500 Festival Legacy Art Project


500 Festival Announces Location for the 50th Anniversary Legacy Art Project

Site development on project begins today

The 500 Festival, with a project supported by the 500 Festival Foundation, announced today its 50th Anniversary Legacy Art Project will be located in Celebration Plaza in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. Site development begins today on this major public art piece.

The 500 Festival Legacy Art Project celebrates the impact the 500 Festival has had on the community. The sculpture is the Festival’s gift to the community and pays tribute to community and volunteer spirit during the Festival’s first 50 impactful years. The 500 Festival has chosen internationally renowned artist Donald Lipski to create the significant art piece, which will be dedicated in a public ceremony on December 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Lipski was chosen by the 500 Festival’s 50th Anniversary Artist Selection Committee, which was organized by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and is comprised of representatives from the 500 Festival, the 500 Festival Foundation as well as representatives from the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Herron School of Art and Design, Expo Design and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.