WHAT IS BIG CAR?
As a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2004, Big
Car brings art to people and people to art.We spark
creative ideas and produce cultural
events and projects that help make
Indianapolis a better place
all while boosting the city's cultural landscape by working in all genres of art and combining them whenever possible. Our programs are collaborative and explore the notions of people and place, and the unique aspectsof community that connect them.
ENGAGE. EDUCATE. ENRICH.
Through our neighborhood art programs, Big Car teams up with community groups and cultural organizationsto provide children and adults access to art and beauty in neighborhoods most lacking in these.Our projects engage people from idea to creation to celebration sharing with them the joy of makingart together.
ENTICE. ENTERTAIN. EXCITE.
We challenge and surprise audiences with our visual art, public art, literary, musical, film and performanceevents at Big Car Gallery and elsewhere. We work with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Spirit & Place,Indiana History Center, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and many others who share our passionfor this city.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS FOR SERVICE CENTER?
• Improve the quality of life in the area through art, beauty, education and advocacy.• Provide an inviting and accessible venue for cultural events.• Highlight the cultural diversity and international flavor of the neighborhood.• Become a destination for visitors from across the city, region, and country helping supportthe economic development of the neighborhood.• Beautify and utilize the whole building and nearby outside space, creating an attractive andwelcoming gateway to the mall and neighborhood.• Partner with neighborhood businesses, residents, schools, and citywide organizations to helpthe Lafayette Square neighborhood improve and become a cultural destination.
• Support the mall’s programming by organizing free events and programs in the mall.
• Advocate for improved pedestrian/bicycle/bus access to the area making Service Center ahub for bicyclists and an amenity for those using public transportation.
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