Playworks for every kid

Everybody Plays in Broad Ripple—Visual Arts and Play

The summer months are filled with fun and foot traffic in the Village of Broad Ripple. What better time of the year to get out and do a little jump rope with our friends at The Bungalow? Diane Seybert and Jenny Velasco are well known around the area for their investment in the visual arts and, of course, the shop in the Village where they feature the work of local artists in their gallery space.

Believing that a community benefits from a thriving arts sector and that access to the visual arts is an essential component of both education and quality of life, they have invested time and resources through both their volunteer and business interests. Both are artists in their own right and advocate for access to art education as an important component of a well-rounded experience for kids.

Diane has been active in the local arts community, serving as a board member for the Indianapolis Art Center where she and her husband, George, played a significant role in raising the funds for the Michael Graves expansion. She now dedicates her volunteer time to Art Mix, which like Playworks, focuses on bringing vital resources to underserved communities. Together, Diane and Jenny are helping emerging artists gain attention through their exhibit space at The Bungalow.

Understanding that every child has the right to engage in safe and healthy play every day, The Bungalow has lent it’s support to bring recess powered by Playworks to more schools. Small businesses make a big impact!

Whoosh clap to our friends Jenny and Diane for helping us to reach more kids every day so that some day soon we can say: “Every kid in central Indiana gets to play every day”!