Sculpture Challenge, Little Big Idea Grant, and more August news

Could your creative idea win a Little Big Idea Grant?
Could your creative idea win a Little Big Idea Grant?


By Terry T. Mark

Are you up to the challenge?

Recreate a Seward Johnson sculpture for a chance at prizes.
Recreate a Seward Johnson sculpture for a chance at prizes.

People from all over Elkhart County and visitors from around the country have had a great time enjoying the 57 Seward Johnson sculptures on exhibit this summer. With a couple more months to go, we have a new challenge involving the sculptures.

To meet the Sculpture Challenge, all you have to do is recreate the pose of any of the 57 sculptures at its location and share a picture of yourself on social media using the hashtag #EpicArtAdventures. The more “likes” your photo receives from your family and friends, the better your chances of winning.

If you want to dress like the sculpture to improve your chances, we wouldn’t discourage that.


Fun ideas get boost from grant

Whether it’s an outdoor trampoline park, a cat cafe or a helicopter cookie drop, it’s ideas that are fun, quirky, creative and show love for our community in Elkhart County that stand a great chance of earning a Little Big Idea Grant.

Launched as part of the Vibrant Communities initiative, the Little Big Idea Grant aims to empower people to make their great ideas a reality. Vibrant Communities — sponsored in part by the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau — champions parks and outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and community events and programs that bring people together and build connections.


By the numbers


Winners in our Summer Selfie with a Sculpture Contest — congratulations to Angie Bradley, Idris Busari and Katie Upspam!

Hot Takes: The Latest and the Greatest

We’re getting ready for the 2018 area guide. Partners in the 2017 area guide have until Aug. 31 to renew. Janis Logsdon, director of marketing and advertising, will be meeting with partners soon, along with The Indexer professionals. New advertisers may also contact Janis at 574-262-8161 or to inquire about space in the 2018 guide.

Summer is grand in Elkhart County. Catch up on our recent blog posts on great bicycling adventures, kayaking the Elkhart River and other fantastic places to paddle, how the Quilt Gardens got started, and best places to buy local produce.

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