Transit Corridor Art

Artists with the Indy Cultural Corridor Consortium (3CIndy) have begun placing installations along the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in Midtown. A grouping of purple whirligigs in front of the Concord building at 38th and Illinois streets is the work of w/purpose, the design studio of Wil D. Marquez, who serves as the Purple Line Artist in Residence. Artist Andrea Smith has an installation at the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation headquarters, 3190 N. Meridian St. The artist’s work as part of 3CIndy is made possible by a Transportation for America Cultural Corridor Consortium grant, which is funded by the Kresge Foundation. Julia Moore, director of public art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, one of the 3CIndy partners along with the Indy Chamber and Transit Drives Indy, said the grant funds art projects through year’s end. “What’s going to happen in Midtown, is you’ll see probably see two more Andrea Smith installations, probably at the College Avenue library and one in the Broad Ripple area.” She added that poetry workshops led by Carlos Sosa are also being planned for Shortridge High School and at bus stations, local businesses, and schools along the Red Line corridor in Midtown.