Vonnegut XL

Mass Ave welcomes a larger-than-life image of Indy’s treasured son, author Kurt Vonnegut, to the 300 block. Artist Pamela Bliss, also an Indianapolis native, has created a charming 3-story mural of Vonnegut on the north facade of the Massala Building at 345 Mass Ave. Bliss was commissioned by the Arts Council of Indianapolis as part of their 46 for XLVI, Murals Program for the City of Indianapolis. More information about this and 45 other murals in the city-wide project can be found at artscouncilofindianapolis.org/murals.

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
in Neighborhood, On Mass Ave


Join us for Harvest of the Arts on October 6 & 7!

Mass Ave gets lit on Thursday, the 6th—the trees, that is! It’s a community celebration including live music and arts to thank all of the Lilly volunteers that have lent a hand with projects on Mass Ave and around the city. Come back on Friday the 7th for First Friday—a celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts that make Mass Ave such a great destination!

Harvest of the Arts

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
in Dean Johnson Gallery, Neighborhood, On Mass Ave

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Crimson Tate: Modern Quilter

Obsessed quilter lands on Mass Ave! No, Crimson Tate is not some exotic bird, it’s Heather Givans and she creates quilts with a modern twist in her new shop at 845 Mass Ave. Pick out a cozy quilt to take home or be inspired to make one yourself—she offers fabrics, patterns, notions, and sewing classes.


Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
in Neighborhood, On Mass Ave


Welcome Chatham Home

Welcome to our new neighbors on the Cultural Trail. Chatham Home, a brand-spankin’ new furniture store at 517 E. Walnut Street, opens Friday, Aug. 5. Located in what was once the Ray & Schumaker machine shop building around the corner from Mass Ave., the store features a variety of decorative styles, offering furniture ranging from antique to contemporary. Faith and Hope, the mother and daughter proprietors, want their visitors to enjoy the store’s home-like vignettes, complete with home accessories and gifts, as well as upholstery, rugs and lighting. They hope that Chatham Home will be a destination, an inviting oasis of comfort and style. No passport required.

Visit them on Facebook.

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
in Neighborhood

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