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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)


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.

Vote for Us!

We're up for an INSPIRATION GRANT this week through the Million Dollar Road Trip. 

VOTE HERE. And click on PUP.

PUP at Asian Fest.

We participated in this year's Asian Fest at Garfield Park. Was a hot, but excellent day, full of good food and performances. 

Plus, we learned to Mahjong (Cantonese Style). Cool.

PUPshop now open!

At long last, our online store is now up and running. Check out the latest dome products, noteables, a PUPshirts here.

New products posted weekly!

PUP in Metromix!


















PUP was featured in this week's Metromix! Check out the article here or grab a copy at your closest news stand. Thanks to the writing of Matt Gonzales, the photography of Michelle Pemberton, and the generous comments by Aaron Renn (the Urbanophile) and Brian Payne (CICF).

May First Friday.

Another excellent First Friday.

Thanks to PROJECTiONE and LIZ ALIG for joining in.


Lots more to come this summer... an update on Dome Shade Structures and Car Sharing coming at June's First Friday... Don't miss it!