Innovate Indy nurtures community-improvement ideas

Innovate Indy, a program of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Public Allies Indianapolis, encourages citizens to act on their ideas for improving the city. One of the most promising ideas to result: Re-Hub, which aims to reuse materials from abandoned homes.

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Decision nears on fate of freed-slave sculpture

Controversy has swirled around a piece of art commissioned for the Cultural Trail’s $2 million public art program. What ultimately happens to Fred Wilson’s “E Pluribus Unum” sculpture of a freed slave could alienate local African-Americans who oppose it or draw the scorn of national art critics.

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Airport faces quick decision on public art

The Indianapolis Airport Authority is proceeding with plans to install a video advertising wall at the airport in early September and will need to make a controversial decision within the next week on whether it will replace a local artist’s work.

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