The End of the World

An attendee plays Tetris while hanging upside at the End of the World Party on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Big Car Service Center.

The world didn’t end after all, but Big Car was ready if it had. The arts collective’s Service Center, housed in an old Firestone dealership, decided to ring in the apocalypse in style with a celebration in partnership with the Latino Youth Collective and Know No Stranger. Games were set up to teach post-apocalypse skills ranging from the useful (knot tying) to the silly (upside down Tetris). Local band Sweet Poison Victim performed, as well as several DJs.

It’s great to see arts and community collectives working in Indianapolis. The 38th and Lafayette neighborhood that the Service Center calls home has long been in dire straits. The past 5-10 years have been good for this city thanks in part to organizations like Big Car, and I am excited to see what the future holds.

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