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Enjoy Indiana's art, history, and natural beauty through Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites

Monday, March 5, 2018

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission announced that Hoosiers will have many opportunities to engage with the arts through the Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program, with more than 170 arts activities taking place across the state.

"Considering several of these programs and exhibitions take place on multiple days there will be 480 opportunities for Hoosiers of all ages, especially those living in rural areas, to enjoy the arts, history, and the natural beauty of Indiana," said Anna Tragesser, IAC Artist and Community Services Manager.

To see a complete listing of 2018 opportunities including dates, locations, and program summaries visit For more information about a specific program, please contact the individual state park or historic site.

The Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program is designed to draw upon both traditional and non-traditional arts and artists in Indiana and weave arts programming into the natural beauty and rural settings of Indiana. The Arts Commission approved funding for program-related projects that encourage the creation of, and public engagement with art, and experience Indiana's state park / forest system and historic sites.

"We are excited that more than 50 of our 68 project grantees are returning to continue relationships they have built with the State Parks and Historic Sites," Tragesser said. "Some of our projects began as early as late January, but the frequency will dramatically increase in April and continue through early December."

For more information about Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites, visit

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites is a partnership with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Indiana State Historic Sites.

For more information about Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program, contact Anna Tragesser by email to or call 317-232-1281.

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

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