Column: New exhibit explores arts space in Fishers

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Commentary by Daniel Kloc, president of Fishers Arts Council

Fishers quickly is emerging as a progressive metropolitan hub, a place for entrepreneurs and creative minds. As Fishers continues to grow and evolve, creating – and growing – a strong cultural climate is key. The City of Fishers has embraced the arts. Through a partnership with Fishers Arts Council and others, we have implemented public art displays, bring in artists for the annual summer Arts Crawl and host Art in City Hall. But what we don’t have is a place for the arts — a facility for indoor performing arts or a dedicated art gallery.

That’s why Fishers Arts Council is so excited about, “The Art of Design: An exhibit by Ball State University students.” From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, at Meyer Najem, 11787 Lantern Rd., you’ll be able to see seven different ideas for a visual and performance arts space. Ball State University professor Timothy Gray’s third-year architecture class has spent the last several weeks studying downtown Fishers and coming up with conceptual designs that would fit within our city. They have designed spaces for a black box theater where our local organizations could perform, where we could launch a community theater and where we could host a holiday performance indoors. It’s a space where we could display visual arts, too.

I think you’ll be impressed at the details you’ll see from these young, creative minds. We hope not only will this be an interesting opportunity to see their ideas, but maybe this will spark ideas you may have for the City of Fishers to advance arts and culture in our city.

I hope you’ll take some time Dec. 6 to stop by, see the designs and join in a discussion about the arts.


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