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September 2015

The Long Blue Line: Discussion with Artist Sean Derry

September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 Dorman Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Pogue’s Run Waterway once flowed through the heart of Indianapolis and was a prominent visual landmark in the communities through which it meandered. It has since vanished from our landscape into aqueducts beneath the city. In his project “Charting Pogue’s Run,” artist Sean Derry set out to memorialize our native waterway with a long, blue line and iron markers mapping the stream’s 1831 path. Join us at Flat 12 Bierworks for a casual presentation and discussion with Derry, who will…

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The Pogue’s Run Pursuit

September 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SPARK Welcome Trailer, 55 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States

Who was George Pogue and what happened to him? Where did the Pogue’s Run waterway go? Let’s explore! In conjunction with Spark Monument Circle, the White River Festival, and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Big Car Collaborative invites you to stoke your imagination and trek with us through the heart of downtown Indianapolis circa 1915. Together, we will hunt for the historical path Pogue’s Run once carved, meandering to the White River. All adventurers will arrive at 6:30 p.m. to the…

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September 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SPARKING MONUMENT CIRCLE: ASH ROBINSON, STUART HYATT Oct. 9 at noon. Spark Welcome Trailer, Monument Circle SW Quad During this casual brown-bag lunch, artists involved with Spark will discuss placemaking and projects that engage people before a brief walk around the Circle led by Big Car’s Jim Walker.     Rethink Reconnect Reclaim – Creative Placemaking Series (Fall, 2015) This event takes place as part of Rethink Reconnect Reclaim – Creative Placemaking Series (Fall, 2015) Let’s identify what it looks like to take control…

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October 2015


October 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Platform, 202 E. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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David Engwicht is one of the world’s most inventive thinkers and writers on creating vibrant public spaces. Gain insight from his experiments in Creative Placemaking and explore how they relate to our public spaces in Indianapolis.     Rethink Reconnect Reclaim - Creative Placemaking Series (Fall, 2015) This event takes place as part of Rethink Reconnect Reclaim - Creative Placemaking Series (Fall, 2015) Let’s identify what it looks like to take control of our environments and spur forward-thinking artistic exploration…

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November 2015

Fall Creek Leaf Jump!

November 15, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fall Creek Trail, Fall Creek Pkwy N. & Broadway St.
Indianapolis, United States

Come on out and enjoy the FALL weather on FALL Creek! How appropriate! We're going to rake the biggest leaf pile you've ever seen and then JUMP IN IT! Cider and S'mores will be enjoyed! Bring your picnic baskets and your blankets and lawn chairs! Let's celebrate our waterways, our neighborhoods, and the season! Invite your friends on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1044099888973923/

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December 2015

River: An Exploration of Water and Memory

December 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rabble Coffee, 2119 E. 10th st
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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Join Pogue's Run Artist, Bree Gerard and Author, Richard Wehrenberg Jr. for a great writers' workshop and exploration of Pogue's Run. Wear your long underwear! After a little meet and greet, we'll take a little walk down to Pogue's Run to get some good river vibes and listen a short reading from Richard's book, River. Afterwards, we will return to the coffee shop for an inspired writing workshop. This place-based activity is part of our ongoing placemaking innitiative with Reconnecting…

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January 2016

White River Snow Stomp

January 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ALL DETAILS ARE TENTATIVE DEPENDING ON SNOWFALL For up to date official information, visit the Snow Stompers' facebook page! It's looking like there may be snow on the ground tomorrow! Details from White River Artist, Lisa Elliot: If Snow, then... park and meet at Westside Bait & Tackle Store along White River Parkway between New York St. and Michigan St. We will gather Sunday, January 10th, at 2:00 and finish around 4:00. Late joiners are welcome. Bring your own boots!…

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February 2016

Chinese New Year Lantern Launch

February 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
White River, W. 29th St. and N. White River Parkway W. Dr.
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We will be launching 100 beautiful (eco-friendly) paper lanterns into the sky to commemorate the Chinese New Year. Come participate and watch as the lights shimmer off our majestic White River. Featuring hand-crafted lanters by Indy's own Bob Renicker. Stay tuned for details: lantern decorating opportunity to be announced shortly in partnership with The Confucius Institute of IUPUI   RSVP on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/960028240700959/

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March 2016

Magic in the Water [writing workshop]

March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spade’s Park Library Branch, 1801 Nowland Ave
indianapolis, 46201 United States
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Ever hear about George Pogue? He is the first non-native settler in Indianapolis who mysteriously disappeared! Was he abducted by aliens? Did he find a doorway to another world? That's for you decided in this fun writing workshop that focuses using local settings in fantasy writing!   Come explore what makes the neighborhoods around Pogue's Run special through creative writing with local fantasy writer Rose Streif!   This writing workshop is part of the ROW (Reconnecting to Our Waterways) creative…

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May 2016

COMMUNITY STAGES at Fall Creek Gardens

May 7, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Presented by SAPPHIRE THEATRE CO. and FALL CREEK GARDENS in cahoots with Big Car Collaborative and Reconnecting to Our Waterways. Brace yourself for a month long community stage-stravaganza! we've teamed up to bring you this amazing FREE series in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood. Amazing theatrical and cultural experiences on an amazing outdoor stage in the midst of a beautiful community garden. The Calendar of events is listed below. Don't miss it!

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