Downtown Indy Cultural Districts

Indianapolis is bursting with pride over its six unique Cultural Districts: The Canal and White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Market East, Mass Ave and Wholesale District. Four of the six districts have homes directly in Downtown Indianapolis, while Fountain Square is just a mile southeast. You've probably heard of or even visited several of these areas before, but here's a more detailed look to really understand all that each district has to offer.

Mass Ave

Mass Ave puts a whole new angle on excitement, one that promises to be 45 degrees from ordinary. Known as the Arts and Theater District, a free-spirited and friendly mood spills from the many venues sprinkling the Avenue. Five performing arts theaters call Mass Ave home, each one distinctive in its own way. Numerous art galleries make the Avenue the place to experience top-notch art. Independently-owned restaurants serve up some of the best meals in town. Don't expect to find any mass production in Mass Ave's locally-owned niche stores. While visiting the Avenue, take time to stop and admire the original outdoor art, rich architecture and historic neighborhood feel. Permanent and rotating outdoor art pieces pepper the Avenue, along with exclusive art galleries. Mass Ave doesn't just offer dining - it offers a memorable experience.