The Indiana Arts Commission has named the city of Noblesville to the Indiana Statewide Cultural Districts Program. The city says the designation will enhance its cultural arts offerings and attract more visitors downtown.
The city’s Cultural Arts District was established in August with approval from the Noblesville Common Council. The district includes the city’s latest public park, Federal Hill Commons, which features an amphitheater near the White River. It also encompasses the Logan Street Sanctuary, local artist residences and in-home studios, as well as Seminary Park.
"There is a definite connection between the local economy and an enhanced arts and culture sector," said Noblesville Economic Development Director Judi Johnson. "When intersected, it frames a community foundation that further expands Noblesville’s competitive edge. Defining, enhancing and promoting our cultural assets allows us to attract today’s workforce, one that seeks certain characteristics about where they choose to live and work."
Noblesville joins Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Lafayette, Madison and Nashville in the program. The city says the designation does not come with public funding.
"The Noblesville Cultural Arts District is defined by its people, places and experiences," said Noblesville Economic Development Assistant Director Alaina Shonkwiler. "The weaving of these assets and their integration in the downtown area offers a concentration of initiatives that create engagement and preserve the uniqueness of Noblesville and provides destination pockets that naturally lead you to discover the artistic elements of our community."
You can learn more about the Indiana’s designated Cultural Districts by clicking here.