Indy’s tourism industry is powered by 83,000 men and women, a talented workforce who welcome the city’s 30 million annual visitors and ensure “Hoosier Hospitality” is more than a catchphrase.
Our city and state leadership have taken necessary action to restrict attendence at restaurants, attractions, and public institutions for the next few weeks to encourage social distancing in response to COVID-19.
While public safety is the priority, and we applaud this decision, this means life for the hospitality community is not business as usual.
Here are some ways you can help support the 83,000 strong who give so much to our community:
Explore Localhood Indy
One of the best ways to engage with the Indianapolis community during our city's reopening is to support your favorite local businesses. Localhood Indy, a new digital platform designed to showcase local establishments, provides a way for Indy locals to share the businesses that define the culture of our city. Localhood Indy utilizes the story-format seen on Facebook and Instagram to showcase the experiences had at local businesses. Share your favorite restaurant, coffeeshop, ice cream parlor, and more, and gain inspiration for the next time you explore Indy.
Order Carryout or Buy a Gift Card
Support the Arts
The Arts Council of Indianapolis recommends the following four ways you can immeditely help arts organizations:
- Donate tickets you have to any canceled events back to the organization versus asking for a refund.
- Donate directly to the arts and culture organizations and venues you frequent.
- Provide payments and tips to the individual artists of all disciplines who are sharing their work
on social media.
- Buy subscriptions, memberships, tickets, and gift cards supporting arts and cultural
- Continue to support local vendors by shopping online. A list of popular, local shops in Indy can be found here.
- Snap a photo wearing your Indy tee with the tag #LoveIndy to help share the love.
- Pick up a bottle of local radio personality Tony Katz' "Recovery Rye," in which a portion of the proceeds aid restaurant workers in need.