Art. Energy. Food. Music. City.
Like all cities, we’re simultaneously growing and shrinking, shifting and communing, localizing and expanding our reach. We're searching for projects that embrace Indy’s past and present while propelling our city forward with innovative, creative and sustainable ideas. On June 28, these five finalists will take to the stage to pitch you their best – in five minutes and with only five slides. DJ Helicon will perform, The Cool Bus will be onsite and food/drinks will be available for purchase. Presentations begin at 8 p.m.
The five finalists are:
1. “ink.love” by Aaron Story, Irvington Terrace Neighborhood. ink.love is a tribute to Millenials (adults born after 1980) and celebrates Irvington Terrace's 1913 centennial with a road tattoo on E. Washington St.
2. “Indy Writes Books” by Alyssa Newerth, Indy Reads. This place-based literary arts project will capture the stories of where we live and grew up, our childhood friends from next door, where we bought our 1st homes, and where we barbeque with our neighbors.
3. “IndyGo Inside Out” by Katie Basbagill, Harrison Center Artists. This project proposal is about photographing and highlighting IndyGo bus drivers as part of the international "Inside Out" public photography project that is taking place all over the world.
4. “Indy Full Circle: Roger Gohl’s Waving Flag” by Mayowa Tomori. A documentary and art exhibition celebrating the legacy of Roger Gohl, the man who designed Indianapolis' flag and gave our city a soul.
5. “I Am An Artist” by Malina Jeffers, Mosaic City. This project intends to broaden the way we think about artists.
IndyHub is collaborating with several city organizations for Face Your City: Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Visit Indy, Indianapolis Black Expo, The Speak Easy, Indiana Humanities and Oranje. These groups are offering both their time and services to make the event happen, and will also take part in the selection and judging of submissions. We’re grateful and couldn’t do it without them.
Funded by CICF, the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, this year-long idea-pitching series awards $10,000 to the winning idea at each of four events. Previous 5x5 events: Big Car's "Revolutionize Your City: Arts + Technology = Innovation" was February 8, and Craig Mince of the Indy Film Fest won $10k for their Pop-Up Roving Cinema. People for Urban Progress' "Make Your City: Make It Happen" was April 12, and Kirsten Northenscold won $10k for The Cool Bus. The Harrison Center for the Arts will present "Connect Your City: Connect Your Neighborhood" on September 6.
(Photo courtesy of Visit Indy)
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