Join Indiana Humanities at Big Car’s newly opened Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community on May 10 following Chew on This for a free after party hosted by Yelp. The Service Center is located in a former Firestone tire shop at 38th Street and Lafayette Road. Enjoy desert, live music and complimentary beer samples provided by Upland Brewing Company. RSVP for the after party here.
Based in Indianapolis and formed in 2004, Big Car is a collective of more than 30 visual artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who work together to explore the notions of people and place and the unique aspects of community that connect them. Big Car sparks creative ideas and completes cultural projects and events that make Indianapolis a better place. Current and upcoming projects include Tour de Art – an ambitious citywide event that blends bicycling with art and beer, the 48 Hour Film Project, four neighborhood CreateIndy neighborhood projects and assisting the Kurt Vonnegut Library with design and displays. Big Car is also opening an 11,500-square foot community creativity space with a community garden, creativity lab, lending library, neighborhood stories video screening room, large-scale exhibition and community space and performance space. The unique community garden was built from scratch on a parking lot surface. Click here to see a video of the garden’s construction and Mayor Greg Ballard’s visit to the site.
Jon Akerman, Yelp Indy Community Manger, describes Yelp.com as a community of real people writing real reviews on all businesses. He said, “We are excited to co-host the Chew on This post-dinner reception and connect awesome locals to unique local businesses and our dynamic cultural community.”
Upland Brewing Company has been brewing ales, sours and lagers in Bloomington, Ind. since 1998. The Upland Indy Tasting Room located on College Avenue south of Broad Ripple offers a coffee house environment for visitors to sample Upland’s brews and purchase kegs and growlers to go.