar with Foundry Provisions, the red-orange building on the corner of Alabama. I remember when I first heard talk of a coffee shop opening on 16th Street. At the time, there weren’t […]

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October 19th, 2017

Bus 5

by Emma Hall

  “Bus 5,” written and recorded by Michael Williams (featuring Luke Crawley) Indygo’s Route 5 bus weaves its way through the city, on a path that stretches from the Transit Center in the middle of the city all the way up to 39th street. Those who frequent the 5 on their daily commute may have […]

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October 12th, 2017

Fountain Square

by Emma Hall

  “FTN SQR,” written and recorded by Ray Wyatt Change can make or break a community, and Fountain Square has experienced more than its fair share of it. At the beginning of the 20th century, Fountain Square was the southside’s main commercial center, it had several theatres, a grocery store, a bakery, a pharmacy, and […]

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October 10th, 2017

PreEnactIndy, A Day to Remember

by Emma Hall

  PreEnactIndy: Monon16 from Harrison Center on Vimeo. After years of preparation, collaboration with neighbors, local theatre companies, restaurants, and schools, we did it. PreEnactment successfully did what it set out to do. It showed the community what Monon 16 could and should be. Three blocks of this near-east side neighborhood were transformed to reflect […]

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October 3rd, 2017

Inheriting Indianapolis

by cgindy

  Painter Jed Dorsey is no stranger to the City Gallery. His paintings of urban Indy, from stunning night time scenes of the city Capital to sun-dappled neighborhood alleys have become favorites among new art patrons, seasoned buyers and lovers of all things Indy. Dorsey grew up on scenic Camano Island, WA, surrounded by pine […]

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September 28th, 2017

Railroads and Highways

by Evelyn Allee

  Indianapolis comes by its nickname “The Crossroads of America” honestly. Indianapolis was once a lattice of railroad tracks moving passengers and cargo across the nation. At its heart was the Indianapolis Union Station, the first of its kind. It no longer acts as a train station, but the building remains as one of the […]

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September 26th, 2017

Immigrants

by Nikki Owens

Monon 16 has always been a place of diversity. The school and churches in the neighborhood created a foundation for a community unique to the rest of Indianapolis. People were attracted to the area by the prospect of railroad jobs, as many trains came through the neighborhood. Many of the immigrants were fleeing adversity in […]

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