Creative placemaking activities bring Midtown to life
Artistic and cultural activities strengthen a community, particularly when they reveal and celebrate its character and identity. Our partners at LISC and the Harrison Center for the Arts support residents coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture. This is the definition of “creative placemaking,” which provides a vital spark that brings a neighborhood to life and transforms it into a place where things happen and people want to be.
Each of the Great Places has a creative placemaking partner. Midtown Indy works with the Harrison Center for the Arts for the Maple Crossing area. We’ve enjoyed partnering together on The Concord building, specifically the first-floor retail center where artwork has been installed exhibiting works that exude elements of the Maple Crossing area.
On the exterior of the building, Midtown Indy, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Harrison Center for the Arts and Butler University partnered to paint the curbs and retaining wall of the Concord. This is one of many efforts to calm traffic along 38th Street and introduce placemaking as a creative problem solver.