365 Entrepreneur: Keepers of Culture

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365 Entrepreneur: Keepers of Culture

Day 108

On this day, 9/1/2021 we dedicate the 365 Entrepreneur column to the collective of individuals that are all involved in the Keepers of Culture mural.




The Keepers of Culture mural installed on the Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis was formally dedicated on Wednesday, September 1st. The mural was designed to honor eight individuals that make it their business to maintain and move forward the culture Indianapolis. Honorees include (left to right):


Maxie - artist and owner of Nap or Nothing

Mariah Ivey - artist and founder of That Peace Open mic

Rob Dixon - celebrated jazz musician

Mike Epps - comedian, author and actor

Vivica A Fox - actress and author

Amos Brown - late, great community leader and radio personality

Deborah Asante - founder of Asante Children's Theater

Le’Deana - creator of Midwest Leak Magazine

The 3D mural, created by Ashley Nora, is the permanent component to Butter: A Fine Arts fair which will be showcasing black artists September 2-5th. Butter is unique in that the show will be selling the art of both homegrown and nationally renowned black artists with 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the art going directly back into the hands of the artists. Butter is a concept created by GangGang partners Mali Jeffers and Alan Bacon and supported by sponsors such as AES. 


Click to watch our interview with Gang Gang.

Click to watch our interview with Maxie.

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