KIB to host First Friday Event


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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

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KIB Hosting 1st Friday Art Gallery to Select 2018 Great Indy Cleanup Focus Neighborhoods 
Herron School of Art and Design student work was inspired by perceptions of Indianapolis and environmentalism

INDIANAPOLIS – (October 27, 2017) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will host a First Friday gallery featuring work from IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design on November 3. The community event, held at KIB offices, is devoted to showcasing art and selecting focus areas for KIB’s neighborhood cleanups in 2018.

The series of illustrations by Lowell Isaac’s Intermediate Illustration class addresses litter, recycling and the city’s commitment to the environment. The result is an uplifting, stirring and sometimes darkly humorous commentary on the state of Indianapolis and the need to do something about it—as well as a glimpse at what Herron’s thriving Illustration department has to offer. Students used media ranging from acrylic, watercolor and oil paints to lithography and digital rendering.
During the show, attendees will have a chance to hear from two Indy neighborhoods as they make their pitch to be selected as KIB’s 2018 Great Indy Cleanup focus neighborhood for April or October. At the end of the night, locations for large-scale cleanup sites will be announced.

Stroll the art exhibition, learn about ongoing work in Indy’s neighborhoods, sign up to become an Adopt-A-Block Captain and mingle over drinks as we select, together, where to focus our cleanup efforts in 2018.


  • WHEN: Friday, November 3 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Great Indy Cleanup neighborhood presentation | 7:15 p.m.)
  • WHERE: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful | 1029 E. Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203
  • COST: Free

The Great Indy Cleanup, a partnership between KIB and the City of Indianapolis, is a citywide effort to strengthen and beautify our community. From April through October, residents can apply for a community cleanup that KIB will support with cleaning supplies, dumpsters and other resources. In April through September 2017, nearly 8,000 volunteers participated in over 265 community cleanups to collect 729 tons of litter. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, or to learn how you can help, please visit

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. Annually, KIB works with approximately 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.