Using funds from our 5×5 Indy grant and working with the Purdue Extension, Urban Patch will be providing FREE redbud trees for Mapleton-Fall Creek residents and businesses on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Please use our online contact form to REQUEST A TREE. Below is the link to inform you of the project and to […]
By John G. Moore, Creative Director Public art is not often thought of in the same vein as internet scalability—but it should be. Scaling applications and public artwork are one in the same. Artist scale things all the time—we are masters of scaling. Venture capitalists and Internet founders should hire more artists. We know what […]
Interdependence consist of one large star sculpture (six interlocking pieces) in a small urban pocket park located in Indianapolis. Interdependence is meant to provoke people to see and appreciate the invisible people and places in their lives—those people and places we encounter every day but are invisible to us. The quiet kid in school, the […]
The Shortridge Alumni Association continues its schedule of upcoming events to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary with an appearance of the 16-member Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) on Friday, April 10, 6-9PM (ET). MYO will perform.at Caleb Mills Auditorium along with a guest performance by 17-year-old Jeremy Green, a nationally known violist for his renditions […]
We happy to announce that we have closed on the purchase of a Renew Indianapolis (Indy Land Bank) building and lot on 30th Street and Broadway in our Mapleton Fall Creek community, just one block away from our existing Park Garden. We will renovate the building and use a portion of the vacant lot as […]
As a part of our Crossroads proposal John developed a temporary art installation titled the WoodStar. It is a life-size puzzle made of 8′ tall interlocking wood pieces that will be installed at our Park Garden site on 30th and Park Spring of 2015 and later at the Ruckle Redbud Grove.
Urban Patch’s Creative Director John Moore designed and painted the beautiful Sunflower Mural on 3oth and Central. If you’d like to learn how he did it, he is offering a new Skillshare class on mural design. Sign up today on Skillshare.com. Murals are found everywhere, energizing interiors and […]
Inspiring urban neighborhoods is a family affair By Erika D. Smith “It really started with this picture of my grandfather.” Justin Moore fished around in the pocket of his suit jacket for his smartphone. He tapped the screen a few times, and found a black and white photo of a distinguished-looking, balding black man. The […]
After a great effort in visioning, fundraising, and lots of drawing, painting and community collaboration, we have completed the 1,100 sqft. mural project. If you’re in Indy, walk, bike, bus or drive by 30th and Central to take a look at our contribution to making the inner city better through local art projects.