CREATING A VILLAGE
In October 2019, Indy’s International Marketplace Coalition purchased a 56,000 square foot building at 4233 Lafayette Rd. to be developed as a space called the Global Village. There, all cultures from around the world will be welcomed, celebrated and experienced.
Features of the future Global Village will include:
Museum, including cultural pavilions representing inhabited continents
Event and conference rooms of various sizes
Audio/video studio for creative services
An estimated $100,000 in authentic artifacts have already been collected and donated for the museum portion.
In a current 18-month period, the International Marketplace will benefit from more than $50 million in new development. Existing businesses have also invested more than $4 million to make improvements as a commitment to remain in the area. The Global Village is yet another exciting chapter in this time of growth.
Events hosted by the International Marketplace Coalition such as Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest, International Women’s Gathering, Dine-in series and World Arts Expo will be held in the Global Village. Community organizations and members will also be able to rent and use space.
Indy’s International Marketplace will now begin a $12 million capital campaign to develop the Global Village. More information, renderings and details with building plans will be announced soon.
Contact us to learn how you can help.