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New Creative Arts Zone For Downtown Decatur

Credit Courtesy/Decatur Sculpture Tour
A view of Decatur's emerging downtown arts zone from the Sculpture Tour last June.

The city of Decatur, Indiana continues to focus on the arts and culture scene in a big way since launching its Sculpture Project in 2012, most recently partnering with the Biggs Group to build a Creative Engagement Center and living spaces in the heart of downtown.

Sixteen residential units, called the 2nd Street Lofts are built above the city owned,  multi-purpose community art space in the historic building known to residents as the Music House. 

For a close up perspective on the scope of this undertaking, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with Gus Gutierrez Rojas, Marketing and Communications Director for Biggs Group, and Decatur's Community Development Director, Melissa Norby, to learn how everything is taking shape and where the new connections being made may lead.

Find more information on the projects at the 2nd Street Lofts website and the City of Decatur Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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