The Blog
A Brief History of BRAG

by BRAG Resident Kim Mathews about the beginnings of BRAG.  Led by founder and the first president, Jane Lommel, Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc. (BRAG) began in April 2005 when hundreds of concerned citizens met to discuss the blight in the area.  June saw the first official BRAG meeting – where residents met to discuss strategy – and by October, … Read more

Head over to the IMA to see some Neat(ure) Exhibitions!

Spring has sprung and the Indianapolis Museum of Art has a number of exhibitions right now that may be of interest to nature lovers: Audubon: Drawn to Nature This exhibition features the stunning works of John James Audubon, a key figure in ornithology, American art and conservation. It includes 75 of the masterful hand-colored etchings of birds that Audubon observed and … Read more

A Guide to Earth Week 2017 with KIB

It’s here! It’s here! It’s really here!! Earth Week is finally upon us and we have SO much going on this week. Here’s a little run down of all the ways Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is celebrating and how you can get involved to party for our planet. Monday: We’re kicking off the week with a work day at the River West Triangle. … Read more

Orchids; Not Just a Tropical Treasure

This past weekend, a friend and I spent an afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see their current exhibit, Orchids: Cultivating Beauty. The exhibit features hundreds of beautiful orchids from all over the world, each unique in their own way. The orchids are currently on display in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, but are also decorating the Lilly … Read more

Trees, Green, and Deep Breathing

On October 20, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will host the 2016 RUN(317) season finale. Like KIB, the RUN(317) series highlights everything we love everything about the (317). Three cheers for all of this year’s participants!  I am a runner. I have run races and trained in different cities around the world. I experienced all kinds of running environments – smog of Beijing, … Read more