Glick Peace Walk
Watch "Together in Peace," a 30-minute documentary by WFYI Productions and Kim Hood Jacobs on the making of the Glick Peace Walk.
Don't have time for the whole documentary? Check out pictures from the dedication ceremony.
- a person of prominence or brilliant achievement
- a body that gives light
The Glick Peace Walk is dedicated to individuals who achieved greatness through peaceful pursuits. The Peace Walk includes 12 distinctive sculptural gardens that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these “luminaries.”
The design elements of the luminary gardens enable visitors to
gain a deeper understanding of how these inspiring individuals were
able to overcome challenges and dedicate their lives to the greater
good of society.
The Luminaries honor:
- Susan B. Anthony
- Andrew Carnegie
- Thomas Edison
- Albert Einstein
- Benjamin Franklin
- Abraham Lincoln
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt
- Jonas Salk
- Mark Twain
- Booker T. Washington
- The Wright Brothers
Ten of the luminary gardens are located on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick along a median to be constructed on Walnut Street between Meridian Street and Capitol Avenue. The luminary garden dedicated to Abraham Lincoln is at the southwest corner of Washington and Illinois streets, and the luminary garden dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. can be found at the southeast corner of Washington and Pennsylvania Streets. See a map of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
The Glick Peace Walk is made possible through a gift of more than $2 million from Gene and Marilyn Glick that is in addition to their $15 million contribution to the trail. “With the Glick Peace Walk, we hope to honor ‘luminaries,’ people of peace whose creativity, perseverance and concern for others improved life for everyone who came after them,” said local developer and philanthropist Gene Glick. Not only has their generosity allowed for the construction of the trail, but their legacy will live on and inspire through the Peace Walk for generations to come.
The Glick Peace Walk was designed by Rundell Ernstberger Associates, RLR Associates and Circle Design Group. Artists involved on the project included Smock Fansler Corporation, Tarpenning LaFollette Company, GRT Glass Design, and Santarossa Mosaic and Tile.
Download the script from the Glick Peace Walk unveiling and illumination ceremony on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, to learn more about each person.