Arts & Cultural District to host wayfinding event

The 41|40 Arts & Cultural District will host a First Friday event to gather responses to the initial branding and wayfinding designs for Terre Haute’s newly designated State Cultural District.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to stop at any or all of the following downtown locations from 4 to 8 p.m. to speak with representatives of the 41|40 Arts and Cultural District and offer feedback on the designs and sign styles. 

The prototyping will take place at the following locations: ISU Hulman Center on Cherry Street, Hilton Garden Inn at Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce at 630 Wabash Ave. and the Swope Art Museum and Vigo County Public Library, both on South Seventh Street.

Walking is a great way to get fit, so all ages can join in the fun and help Terre Haute to have attractive and informative downtown wayfinding.

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will have a special opportunity to participate in the First Friday 41|40 Passport Program. Passports will be available at each station and at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum at 727 Wabash Ave. Participants must visit at least three of the five sites, and receive a stamp on their passport at each location. They can then turn in their passport in to the Children’s Museum to receive one free admission to the museum or one free ropes course ticket. Passports must be returned to the museum by 8 p.m. on Friday in order to receive free tickets to the museum or ropes course. Age and height restrictions apply to the ropes course.

Also on Friday, the public is invited to view entries from the Creative Crosswalks Juried Competition, including the winning designs, which will be on display in front of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce office. The Creative Crosswalk project was developed as an incentive for potential neighborhood aesthetic and traffic calming and to celebrate the arts and culture of Terre Haute.

The wayfinding prototype event, the Passport Program and the Creative Crosswalk project are supported through a Tactical Urbanism Grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation and support from Mayor Duke A. Bennett, city of Terre Haute.