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

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

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

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

Kipp Normand / artist & community developer / SEND

David Yosha / filmmaker / Magnet Films


Jim Walker / Executive Director & Founder

Andy Fry / Creative Director

Anne Laker / Program Director

Aryn Schounce / Administrative Engineer & Creative City Fellow

Esteban Ortiz / Immigrant Refugee Service Corp Member

Tom Streit / Supreme Commander of Neighborhood Happiness & Builder

Holly Sommers / Designer

Lauren Joyal / Food Fellow

Jarrod Dortch / Far Eastside Ambassador

Brent Lehker / Builder

Sylvia Captain & Ben Sutphin / interns

Big Car media info:

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