Ann Dancing by Julian Opie was the first piece purchased for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Public Art Collection. Today, Ann Dancing is more than ten years old. Ann Dancing is a piece of art, but she is also a piece of technology. We need your help to repair and upgrade Ann Dancing. We have until June 29th to raise $262,800 to Keep Ann Dancing. Can you help?
Ann Dancing is located on the Cultural Trail at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave, Alabama and Vermont Streets, one of the most vibrant and busy intersections on the Trail. Ann has an impact on those who walk, ride, or drive by her everyday, and she also impacts our entire community. Ann Dancing is a shining example of how accessible and engaging public art can build community, create engaging public spaces and improve quality of life.
Ann is an electronic sculpture and the technology to keep her dancing has changed and improved significantly in the past decade. Ann’s technology has not been updated in over ten years. Imagine if you didn’t upgrade your iPhone for ten years. Not only has the technology to keep Ann Dancing improved, but the units on which she is displayed have improved significantly as well.
Public art along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail enriches the community and improves quality of life. Public art fosters a positive environment and ignites the imagination. Ann Dancing brightens the lives of thousands every single day with her simple sway. Ann Dancing has been in Indianapolis for the last decade. As you know, technology has changed significantly over the past 10 years. Imagine if you still had the same cell phone for the last decade. Ann is in need of a complete hardware and software update. Your donation will Keep Ann Dancing.
Post a photo or video of you with Ann and tag #KeepAnnDancing.
Visit Gavel, Coat Check, or Hotel Tango to have an Ann Dancing inspiried drink.
Show your Ann love by buying a piece of merchandise from Silver in the City or at KeepAnnDancing.org.