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The Tippecanoe Arts and Cultural District encompasses the downtown districts of Lafayette-West Lafayette—the heart of the Tippecanoe region. This area, comprised of three distinct areas (Chauncey Village, Wabash Riverfront and Arts and Market) centered around the storied Wabash River, is also home to an abundance of art and cultural attractions and venues such as the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Morton Community Center and the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Art galleries, traditional and non-traditional performance spaces, theaters, specialty retail and casual and fine dining restaurants representing the ethnic diversity of the area dot the District which help to define the Greater Lafayette Culture.  The community also celebrates its heritage, holidays and culture through unique public art and dozens of festivals, events and community gatherings throughout the downtown and district that attracts both local citizens and visitors far and wide.

Website: http://www.lafayettewestlafayettedowntown.com/

Tourism and Entertainment Information: http://www.homeofpurdue.com/

Official Proclamation

The Tippecanoe Arts and Cultural District hosted the official public launch of the program on Saturday, June 19, 2010 during the community's largest summer festival, Taste of Tippecanoe.  Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski and West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis joined Tetia Lee, Director of Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), in reading a proclamation from Governor Mitch Daniels.  IAC Commissioner Kelly Schreckengast, State Representative Sheila Klinker, State Senator Brandt Hershman, and State Senator Ron Alting also participated in the celebration of the area's cultural district designation.

 

 

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