INDIANAPOLIS — Over 100 neighborhood art installations across Indianapolis can now be experienced with a new interactive map and app.
"Indy Art & Seek" is a compilation of mini art installations that include performances, literary pieces, and individual artworks along urban streets. The experience reveals where Indy's public art can be found in different parts of the city, while also encouraging participants to see their surroundings in a new way.
App users will be able to find the locations of 106 public art pieces, see photos and videos of the artists at work, watch live performances that were recorded on-site, take selfies and share their discoveries, which can earn participants badges to win real-life prizes.
“These artistic installations are meant to provide unexpected ‘moments of delight’ for our residents and visitors alike,” Kristina Uland, the senior vice president for development and external affairs at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, said. “The artists have created incredible pieces that are not only meant to be appreciated on their own, but to also call attention to how art plays an important part in everyday life.”
The app was made by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with funding help from Lilly Endowment. Art & Seek creators hope the app promotes equity and reflects each neighborhood's sense of identity and place.
Art & Seek is calling their installations "art interventions," which often can mean "street art." Although street art is usually created without permission from the property owner, commission and permission were granted before installation, according to KIB and the Arts Council.