Established in 2006, Heartland Actors Repertory Theatre (HART) was founded by actors, for actors. Professional equity artists who bonded over performances at the IRT and Phoenix took charge of their careers by creating a platform for themselves. Dedicated to producing accessible theater, HART introduces audiences to classical dramatic literature and new plays. They are most noted for their free Shakespeare each summer in White River State Park. The plucky theater group also finds time to collaborate with other arts organizations like the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Butler University Theatre and the IndyFringe Festival.
We recently heard someone describe this delightful store as a brick and mortar Etsy, and we couldn’t have said it better. Here’s where you will find some of the most inspiring and original arts and crafts made locally in one of the city’s finest neighborhoods. From jewelry to soaps, T-shirts to tea pots, as well as a revolving stock of clothing, this Irvington shop makes some of the coolest handmade items available in a convenient retail setting. Stop by and see shopkeeper Amanda Taflinger to learn more or do the bulk of your shopping. We wager you’ll be back many times.