Design Guidelines for a Near West Indianapolis Urban Village: A Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC), in collaboration with the River West Great Place, the Near West Collaborative, and the City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, invites submissions design guidelines for a Near West urban village in Indianapolis.   The Request for Proposal provides a focus on the project, its deliverables, submission guidelines and selection…

Living Faith Church Moves to Near West

There are a lot of questions surrounding the building where Judge’s BBQ used to operate. In that beautiful space, a church has now taken up residence. Living Faith Church “offers a modern and relevant experience with God for everyone.” They offer a casual and welcoming environment. To read more about the church itself, visit www.livingfaithindy.com. Starting this…

Postponed! West Michigan Street Festival

Friends of Near West and the River West Great Place – Due to an 80% chance of rain on Friday and Sunday and a 90% chance of rain on Saturday, we must POSTPONE the West Michigan Street Festival that was scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 13th. Thank you most profoundly for your willingness to…

West Michigan Street Festival!

Imagine a new West Michigan Street! On Saturday, August 13th from 11am–4pm West Michigan Street will be transformed into a thriving, connected business and cultural corridor. Near West neighbors and Great Places 2020, in partnership with Big Car Collaborative, have been working to create a new and improved community for all to enjoy. West Michigan…

New “Add an Event” Feature

We are pleased to announce that we have added an “Add an Event” submission feature on our website. Do you have an event happening in Near West Indy? Share it with us so we can add it to our community calendar! We will try to meet the demand for all events, but we aren’t always…

Flow Fest This Saturday!

There is a new, exciting, free, and family-friendly event happening in Indy! The first annual Flow Fest – an arts and cultural festival – will be from 3-8pm on Saturday, July 9th at Historic Central State Mansion (202 Steeples Blvd). Join us for a day of sun, fun, music, theatre, dance, visual arts, magic, clowns, bubbles, balloons,…

Art Park Update! Campaign Extended to June 24!

We were supposed to wrap up the Patronicity crowdfunding campaign for the River West Art Park two weeks ago, but we have been allowed to continue the campaign until June 24th! Even if we don’t ultimately reach our goal, your donation will still count, and the art park will still be created. We hope to bring…

Art Park Update! New Perk Added for Donors!

Thank you to everyone who has donated to help build the Multigenerational Art Park so far! We only have 7 days left of the crowdfunding campaign! We have added a new perk for donors! Donate $10 or more and receive recognition on this website at: NearWestIndy.com/Great-Places-2020/RiverWestArtParkDonors Learn More & Donate at Patronicity.com/NearWest Thanks for your…

Great Indy Cleanup is This Saturday!

Join us for the Great Indy Cleanup this Saturday, April 16th! KIB’s Great Indy Cleanup is an anti-litter program in partnership with the City of Indianapolis designed to assist individuals and community groups combat heavy litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets, alleys, greenspaces and waterways. Through coordinating a community cleanup…