NoCo is developing within 22 acres of previously blighted area of downtown Jeffersonville. A refurbished water tank, emblazoned with fantastical, vibrant colors and a whimsical subject matter, serves as the focal point of NoCo and is a bold signal to visitors from blocks away that they are entering the heart of Jeffersonville’s creative hub.
In the shadows of the water tank, a former auto body shop has been turned into a community arts center offering continuous art making activities to community members and visitors. Across the street, a former office space now serves as a high tech Makers’ Space encouraging professional collaborations between designers, business and industrial enterprises. A block further north leads to a former car dealership that is now home to the Vintage Fire Museum featuring historic fire engines as well as Picasso Pointe – a family-centric pocket park filled with interactive, educational games, a 70 foot-long fabricated community table and a performance green space. The perimeter of the park is illuminated by Picasso-inspired sculptural lighting designed by local elementary school students. Just a stone’s throw away is the county’s local history museum, which has taken up residency in an old sign factory.
NoCo is a prime example of everything Jeffersonville has been championing for the last six years and while the area has already seen great change and re-imagination, this is only the beginning! There are still more exciting things to come!
For more about NoCo, including information on upcoming activities, you can also visit jeffersonvilleart.com or the Jeffersonville Arts & Cultural District Facebook page.