If you wander around the White River in Indianapolis long enough, you'll eventually stumble across something new and phenomenal: the 100 Acres, part art-park, part nature reserve, part lake. When it opens this month as a section of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), the 100 Acres will be one of the largest art-parks in the country. The IMA is inaugurating the park with eight site-specific installations including a vector-based basketball court, a submerging/reemerging park bench, gigantic human bones, a floating livable island pod, and Eden II, a modern apocalyptic ark.
Several AK artists will have the honor of aurally christening the park on Saturday June 19th. These include Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond), Liz Janes, and Roberto Carlos Lange (of Helado Negro and Epstein). They'll perform alongside Dayna Kurtz, DJ Kyle Long, Arrington de Dionyso, Jordan Munson, and The Outside Orchestra.
At a VIP event that Saturday, Liz, Shara, and Dayna will debut a new musical piece written specifically for the 100 Acres. Following that, they will all perform from 7-9:30pm at the opening party. Tickets $80 for general public and $50 for IMA members; you can purchase either here.
The grand public opening for 100 Acres, which is 100% free, is the day after. It will have throat signing, park tours, drumming, team-building exercises and DJing by Kyle Long and Epstein. Details on that event are here.