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Artist Opportunity for Outdoor Sculpture

Art Spaces, Inc. - Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a site-specific project to be located in Deming Park in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana. For further information click Call for Entries: Art Spaces, Inc., Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection Deadline for Receipt of Materials is Friday, January 16, 2015.


Continuing the Momentum for Turn to the River through a Spring 2015 Design Phase

Turn to the River was developed by Art Spaces between September 2012 and July 2014 to determine and describe the ways in which public art and design may play a central role in reconnecting downtown Terre Haute, Indiana with the Wabash River running along the west side of the City. Terre Haute's City Hall and the Vigo County Courthouse lie midway between the downtown and the river. This area and the City's Fairbanks Park are central to the the plan study area. As an Our Town creative placemaking project, it was made possible with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, a City of Terre Haute Arts Grant, Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, and Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

With the plan completed, Art Spaces is moving forward with a Design Phase for the Spring of 2105, building on the recommendations in the plan with a focus on defining a walking "promenade" from 3rd Street to the river, through the government campus. This important civic area will also receive attention for improvements and enhancements. The city-owned property adjacent to the river at the original beginning of Wabash Avenue, will be designed as a public riverside space. The working title for this location is "One Wabash".

Community engagement will be a critical component of the design phase, as it was throughout the planning process, and partnerships will be essential in moving the plan forward.

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


2015 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Announcement

Art Spaces in partnership with ISU Community School of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2015 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition.

The competition honors Terre Haute's internationally treasured poet, Max Ehrmann, whose works were inspired by a love for his own community, its natural surroundings, and its people.

The Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition encourages the writing of original new poetry as a contemporary art form deeply rooted in tradition and fosters an interdisciplinary connection between art forms.

Eligibility: The competition is open to individuals and students living, working, or attending school in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and/or Vigo Counties of Indiana.

Theme: The theme of this year's poetry contest is This Corner of the World. No more than two poems per contestant will be accepted.

Entry is Free!

Prizes: Adult and student winning categories with 14 prizes awarded.

Submission Dates: Submissions will be accepted between January 1, 2015 and February 16, 2015. Entries received after February 16th will not be considered for the competition.

An Indiana poet will complete the judging of the poetry.

For Entry Form and Procedures: Entry Form and Procedures 2015

The Ehrmann Legacy Sponsor: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Other Sponsors: Big Picture, Center for Community Engagement of Indiana State University, Creative Writing Committee of Indiana State University's Department of English,
Downtown Terre Haute, Inc., River Wools, Vigo County Historical Society, and Wise Pies.

For Further Information: Call Art Spaces at 812-235-2801 or e-mail Or call Community School of the Arts at 812-237-2528 or e-mail website



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