ABOUT THE PROJECT
Since 2010, the Carnegie Center for Art & History has helped create more than two-dozen unique works of public art in New Albany, Indiana. In 2019, the Carnegie will embark on its most ambitious public art project to date, the New Albany Flow Park. The goal of this project is to rehabilitate a beloved but underutilized skate park originally built in the mid-1990s. Tucked between the New Albany Amphitheater and the Sherman Minton Bridge along New Albany’s Ohio River Greenway, this art and action sports park will integrate art and wellness in a park designed for everyone.
The Carnegie Center is teaming up with Bloomington, Indiana-based Hunger Skateparks to create something truly unique for the New Albany and greater Louisville communities. Hunger is a team of master skatepark designers and builders who have created parks across the Midwest and in Europe.
The Carnegie met with local stakeholders and people of all ages to seek input into the design. A collaboration between the community, Carnegie staff, and Hunger, the design is a stylized Ohio River view that incorporates characteristic elements of Ohio River scenery like steamboats, bridges, and wildlife.
Skateboarding and other action sports are a living embodiment of art and sport. The world as seen through the eyes of a skateboarder becomes an exercise of seeing untapped potential in inanimate objects. Providing a beautiful, interactive, and inspiring space for play at the New Albany Flow Park will allow minds to creatively explore real world geometry and expand brain activity.
The Carnegie needs your support to bring this project to fruition. Please consider making a donation to activate and beautify our community through public art.