PUBLIC ART. PUBLIC BOOKS. THE PUBLIC COLLECTION.

The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project consisting of artist-designed book share stations, developed to increase access to books and art. The project aims to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and promote social and educational justice in our community.

Through a curated process, Indiana-based artists were commissioned to design unique book share stations, or lending libraries, that are installed in community spaces around Indianapolis. The book share stations are free and available to everyone. Borrow and return books at your leisure.

IN THE NEWS

August 20th, 2017: Explore Conveyance at CityWay. Read more.

July 27th, 2017: New Installation Open at CityWay. Read more.

May 17th, 2017: The Public Collection featured in Nuvo. Read more.

May 2nd, 2017: The Public Collection founder featured by Herron Alumni Association. Read more.

April 12th, 2017: The Public Collection featured on The Indy Channel. Read more.

April 10th, 2017: The Public Collection featured in The Weekly View. Read more.

April 3rd, 2017: New Location Announcement. Read more.

March 17th, 2017: The Public Collection featured on Fox 59. Read more.

March 7th, 2017: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall featured in American Craft Magazine. Read more.

January 12th, 2017: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall featured in The Library as Incubator Project. Read more.

November 3rd, 2016: The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

August 31st, 2016: News Release + New Location Announcement. Read more.

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Artists & Locations

Through a curated process, artists were commissioned to design and install site-specific Public Collection stations. Below, please find a map of all locations, as well as a link to get directions to each location.

View the Artists pages for more.

In the News

August 20th, 2017: Explore Conveyance at CityWay. Read more.

July 27th, 2017: New Installation Open at CityWay. Read more.

May 17th, 2017: The Public Collection featured in Nuvo. Read more.

May 2nd, 2017: The Public Collection founder featured by Herron Alumni Association. Read more.

April 12th, 2017: The Public Collection featured on The Indy Channel. Read more.

April 10th, 2017: The Public Collection featured in The Weekly View. Read more.

April 3rd, 2017: New Location Announcement. Read more.

March 17th, 2017: The Public Collection featured on Fox 59. Read more.

March 7th, 2017: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall featured in American Craft Magazine. Read more.

January 12th, 2017: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall featured in The Library as Incubator Project. Read more.

November 3rd, 2016: The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

August 31st, 2016: News Release + New Location Announcement. Read more.

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The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel M. Simon, with support from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. Books for TPC are supplied and stocked by the Indianapolis Public Library.