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Indianapolis Cultural Trail will Keep Ann Dancing with funding success

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:28:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Ann will keep dancing along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail thanks to a successful campaign that raised nearly $200,000.

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail announced on Wednesday that the crowdfunding portion of the Keep Ann Dancing campaign raised just about $200,000 from 1,200 individual donors in 32 different states.

Thanks to the funds raised by the non-profit organization, the Mass Ave staple created by Julian Opie will continue to thrive — with new technology and hardware — for years to come.

The timeline for replacing Ann will be announced in the coming weeks, according to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. As the organization continues to receive donations past the campaign's end, their goal is to continue creating a future of high quality and engaging art on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

“Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc is a small but mighty team. We stayed true to the founding principles of the Cultural Trail with the Keep Ann Dancing campaign.,” Karen Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc executive director, said. “We dared people to think bigger about what is possible for Indianapolis, using high quality art and design to push residents to stretch beyond what we’ve come to expect in our public spaces while thinking about the long term sustainability and maintenance of the public investment from the beginning. Thank you, Indianapolis, for helping us Keep Ann Dancing.”