This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Art in the Alley

(This was originally posted on August 16, 2008 on

Rensselaer has a number of small, community events, such as Taste of Rensselaer, Oktober Fest, and Art in the Alley. These events are sponsored by the Prairie Arts Council or the Mainstreet group, two groups that have a lot of overlap in leadership. Rensselaer used to have a bigger, two-day event, the Little Cousin Jasper Festival, but it ended when no one was willing to do the work needed to get it organized.
What is Art in the Alley? It is art displayed in an alley, much of it for sale. (I do not know how much of it actually sells. Personally, I have all the art I will ever need.)

The alley has some character, and someone saw the possibilities for something a little offbeat.

Food and beer are sold, and there is free live entertainment.

But the ambiance is probably half the fun.

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