I love Downtown Indy and even more so the heart of the city, Monument Circle. Circle of Lights was my favorite project to work on every year because it brought everyone together – it created human connection, tradition and memories.
My proposal: Downtown Indy, Inc. needs to program Monument Circle or partner with someone who will.
I program 4 public spaces at least twice a day. Is it hard and a lot of work? Yes. It is worth it? Undoubtedly. But I had to leave Indianapolis to do it. It doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need constantly fed until it is sustainable.
There is no perfect model for programming and developing. But the issues so many people have with Downtown Indy right now include safety and nothing to draw people back. CONSISTANT programming helps on all fronts – it gives people something to do, it helps small business, it helps lower crime. Give people a space to be proud of.
My hope is to come back home and program this space.
Happy to help in anyway I can.