An effort designed to give a second chance to vacant properties in Indianapolis will debut its first project September 19. The House Life Project is supported through a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund and is a collaboration among the city of Indianapolis, Renew Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

The group describes the project as bringing together "artists, architects, and designers to discover the creative, civic, and social capital of individual vacant properties."

The house in the St. Clair Place Neighborhood showcases includes art-based works to explore what organizers describe as "material potential of the house, historical narratives of the area and future land use or rehabilitation of the property."

Meredith Brickell, Brent Aldrich, Shelley Given, Katie Hudnall, Wes Janz and Wil Marquez make up the team.

You can find out more information about the initiative and the open house by clicking here.