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Art Spaces Featured in Arts Illiana's Spectrum Quarterly Magazine


Click Here to read about Art Spaces History, Collection, Celebration Events featured throughout the Summer Edition of Spectrum Magazine. Check out articles by Steve Kash and Mary Kramer too.

Sculpture Tours during Terre Haute Block Party

You are invited to join Art Spaces for a tour of the downtown sculptures on August 29th during the Terre Haute Block Party. Tours are being offered at 4p.m., 6 p.m. and 8p.m. out of the Art Spaces office at 669 Ohio Street (just west of the Indiana Theater). Tour length is approximately one hour.

Tour guides will offer insights into the sculptures and discussions will be fun and spirited as tour attendees share their own ideas and ask questions. Information about three new sculptures to be completed later this year and other exciting projects and programs will also be discussed.

There is no charge for the tours. To be certain of having a place available on the tour, you may call the office at 812-235-2801.

The 2015 Turn to the River Design Charrette

Design Phase sessions held March 31st - April 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Terre Haute with artist Stacy Levy and landscape architect John Jackson .To view the schedule of sessions and other information on the charrette click: turntotheriver. To view the WTHI newscast of the event go to

Turn to the River Design Phase was made possible by Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment and Indiana State University with the added support from Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission and Hilton Garden Inn.

Turn to the River actively contributes to the economic vitality and livability of Terre Haute and the west-central region of the Wabash Valley. Anyone seeking more information or involvement is encouraged to contact Art Spaces at 812-235-2801 or email:


Art Chatter: Exploring topics in Public Art

At the June 18th Art Chatter event ideas for the next decade of public sculpture in the Wabash Valley was explored. Presenters Mary Kramer and Petra Nyendick gave an overview Power Point of the current collection and works in progress. The large group of attendees were invited to share their ideas for the future of public sculpture in the Wabash Valley.

Topic of the July 16th Art Chatter Event was "What is so special about public art". Public art contributes to the economic vitality and livability of our community! But what are some of the ways in which public sculpture may impact an individual life?

Terre Haute's newest art leaders: Susan Baley ( Executive Director of Swope Art Museum) and Jason Krueger (Curator of Indiana State University"s Permanent Art Collection) shared images and ideas about public works of art that have been important to their own lives. Attendees added to the open discussion with stories and suggestions about public art that they found meaningful.

Attendees of both event sessions shared many ideas on the topics. An Art Chatter survey was taken by most of the attendees and their ideas and feedback will be added to our website soon.


2016 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Announcement

Art Spaces in partnership with ISU Community School of the Arts is pleased to announce the theme of the 2016 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition You are a Child of the Universe: Poems of Belonging and Not Belonging.

"You are a child of the universe" is a phrase from Ehrmann's poem Desiderata. The entire poem, which is known throughout the world is installed in downtown Terre Haute at the corner of 7th St. and Wabash Ave. adjacent to the Max Ehrmann at the Crossroads sculpture.

Check this website in September for more details on the 2016 poetry competition.


Sculpture Collection App Launch

This fall Art Spaces will launch an app for the sculpture collection. On Friday, Oct 2nd, a public "tryout of the app" will be held downtown at the corner of 7th St. and Wabash Ave. in Terre Haute. The public is invited to test the app and offer feedback to the Design Team of Rose Hulman Senior Students.



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