August 31, 2020

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Arts Council of Indianapolis Partner To Create Art And Seek

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Marketing Director Ashley Haynes. - Courtesy Ashley Haynes

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Marketing Director Ashley Haynes.

Courtesy Ashley Haynes

Dozens of local artists are working with Indianapolis neighborhoods to create unique pieces of public art. It’s part of the Art and Seek project, supported by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and The Arts Council of Indianapolis.

From WFYI's Arts and Culture Desk, Jill Ditmire spoke with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Marketing Director Ashley Haynes, who said the project works with local artists and stakeholders in the communities.

An interactive map and an app will launch Sept. 5 to guide participants through the experiences, revealing locations and spaces that may have little or no public art. Indianapolis artists worked with community partners and used existing spaces and conditions to create 106 public art pieces that encourage communities to see their surroundings in new ways.

The Otocast mobile app will guide participants to the locations, showcase photos and videos of the artists at work and live performances that were recorded on-site. Participants will be encouraged to take selfies and share their discoveries, and earn badges to win prizes.

KIB also plans to hold safely distanced tours of the Art and Seek neighborhoods as part of this year’s Spirit and Place Festival.

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