Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls. Innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
The first Girls Club in Shelbyville was formed in October of 1971. The club opened in October of 1972. Full National Girls Club Membership was granted in June 1973. The Girls Club had a number of different directors, programs, and volunteer board members over the next 20 years. Membership varied from the beginning from 800 to approximately 500 yearly.
On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. The Arts Commission encourages the presence of the arts in communities of all sizes while promoting artistic quality and expression.
The Arts Commission advocates arts development opportunities across the state, and stewards effective use of public and private resources for the arts. It stimulates public interest in, and participation with, Indiana's diverse arts resources and cultural heritage. The Arts Commission works to enhance public awareness of the arts, life-long learning opportunities, and arts education programs. Governed by a 15-member board of gubernatorial appointees, the IAC serves all citizens and regions of the state.
The mission of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts (INCA) is to assist in grassroots and direct lobbying to promote public funding, legislation and policy favorable to the arts.
The mission of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundations (INCAF) is to serve arts professionals throughout the state who keep our arts organizations artistically and economically vital through education and communication.
The Shelbyville Boys & Girls Club offers a room for members to participate in arts & crafts. The room is staffed by an art teacher, and members are able to take home their projects or use them to decorate the club. This year the Arts & Crafts room will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30.
Lee Marks, photography dealer and consultant, heads Lee Marks Fine Art, a company established in New York City in 1981 and now located outside Indianapolis. She is a founding member and past president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). Maintaining a broad inventory of vintage and contemporary work, LMFA sells to museums, private collectors, and corporations, with a special emphasis on building collections over the long-term.
Mainstreet Shelbyville is dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Shelbyville through historic preservation, new business recruitment, support for our traditional businesses, and creating a place where we love to live, work and play. Get to know your neighbor and together we can make a difference.
Welcome to the Shelby Community Band web site. The SCB was formed in 1973. We are a group of volunteer adult and student musicians from Shelbyville, Shelby County and surrounding counties in east-central Indiana.
Our mission is to provide an organization in which musicians can participate for their cultural enrichment and enjoyment, and for the benefit of the community through promotion of the arts. We perform several local concerts throughout the year, performing a wide variety of concert band musical styles.
Shelby County Players, Inc. has produced plays since 1988. It is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing live theatre experiences for audiences, actors, directors, producers, and crew members and is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
In 1901, a request was sent to Andrew Carnegie for funds to build a permanent library in Shelbyville, Indiana. A total of $20,000 was granted, a lot on Broadway Street opposite the High School was purchased, and the library was completed in 1903 (read more history). Today, the Shelby County Public Library remains a community resource dedicated to life-long learning and committed to the freedom of information.
In 2011, the library served 22,554 card holders. The following resources are currently available for checkout or in-library use from the Shelbyville and Morristown branch: 135,735 volumes of fiction and nonfiction, 9,929 audio/visual materials, 132 serial subscriptions, 725 electronic format materials, 65 licensed databases and 6 laptops.
In May 2012, the library joined nearly 100 libraries by transitioning to the statewide Evergreen IN catalog system. This allows patrons to check out, reserve, and return items at any Indiana Evergreen library. Learn more about Evergreen. In the late summer 2012, patrons will also have access to electronic books that can be downloaded to computers or e-reader devices.
This nonprofit organization was established to encourage literacy and to celebrate community. By bringing in authors, hosting events, and selecting different genres of material each year, it is Shelby County Read's purpose to expose the community to a broad range of literary material as well as support discussion of the chosen books with engaging programs.
Shelby County Reads will be celebrating its eighth season this February. Each year we choose books around one theme for all ages in the community to read and discuss. These books are then donated to the schools for libraries and classrooms to use. Related events are scheduled throughout February and March.
Come to Shelby County and surround yourself with the charm of a classic midwestern towns. Discover downtown Shelbyville where friendly shopkeepers and restaurant owners make you feel welcome - and like one of the family. Where streets are lined with trees and buildings from a century ago - and lovingly preserved. Many of the older homes along Washington, Broadway and Mechanic streets were built during Shelbyville’s furniture manufacturing heyday - you won’t find more beautiful residential architecture anywhere in the Midwest.
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Our center wants to give Shelby County teens a safe place to express themselves through various forms of the arts that the schools don't have funding for. We hope to spark an interest in local teens that stays with them through out their lives. Our center is both a teaching and performing center. So the teens will be able to learn, create, and display or perform their hard work for the community.
The Strand Theatre is a vibrant performing arts center. Performances include music, poetry, lectures, plays, musicals, classic films and more. With over 120 events every year, the Strand is a performance home to many groups. Built in 1916, this historic 400 seat theatre is committed to promoting the arts and live entertainment in Shelby County.