Glick Peace Walk

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Gene and Marilyn Glick not only graciously gave to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, but also commissioned the Glick Peace Walk.  This stunning portion of the Trail along Walnut Street celebrates the lives of individuals who made peaceful contributions to humanity.

The Glick Peace Walk is dedicated to individuals who achieved greatness through peaceful pursuits, and the linear garden allows the Trail user to delve deeper and reflect at each luminary. The Peace Walk includes 12 distinctive sculptural gardens that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these luminaries.


  • a person of prominence or brilliant achievement
  • a body that gives light

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.

Ten of the luminary gardens are located on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick along a median 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.

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

Image courtesy of Greg Wagoner.
 Martin Luther King, Jr. luminary.


Watch “Together in Peace,” a 30-minute documentary by WFYI Productions and Kim Hood Jacobs on the making of the Glick Peace Walk.

Scroll through pictures from the dedication ceremony.

Read about the illumination and dedication ceremony, June 30, 2010.

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.