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Current Activities for Turn to the River
Construction on the first phase of Implementation of Turn to the River is well underway. The foundation work is nearly complete for the new sculpture by Brad Goldberg that will be installed in mid-July. The fountain vault has been installed and the plumbing and electrical to support the water feature in the artwork is in progress. Watch for news about a late August or early September celebration and keep up to date on progress through Facebook here
The firm arcDESIGN of Indianapolis is working with Art Spaces design wayfinding throughout Turn to the River, including interpretive, directional and other signage.
This phase of Turn to the River has been made possible through the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation through the Wabash River Regional Development Authority, City of Terre Haute, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment and Vigo County.
We look forward to celebrating with everyone, stay tuned for a date to be announced at a later time.
About Turn to the River
Turn to the River is a comprehensive multi-year project to reconnect downtown Terre Haute with the Wabash River through public art and design. The arts are at the core of this exciting placemaking initiative and professional artists have worked with Art Spaces to engage community members and stakeholders through charrettes, symposia, focus groups and one-on-one meetings to develop the concepts. Turn to the River‘s planning and design development of the central portion of the government campus were supported in part by Our Town awards from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation through the Wabash River Regional Development Authority and many other supporters.
In 2019 Art Spaces and Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group were awarded a Merit Award for Turn to the River Conceptual Design by the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The City of Terre Haute is the primary governmental partner on the project and Art Spaces also works closely with Vigo County officials to ensure that the designs complement the existing architecture and serve the needs of city and county operations on the site.
The entire focus area of Turn to the River includes the 4-square block government campus that encompasses Terre Haute City Hall and Vigo County Courthouse. A designed walking promenade will lead people through this area and the city’s parking lot to the river, where a city-owned property, “One Wabash,” will be redesigned as a public green space with an overlook. The City Parking Lot is envisioned as a designed, safe, green space, with a festival/gathering space that may accommodate Farmer’s Market, Arts Festivals and other community happenings.
Partnerships are essential to the success of the project. Anyone seeking more information or involvement is encouraged to complete the form below or contact Art Spaces at 812-235-2801 or email@example.com.
Selected images from the presentation are available here.
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