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Creative Placemaking on the Westside Leads to an Art Showpiece in the Hawthorne Neighborhood

INDIANAPOLIS – (January 29, 2015) Earlier today, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), and neighbors along Holmes Avenue, in the Hawthorne neighborhood, welcomed a vibrant, creative, and repurposed piece of public art—a bright yellow 1964 Bonneville, installed vertically. This repurposed Pontiac—which will serve as the canvas for a mural that will be completed later this spring—is the centerpiece to the Purpose … Read more

Namaste, Indy!

Did you know we have a weekly yoga class at KIB? Taught by the immensely talented local yogi Erin Morgan, it is a vinyasa yoga class that focuses on breathing, stretching and paying attention to what your body will allow. According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, yoga provides the same benefits as cycling … Read more

Trees don’t just grow on trees

The Community Forestry staff spent much of last week at nurseries around the Midwest searching for the best trees to plant in Indianapolis. Though the weather was cold and a bit snowy in parts, we managed to tag over 600 trees at three different nurseries (in three different states). It is important to us that we find the best possible … Read more

Resolve to make Indy great!

According to the US Census these are the top resolutions made every year: Volunteer to Help Others Lose Weight Quit Smoking Get a Better Education Get a Better Job Save Money Get Fit Eat Healthy Food Manage Stress Manage Debt Take a Trip Drink Less Alcohol Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle All worthy causes, and that last one holds a special … Read more

Shea Rodriguez-Kinney

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am a senior at IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design and my focus is on Printmaking. What neighborhood do you live in? I live in a southwest neighborhood of Indianapolis called West Indy, or also known as “The Hill”. What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? I would have to say the most inspiring place in … Read more