For people with disabilities, the arts serve as a creative outlet and endless source of opportunity. Studies have shown that immersion in the arts directly enhances an individual’s potential for personal and social success. Art is a great equalizer, and now more than ever, people with disabilities can wander through a museum, shop at an arts and crafts show at a community center, and sing along with their favorite musician at a concert hall, all without the barriers to access and enjoyment.
Supporting the arts is an important part of what we do at The Fehribach Group. I’m honored to serve on the board of directors for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. I’ve also provided ADA consulting to several arts venues across Central Indiana, including The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and most recently, The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
The Center for the Performing Arts encompasses three local theaters: The Studio Theater, The Tarkington and The Palladium. The Palladium, Central Indiana’s newest premier concert hall, opened to the public on January 22 of this year.
The new concert hall will undoubtedly attract a diverse mix of visitors. We kept that in mind as we assisted with all facets of design to ensure accessible restrooms, paths of travel, and gathering areas. All three venues offer maximum accessibility to guests with disabilities.
Additionally, guests can choose from a variety of price points, depending on whether they would like to sit in the orchestra pit or in a box. Visitors also can choose from an eclectic mix of acts, such as the prestigious Vienna Boys Choir and funk/jazz tap-dancing favorite, Savion Glover.
The ability to provide everyone, regardless of whether or not they have a disability, with options of how, when and whom they would like to see at The Center for the Performing Arts is exactly what makes these venues inclusive to all of its guests. So I encourage you to sit back, relax and enjoy the show!