Artist Alley is an outdoor art gallery that enlivens the downtown landscape.
The once-dark, forgotten alley between the County building and Artworks Gallery was transformed thanks to a partnership between Kokomo Art Association, Greater Kokomo Downtown Association and the Community Foundation of Howard County.
Since its 2014 creation, Artist Alley has generated a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors, created more venues for artwork in Kokomo, increased exposure and opportunities for artists who live and work in and around this region, educated the public about public art by stimulating discussion, provided a cultural draw for tourists and provided entry for artists new to public art.
Artist Alley has provided a lighted space for mounted murals and sculptures to be featured. These efforts introduce high-quality artistry in areas of high visibility. The industrial theme creates a connection to the rich industrial heritage of this community while adding an aesthetically pleasing environment for residents, workers, and visitors. Increased pedestrian activity in the downtown area is promoting economic growth for merchants and property owners in the adjacent properties.