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People for Urban Progress

1043 Virginia Ave. Ste. 213

Indianapolis, IN 46203

(We're located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square)

First Friday at the Harrison Center.

We had an excellent December First Friday at the Harrison Center. Check out our latest infographics about our projects and our city. The exhibit will be up for all of December, so stop in, learn about cool Indianapolis neighborhoods and check out our graphics!

PUP+Upland+Kelley Jordan Photography!

Tonight 11.4.11 from 7-10 in Studios 202 and 213! 

PUP Announces Bush Stadium Seat Salvage Project

Working with Indianapolis Fabrications, Ecolaborative & Develop Indy we plan to save the Bush Stadium bleacher seats from disposal, to be refurbished & used in & around the community.  If you are interested in having the seats in your area please contact us at info@peopleup.org.

PUP + Whole Foods Market.

Community Day!

Today, September 14th, Whole Foods Market in Nora and Carmel are donating 5% of their daily sales to PUP!

So grab some lunch, stock up on some groceries, and help support PUP.


PUP wins inaugural Indiana Innovation Award!

PUP was one of 10 groups selected for an inaugural Indiana Innovation Award! We're honored to be a part of this, and even more excited that we are the only non-profit in the winning group. 

Thanks to everyone who has and continues to participate in The Dome Project. We have lots of exciting new products and projects in the works, so keeping checking here and on our facebook page. 

More good stuff to come.



Our new Indy Flag shirts were released last month!

Super-soft Canvas-brand shirts, screen-printed locally by our friends at The Art Press. Available though our online store, at PUP HQ in the Murphy, and at Silver in the City on Mass. Ave.



PUP sponsors Indy Film Fest.

PUP is presenting two screenings of NATURAL SELECTION at the Indianapolis International Film Festival.  

NATURAL SELECTION is this year's Grand Jury Prize Winner from SXSW and has also shown at the LA Film Fest, the Seattle Film Fest, Ebertfest, Little Rock Film Fest, among others. Don't miss it!

Screenings are at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 


Sunday, July 17th @ 6:45pm

Thursday, July 21st @ 7:00pm 

For more information about the film, check it out here. (Plus, Michael worked as the Production Designer on this one!)

Concord Shade Structure Underway.

We're in the planning stages for our 2nd shade structure: a vegetable washing pavilion and outdoor dining room for the Concord Farm along south Meridian Street. 

Here, Michael & Donna discuss the design with Mark and Amy of Concord. Plans include Dome Fabric, rainwater collection, mobile tables & bins, and lots of shaded space!

Our First Shade Structure Installed!

Our first Dome Shade Structure was installed a few weeks ago at the Community Outreach Center at 23rd and Guilford. 

Huge thanks to Tammi Golden (COC), Wil Marquez (w/purpose), & Brian McCutcheon and Randy Domeck (Indianapolis Fabrications). 

Tammi has a lot more great things planned for this lot, including additional seating and a garden in the back. 

How we made the Cushion for Alleroy.

Check it. Plus, don't forget to vote this week. We need it! Click here.