Guest writers: Heidi Unger and Paula Schmidt:
Since 1976, Irvington has hosted an event reflecting both the beauty and spirit of the holiday season. On the Sunday before Christmas, Irvington residents line their streets with thousands of candles to celebrate Luminaria. Candles are placed in simple white paper bags and held in place with sand, birdseed or another substance that keeps the bags from blowing away. This allows people to line their walkways with beautiful glowing lights that can be seen along many of the winding, Irvington streets.
How to Participate
You are invited to light up the night on Sunday, December 22, 2013, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., by joining your friends and neighbors in setting out candles on your block. Then walk or cruise through the winding streets to enjoy the holiday atmosphere in entire community. Rose Mary Clark and Patty Hawkins, who started the event,
Guest writer: Vishant Shah:
Photos courtesy of Vishant Shah:
Public art is not just murals. It is people demanding more beautiful places where they live, work and shop. Public art has the capacity to enhance and enchant the people and places it touches. In this brief post, I will introduce Foundation East and our latest project in Irvington, Traffic Signal Boxes Vol. II.
You will often see the following words used to describe public art theory: community process, sense of place, place making and way finding. These are big words used to describe big ideas. I think public art has two main ingredients: people and place. Both of which we have in abundance on the Eastside of Indianapolis.
The town of Irvington is devastated by the loss of the former Irvington Post Office building that the Irvington Development Organization and the Irvington Historical Society was working so hard to restore. We are extremely grateful that no one was hurt in the collapse of this 110 year old building.
This video by the Indianapolis Star captured some of the heartbreaking moments last night. More updates to come on next steps for the building.
INDIANAPOLIS -Amid the heart-breaking devastation of the November 17th storms is one for the history books.An Irvington group had been working for months to restore a 1903 building which once housed a post office. But on Sunday, it all came crumbling down during a storm.