The crowdfunding portion of Keep Ann Dancing Campaign Raised Nearly $200,000 in Four Weeks. Donations came from almost 1200 individual donors from 32 states. This amount allows Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., the non-profit organization responsible for the Cultural Trail, to replace Ann Dancing by Julian Opie with new technology and hardware and establish an Ann Dancing maintenance fund which will keep Ann Dancing on the Cultural Trail for years to come. Fundraising will continue to fulfill the total campaign goal which includes funding for future high quality and engaging art on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and enhancements to and maintenance for Ann Dancing’s plaza on the Trail.
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.
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