The plan to connect the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Art Center has been in the works for a number of years and is now being realized.
A mural will be installed on the new Broad Ripple parking garage. The piece by artist Michelle Carollo is entitled “The Gateway” and is meant to represent the unique energy of the neighborhood.
Carter Wolf, president and CEO of the Art Center, says the mural is meant to inspire.
"We hope that this is not just about Broad Ripple, or the canal, or the Art 2 Art project but an example that can be replicated by partners in the entire community," Wolf says.
The piece is made possible through a strong public and private partnership including Keystone Realty Group.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says the project is an important step.
"It is a connecting point," he says.
The Art 2 Art Trail will use the Central Canal Towpath and the Monon Trail to combine art, nature, history, recreation and culture.