Episode 117: #KeepAnnDancing

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Why must we keep Ann dancing? Who is Ann? And, how does she reflect the culture of Indianapolis enough to deserve our attention? Join the leaders of the Keep Ann Dancing campaign, Kären Haley, Chris Gahl, & Mindy Taylor Ross and us as we candidly discuss the campaign that has Indy debating the importance and value of public art. Mindy Taylor Ross, the Curator and Public Art Project Manager for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick during the installment of Ann Dancing, unveils the history behind the purchase of Ann, Ann's increasing need for maintenance from Dr. Phil, and provides perspective of public art in Indianapolis versus other cities. Kären Haley and Chris Gahl reveal what catalyzed the campaign, how the funds are being used, and why they chose to do what's never been done before: crowdsource funding for public art. Listen to the story behind Keep Ann Dancing unfold as we share a drink around the table of Bluebeard's Second Story private dining space overlooking the Indianapolis Cultural Trail (home to more art pieces than mentioned in this episode). Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you this week with Kären Haley, Chris Gahl, & Mindy Taylor Ross of Keep Ann Dancing. If you're interested in donating, visit the website, share a picture of Ann with #KeepAnnDancing, purchase branded merchandise, or enjoy a drink at a participating restaurant. CICF will be matching up to $25,000 of donations from now through June 29th. There will also be a family-friendly dance party to celebrate Ann's return to Mass Ave on Saturday, June 29th from 4-9pm by the Ann Dancing art piece.

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