White River Art Canoes

The White River Alliance, in partnership with the White River Vision Plan, is placing 10 art canoes in key anchor locations along the White River in an effort to raise awareness of recent (and future) reinvestment and reinvigoration of Indianapolis’ waterways. Each of the canoes will be painted by a different local artist from Marion County or Hamilton County as a way to draw out voices from the communities surrounding the White River and reflect the unique elements of the river at each location. The canoes will be on display through October, with five canoes located in Marion County and the other five in Hamilton County.

The canoe locations are intentionally linked to key elements of the White River Vision Plan. The Vision Plan is part of a joint effort between the City of Indianapolis and Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. in partnership with Visit Indy’s philanthropic arm, Tourism Tomorrow Indy, to develop a comprehensive and coordinated regional, community-driven plan to enhance 58 miles of the White River in Marion and Hamilton counties. The goal of the Vision Plan is to create an accessible, recreational, and cultural environment that encourages a unique sense of place for the community and ensures a sustainable future for the river itself. White River Art Canoes will further this mission by promoting the White River as a community asset and encouraging the public to visit the river as a destination and understand its role in central Indiana’s vitality.