Public Art on the Downtown Indy Canal Walk

The Downtown Indy Canal Walk is an art lover’s dream. In 1999, a public sculpture program featuring Hoosier artists was implemented in White River State Park.  In 2008, the 500 Festival gifted art to the Canal as part of its 50th Anniversary Legacy Art Project. In 2011, several murals were painted as part of the Arts Council’s 46 for XLVI mural initiative. There are also many beautiful public memorials you can visit.  A walk, jog or bike ride along the Downtown Indy Canal Walk is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the culture of the capitol city.

Rinaldo Paluzzi’s Totem stands in Celebration Plaza on the southwest end of the Canal.
The Tent was created by  artist Donald Lipski.  The piece was a gift of the 500 Festival’s 50th Anniversary Legacy Art Project and was dedicated on Dec. 2, 2008.

Indianapolis is honored to be the home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial. This beautiful glass memorial was built by Eric Fulford and Ann Reed and is located right across from the Indiana State Museum on the Downtown Indy Canal Walk.

Quetzalcoatl Returns to Look in the Mirror is a mural by Hector Duarte.  It’s located under the West Street underpass and was part of the Arts Council 46 for XLVI.