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Current Activities for Turn to the River
Turn to the River, A new sculpture by Brad and Diana Goldberg will be dedicated on May 17, 2022 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mark your calendars – the event is open to the public and free of charge! The water feature in the piece will be active at that time. Currently the final touches are being put on the surrounding plaza, including lights, benches and the last of the landscaping. It is shaping up to be a vibrant public place and people are already expressing excitement.
Art Spaces is grateful to the many companies and individuals that have worked so hard to make this project a reality including Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group, ST Construction, Inc.; American Lighting, Myers Engineering; Sycamore Engineering, Hank Metzger Landscape; Decorative Paving Co., Land Stewards Design Group and others.
We have worked closely with the City of Terre Haute including the Office of the Mayor and Engineering Department. We have also worked with Vigo County Commissioners and staff and we are grateful to the Mayor, the Commissioners and all involved from the City and County.
We will continue to work with the City as we move into our next two phases, and plan to get started on Design Development for Phase II in the late spring or summer of 2022. You can stay up to date on progress on Instagram and 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.
Phase I Construction 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 as well as many generous individuals.
We look forward to celebrating with everyone on Tuesday, May 17th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in a public dedication at the plaza.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected images from the presentation are available here.
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