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 urban redevelopment initiative and professional artists and stakeholders have worked with Art Spaces to host numerous community charrettes and symposia to develop concepts for the connecting areas.

Save the Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Community Picnic at the City Hall Government Plaza. More details to follow soon.

The focus area includes the 4-square block government campus, which includes Terre Haute’s City Hall, the Vigo County Courthouse and the current County Security Center, slated for re-purposing within several years.  A designed walking promenade will lead people through this area and the city’s parking lot, and to the river where a city owned property, One Wabash, will be redesigned as a public green space with an overlook and a flexible performance structure for public events.  The City Parking Lot may become a space for public weekend events such as Farmer’s Market, Arts Festivals and other community events.

Art Spaces is currently pursuing funding for Design Development and will issue an RFP for a Design/Planning Firm in the near future.

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 info@wabashvalleyartspaces.com.

You may access the 2012-2014 Turn to the River Plan here.

Click here to view the 2015 Concept Booklet.

Click here to view additional concepts for the “Civic Plaza” area.

Use the form below to submit your feedback on the Turn to the River project: