Rec Report: The Arts are Under Way!

Earlier this year, we published a piece called Parks & Art to let you know about Jeffersonville’s up-and-coming Arts and Cultural District (ACD). Thanks to generous funding from the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau, we’ve dived headlong into making our city more colorful!

You may have noted the additional mini mural utility boxes, attended Shakespeare in the Parks, or perhaps you made a lantern at one of our breakout sessions. But we’ve got even more up our sleeve! We’ve had our “eye on the sky”, so to speak. The water tank (pictured here) will be the focal point of the Arts and Cultural District. It’s currently underway and should be completed by early November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sculptural drinking fountain for Big 4 Station Park is also in the works! The former Grey and Wells Facility – now the Gray Whale Art Center – will be revamping its interior this winter in preparation for SIX PERMANENT STUDIO SPACES as well.

But wait – there’s more!

The triangle lot surrounding the Vintage Fire Museum will be getting a new look as well. New trees will line 7th Street, as well as the new green space on the south corner of the lot. We’re proud to announce that Bridgepoint and Thomas Jefferson Elementary students will be designing whimsical “Picasso on a Pole” light features for this project.

Interested in learning more and/or contributing your own ideas to the cultivation of the area? Our next community gathering is December 7th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. We’ll be focusing on programming for the Arts District. For updates and a look inside the art, be sure to follow Jeffersonville Art on Facebook!