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Apply Now: Looking for the Inaugural Public Space Fellowship Cohort

By Kären Haley Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.   The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Public Space Fellowship is inspired by a similar fellowship launched by The Bentway, a linear park created underneath an interstate in Toronto, Canada. We became familiar with The Bentway and got to know their two amazing leaders and program staff through […]

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New on the Canal – Natural Play Logs

We’ve added a few new pieces to the Vermont Street Plaza so you can make the space whatever you can imagine. Repurposed logs and tree stumps are scattered in the lawn and can be arranged to fit your needs.We’re all looking for an outdoor spot to safely gather with others or a sunny spot to […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Stormwater Planters

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Stormwater planters are an element of outdoor landscape that are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s Lunch and Learn, we dug into the nitty gritty of why stormwater planters are critical to our city’s infrastructure. What are they? Stormwater planters, also called rain gardens or bioswales, are a type […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Garden Prep Tips

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager This week’s Lunch and Learn covered the basics of Garden Prep. Once the snow melts and the grass peaks out, it’s time to start planning for your garden. However, be careful because freezing temperatures are common throughout April and frost will kill certain plants. However, that doesn’t mean that you […]

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Swish Performance Archives

Lugar Plaza Saturday, March 13 at Lugar Plaza 11am: The Phelps Connection 1pm: DJ Top Speed 2pm: Naptown Stomp 3pm: Taylor Deshawn 3:30pm: Mr. Daniel 4pm: Bembe’ Sunday, March 14 at Lugar Plaza 11am: Pat Petrus 1pm: DJ Iman Tucker 2pm: Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos 3pm: Cathy Morris 4pm: Renee King Saturday, March 20- at Lugar […]

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Lilly Foundation Supports Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion with $1M Grant

Lilly Foundation Supports Indianapolis Cultural Trail Expansion with $1M Grant Cultural Trail plays crucial role in connecting neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life We’re excited to announce that the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation is making a $1 million grant to support the expansion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn […]

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Layer-up this winter

Nervous to go outside in the cold? No need, with a few key layers and plan, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors any time of year. #learntolayer   1. Base layer: look for wool or another moisture-wicking material. Pro tip: tuck your shirt in to lock in all the warmth.   2. Wind layer: […]

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Marty Brown: What the Cultural Trail Means to Me

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is coming home (again). I grew up in Broad Ripple, moved away after college, and lived all over (Cincinnati, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco) for almost ten years. Then in September 2013 my wife (who is also from Indy) and I had our wedding in downtown Indianapolis, while we were […]

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Top 5 Fall and Winter Chores on the Trail

Most individuals are wrapping things up in their own yards to close the books on the 2020 gardening season. However, The Trail’s gardens are not done yet. We have a slowdown for outdoor work from January to mid-February but even then if the weather is nice we try to work ahead. Here are 5 Horticulture […]

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