It was about six years ago when Indianapolis arts organization Big Car Collaborative bought an old factory in the Garfield Park neighborhood and started working on a plan to create an arts campus there.
Fast forward to today and the group owns the Tube Factory Artspace in that former factory, an audio art space that houses a radio station, nine houses it has renovated for artists and another factory—this one 40,000 square feet—that it is starting to renovate. Plus, it’s creating a public green space between the buildings.
Host Mason King talks with Big Car CEO Jim Walker about the vision, what the project means for the neighborhood and how the group is trying to ensure artists aren’t eventually priced out of being there.
You can read more about Big Car’s Garfield Park project in this story by IBJ reporter Susan Orr.
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