The Wagon of Wonders is Big Car Collaborative’s (bigcar.org) mobile, interactive art unit and pop-up public space. Part curiosity cabinet, part gallery, and (currently) part fishing bait shop (based on and in partnership with this one: westsidebaitshop.com), the Wagon features changing mini exhibits and opportunities for everybody to contribute creativity — and borrow a fishing pole and bait and go fishing in a lake or river, learning about nature along the way. The Wagon of Wonders was designed collaboratively by Big Car artists under the leadership of Jim Walker (herehere.us), built by Chris Vorhees (chrisvorhees.com - about the Efroymson Fellowship: http://tinyurl.com/pdwkj7l), and features commissioned exhibits by Indianapolis artists Beatriz Vasquez (artists.indyartsguide.org/artist/beatriz-vasquez/) and Casey Roberts (wildernessoverload.com) with contributions by Alan Goffinski (via Reconnecting to Our Waterways: ourwaterways.org), Christopher Dance (facebook.com/ChristopherDanceArt), and Niina Cochran (niinacochran.com).
The Wagon of Wonders is currently found, most often, at Spark Monument Circle (circlespark.org) or at Reconnecting to Our Waterways destinations around Indianapolis. It is made possible by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (warholfoundation.org), Apparatus (apparatus.net), Klipsch (klipsch.com), The Samerian Foundation (samerianfoundation.org/), Impact 100 (impact100indy.org/), AvantGarb (avantgarb.com), Penrod Society (penrod.org) and the major funders of Big Car programs and our staff artists: Central Indiana Community Foundation (cicf.org), Efroymson Family Fund (http://tinyurl.com/pdwkj7l), Indianapolis Foundation (http://tinyurl.com/nf5xyn6), Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Arts Council of Indianapolis (indyarts.org/) and the Indiana Arts Commission (in.gov/arts/). Our friends at LUNA Music (lunamusic.net) and Klipsch donated our DIY DJ rig.
Contact us through bigcar.org to learn more or to request a visit from the Wagon of Wonders.