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Like any city, Indianapolis is home to a large and diverse number of organizations, from special interest groups to cultural and historical groups. Below are the latest headlines.

TINY III: Gallery 924’s Annual Tiny Art Show Premiers on First Friday

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#Indianapolis – Art is presented in a variety of different shapes, styles and mediums. Depending on the gallery, the pieces which inhabit the exhibit can be anything from large sculptures to small portraits. The Arts Council of Indianapolis‘ TINY III is an annual holiday show which places an emphasis on “tiny” art. It’s an event which […]

Indy Reads Books: More Than Just a Bookstore

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Tucked in the far corner of Mass Ave lies my very favorite place in Indianapolis. Indy Reads Books is so much more than just a bookstore. One step inside, and you’re instantly transported to — well, I don’t know what. It almost feels like you could be in the middle of a movie. It’s the […]

CHAIRish the Children – Fundraiser for the Villages

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#Indianapolis – The Villages is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency. Families interested in adoption and fostering turn to the Villages for guidance and assistance. With more than 20 offices located throughout the state, the organization serves more than 1,400 children and their families daily. On Saturday, November 8th, the annual fundraiser CHAIRish […]

International Extra Life Charity Event Comes to Indianapolis

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 #Indianapolis – Oliver Wojtyna was new to parenting, and with his new responsibility came its own set of worries. Something which he didn’t anticipate was the moment when he would learn that his 5 month-old son, Liam, was developmentally delayed and the hurdles that would follow. A team of therapists, a part of the organization First Steps, spent […]

Art in Odd Places — Right Here in Indy

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#Indianapolis — On October 17 and 18, Central Indiana residents and visitors can experience “Art in Odd Places (AiOP),” a free, interactive, outdoor art experience centered around Monument Circle in Indianapolis. Twenty-seven artists, including 14 from Indiana, will showcase their brand of smile-bringing, thought-provoking, wonder-making art.  AiOP originated in New York City (where else?). This […]

Indianapolis Art Center Names New President and Executive Director

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Patrick Flaherty has been named  president and executive director of the Indianapolis Art Center in a unanimous decision made by its board of directors. Flaherty is filling the roles which were previously held by Carter Wolf who announced his retirement this past spring. Fostering a decade’s worth of experience with the Indianapolis Art Center, Flaherty will […]

Fletcher Place Block Party Hosted by Angie’s List

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From its earliest days as “Columbus Neighbors” and “Unified Neighbors,” the Indianapolis company Angie’s List has believed in the power of people who live near each other to help one another by providing feedback on local service providers. On Thursday, July 10, Angie’s List will be hosting a free Block Party in the historic downtown […]

The Art Lab: Taking the Arts To the Public

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Art education has always been a hot topic of debate in the educational system. Every time the United States is faced with a recession or depression the topic of cutting funding for the arts is the first to be revisited. Every artist who decides to turn their craft into a trade must accept the reality […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Indianapolis: The Mecca of Great Graphic Designers

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Indianapolis is a mecca for all sorts of artists. From musicians to graphic artists, you are bound to find someone in the city who is an artist. Being an artist is hard work. Some artists can use their artistic talents as a career while others have to work a day job to pay the bills […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

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Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

Save the Farmer: Buy Locally at the Farmers Market

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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to hit the local farmer markets. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and it’s easy to forget the importance farming has upon the lives of Indiana residents. Like all Midwest states, Indiana has a long, well established, farming heritage. Settlers were attracted to Indiana […]

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

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Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

Super Savings On the Southside

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Some of the first things I look for when I’m new to an area are the consignment shops, yard sales, and thrift stores. I’ve learned over the years that your family and your home can look it’s best without items at brand name prices. It’s easy to shop for name brand items at greatly reduced […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

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My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond

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One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

Indianapolis: Not Just a Transition City, but a Place to Live

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Shout-out to a fellow Hoosier filmmaker and his video about the rebirth of Circle City. Have you watched it yet? Indianapolis: Circle City Rebirth from Dusty Frey on Vimeo. Local filmmaker, Dusty Frey, did an excellent job capturing the essence of Indianapolis and portraying why this city should not just be seen as an inbetween […]

I Love Indy’s Big Heart (#BracketsForGood)

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One thing I love about Indianapolis is that people here are genuinely nice. We smile at each other, make conversation in the grocery checkout line, and are pretty polite on the roads. Oh sure, you’ll run into a grump here and there, but for the most part, we are happy to lend a hand. I’ve […]

Indianapolis Municipal Band to perform Spring Concert

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The Indianapolis Municipal Band (IMB) will kick off its 2014 concert season with a Spring Concert on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00pm. My good friend Lidia plays the French horn in this band, which is the oldest all-volunteer community band in the city. According to Lidia, many of the members are retired music teachers or […]