INDIANAPOLIS — When one attaches a good time to a good cause, that can only be a good thing.
That was apparently the thinking behind the inaugural White River Arts & Music Festival – WARMfest – Saturday through Monday (Labor Day) at Broad Ripple Park, just east of the community’s bars, restaurants and high school.
And on a river, lest anyone forget.
Jon Jenkins, who as director of the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace is a partner in WARMfest, admits that he used to take the White River for granted.
“Indianapolis, for a large of part of its history, is the only major city not on a navigable river,” he noted. “We drive over it on the bridges and don’t realize that instead of being ignored, it needs to be cherished and enjoyed, because we don’t have that many river resources.