Newfields receives $21.7 million in grants and gifts

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Newfields announced it has received nearly $22 million in grants and gifts that will go to upgrades to the popular attraction’s infrastructure. 

The money, which was gifted by private donors as well as foundations and public entities, will go to upgrading The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres and The Garden. 

“Newfields is committed to strategic, impactful and sustainable growth that benefits the Indianapolis community. With these key infrastructure improvements, new contemporary art commissions and the addition of a Harvest festival, we will be able to welcome more people to Newfields for exceptional experiences with art and nature,” said Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO. “Over the next 30 years the institution will expand its offerings in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Garden, the Lilly House and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. This funding lays the groundwork for the development of a campus and programs unlike anywhere else in the nation.”

A spokesperson for Newfields said guests will begin seeing changes to the grounds and facilities right away. 

To learn more about the donors behind the grants as well as the scheduled changes and upgrades, click here

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