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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Receives $20,000 for Public Art in Community Greenspaces

INDIANAPOLIS – (November 12, 2013) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced today that the nonprofit received a $20,000 grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. to assist with incorporating public art into community and school greenspace projects, through KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace and KIB Clubs program.

Recently, KIB announced that six new greenspace projects have been selected for the 2014 season. Ranging from vacant lot nature-play to a community gateway off of Interstate 65, these projects will also incorporate creative reuse and a component of public art to strengthen the surrounding neighborhoods and provide four seasons of beauty. Working closely with the Arts Council, KIB will seek out local artists to assist with these efforts, and with the additional funding from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, KIB is excited to start 2014 with these new projects.

“Our work is rooted in community improvement and engagement for the best possible outcomes for our city, said David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. “The generous funding from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation will help us create vibrant public spaces that will benefit from the addition of creative public art to leverage the beauty of the natural landscapes that we will create with volunteers and project partners—all of which help people and nature thrive.”

The IPL Project GreenSpace Program is made possible by the support of various sponsors, including the City of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Power & Light Company.

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2012, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.