About Us

Mission Statement

Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities.

About Big Car

As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods.

Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost urban livability from an engagement-based arts and design perspective.

In partnership with other organizations, Big Car does four main things:

  1. Build social capital and encourage civic engagement by bringing diverse people together with cultural events and arts-based activities – and by helping develop, support, and retain leaders.
  2. Share the joy of creativity through engaging, participatory, and collaborative projects, and programs.
  3. Activate public spaces and places with innovative, surprising, and playful cultural programming: performances, games, exhibitions, and events.
  4. Collaborate with residents and stakeholders to transform neighborhoods.

Big Car Board & Staff:

Board President
Craig McCormick / architect / Blackline Studio

Vice President
Ursula David / president / Ursula David Homes

Treasurer
Sam B. Sutphin / managing partner / White River Venture Partners

Secretary
Diana Hartley Mutz / director of events and donor relations / Indiana Historical Society

Jeb Banner / CEO / SmallBox

John L. Clark / artist & poet / Big Car president emeritus

John P. Clark / visiting assistant professor / IUPUI School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Jane Henegar / executive director / Indiana Civil Liberties Union

Malina Simone Jeffers / president / Mosaic City

Wil Marquez / designer and principal / w/purpose Urban + Public Design

Kipp Normand / artist & community developer / SEND

David Yosha / filmmaker / Magnet Films

Staff:

Jim Walker / executive director & founder + lead artist

Andy Fry / creative director

Anne Laker / director of cultural programs

Aryn Schounce / director of neighborhood initiatives

Tom Streit / staff artist

Brent Lehker / staff artist

Holly Sommers / staff artist + designer

Eduardo Luna / creative city fellow + immigrant refugee service corps member

Theon Jones / creative city fellow

John McCormick / creative city fellow

Jarrod Dortch / staff artist + far eastside ambassador

Dani McCormick / food fellow

Brad Gottschlich & Paige Deacon / interns


Big Car media info:

Download a hi-res versions of the Big Car and Service Center logo: (for approved print ONLY!)

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