Art Spaces is…

providing public art and the design of public places to enhance economic growth, enrich cultural experiences and build a legacy for future generations through 

  • establishing a highly visible collection of site-specific outdoor sculpture
  • selecting works that inspire curiosity, thought and conversation.
  • bringing fresh ideas and imaginative interpretations of public spaces to the community through lasting works of art.
  • offering sculptures that are accessible 365 days a year at no charge.
  • the efforts of dedicated volunteers from various areas in the community.
  • an all-volunteer Board of Directors representing the arts, business, education, technology, and city government.
  • focusing on uniting business and the arts to positively impact the economy of the area.
  • advising and consulting with groups that want to acquire or commission sculpture.
  • collaborating – bringing together people, business and art to build a vibrant city.

2017 Board of Directors

Chair                              Vice Chair                               Treasurer                            Secretary                              Past Chair
Ellie Caldwell               Andy Theisz                        Santhana Naidu                Sherry Dailey                             Cindy Cox

Board Members                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hilda Andres                Carl Heine Botros               Nancy Briggs                     Melody Brown                           Rick Burger                                      Kristin Craig                 Lori Danielson                    Ariane Detamore               Brian Dyer                                  Allison Fenzel                                  Meredith Lynn              Craig McKee                       Cynthia Phillips-Sabla      Dianne Frances D. Powell         Gail Price                                          Bryan Sponsler            Brandon Zollner

Emeritus Members
Wieke van der Weijden Benjamin                             Beverly Cristee                  Harriet McNeal                  Laney Meis
Kevin L. Runion          DeDe Schindel

Advisory Counsel                                                                                                                                                                                                           T.C. Clary

Mary Kramer, Executive Director
Kim Schwibbe, Operations Manager

Interns- Spring 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kate Hinshaw                                                                                                                                                                                                            Samantha Ginoplos

Core Values

Community Spirit
Engage communities in collaborative practice to establish and maintain accessible public art that offers a sense of pride and possibility.

Lasting Legacy
Build a collection that will animate curiosity, inspire potential and endure for many generations while honoring the past and present.

Creative Vision
Enrich and strengthen our community and enhance economic development through innovative and purposeful design.

Global Equity
Embrace a global community through diverse programming and inclusive organizational practices

Promote Awareness
Expand knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts.

Vision Statement

The vision of Art Spaces is to expand and strengthen the vitality of the Wabash Valley region through integration of public art into the life of our community.

Mission Statement

The mission of Art Spaces is to provide public art and the design of public places to enhance economic growth, enrich cultural experiences and build a legacy for future generations.

Our Community

Local Collections
Arts Illiana
ISU Art Gallery and Permanent Art Collection
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Collection

Sheldon Swope Art Museum

Economic Development and City Planning
Downtown Terre Haute, Inc.
Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

Terre Haute Economic Development Corp.