Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fountain Square artists and friends of Fountain Square artists and advocates for Fountain Square artists:

Last night the Fountain Square Merchants Association agreed to waive artist membership fees for 2010. That means the 2010 non-voting artist membership is FREE for artists that do not have a commercial gallery or storefront location.

PLEASE, if you consider yourself any type of artist and live and/or work in Fountain Square, join. If you know any artists working in the neighborhood, encourage them to join. This is really, really important.

Why? Because we (all of us) need to be able to point somewhere and show just how many creative people are living and working in our neighborhood. And did I mention it won’t cost you anything?

The Murphy Art Center is under new management, and IMOCA is opening a temporary location there starting in December. Big Car just received a $50,000 Imagine Big! Grant for neighborhood-focused public art projects. Four new drinking (some with entertainment) spots are opening in the next few months. Phase 1 of the Fountain Project finishes up in late November. Tonic Ball/Gallery is coming up. The cultural trail starts construction in 2010. Our neighborhood is getting better and better. More and more people are focusing on us, and on We need you to represent. It helps us to tell the story to our visitors, to our funders, and to the people who live and work in/on the near southeast side.

Artists, get me your membership information and you will have your very own page on as quick as I can get you in the database! Friends/advocates, send this to someone who should join OR fill this out for someone and tell them you did it. You can either fill in the attached form, or just email the basic info to me. It doesn’t even have to be complete. Even if I just have a name and what you do and if you live and/or work in the neighborhood, that will suffice. If you don’t want your contact information made public that’s fine.

Here’s what I need to know:

Artist Name_______________________________________________________________________



Phone: ____________________________________ Fax: _________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________________________


Description of Work: (in general not specific pieces)

And I need two JPGs of your work.

Thank you. I really appreciate it.


P.S. Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Fountain Square Theatre, October 31, 2009.

Paul Baumgarten

Fountain Square Main Street Manager

Southeast Neighborhood Development

1030 Orange Street

Indianapolis, IN 46203

317.634.5079 x106

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