Creative restoration in Indiana's Rust Belt

The Monthly Scoop on Arts in Communities

People landscaping under an bypass

Learn how Decay Devils has been able to get a Rust Belt city interested in historical preservation for the first time in 40 years at the Indiana Arts Homecoming conference this October in Indianapolis.

A few years ago, the City of Gary sold the Union Station building for $10 to Decay Devils "who have cleaned the outside and have plans to haul away the garbage and put windows back in. Perhaps it could become a restaurant. Or a museum. Most of all, they say, it could serve as a sign that this city, which has lost more than half its population and struggles with violence and blight, is heading toward a long-awaited rebound." (Mitch SmithNew York Times)

Andrea Ledbetter

Presenting will be one of the organization's founding members, Andrea Ledbetter. In addition to her work with Decay Devils, Andrea is a photographer, writer, researcher, and registered nurse.

Space is limited so grab your ticket for the Indiana Arts Homecoming (October 24-25, 2019) and secure your spot to get connected with this incredible group!

Members of Ohio-based band Mo’ Mojo perform at The Purple Fiddle. Photo from The Purple Fiddle.

Ohio-based band Mo’ Mojo perform at The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia. Photo from The Purple Fiddle.

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Putnam County Mural Project Site from CreatINg Places

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Inspiration from Instagram

Indiana is home to ten arts and culture hot spots! Follow these Instagram accounts for creative inspiration. 

Sending all the creative vibes your way,

Bridget Eckert
Director of Marketing and Communications
Indiana Arts Commission

(317) 607-3505

Bridget Eckert