Take a book. Return a book. What could be a lovelier, more neighborly gesture than a DIY library in your community? The Little Free Library is a network of small, weatherproof boxes, started in 2010 in the town of Hudson, WI and now spanning the globe, including a couple I’ve recently come across in Indianapolis. Continue reading →
Located at 2104 East Washington St. in Indianapolis, the ghost sign for the California Nite Club contains a sun and palm trees as a kind of shorthand representation of the name. The building is fairly grand for the area and, while I know nothing about the club, this description recommended that you “bring your A-game.”
Trivergence by Carl Leck is a series of overpass murals in Indianapolis, located on East 10th St. under I-65. Measuring approximately 1,000 linear feet, it was painted by a group of volunteers as part of the 46 for XLVI mural initiative [public art created in preparation for Indy hosting the Super Bowl]. Continue reading →
The House Life Project is located at 804 Eastern Ave. in the St. Clair Place neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. If you care about inner-city Indianapolis, you may want to stop by tomorrow 5-8pm for the weekly Social Hour to meet the artists who have been working in this house. Continue reading →
I came across this really large ghost sign at 912 East Westfield Blvd. in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis. “Parking in rear” is the only part of it that’s really legible. Continue reading →
A recent real estate listing for a flipped house in the tragically hip Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. I’m kidding — Fountain Square is genuinely cool, but the Williamsburg comparison does it no favors. Let’s get rid of this chip on the shoulder, shall we?
Over the past couple of months, the other, much more handsome, half of VL has been working with art nonprofit Big Car on SPARK: Monument Circle, a demonstration placemaking project that features daily cultural experiences now through mid-October. Continue reading →
I’ve only lived in Indianapolis for a few months, so I still have tons of local public art to check out in person. I’m calling the 600-foot long spraypaint stencil mural Monon Love Train by Peat Wollaeger an early favorite, though. Why? Because trains. Continue reading →