Fishers Engages Local Businesses to Fight the Stigma during Arts Crawl

Since its inception in 2014, the Fishers mental health task force has been working to address mental health concerns within our community. The upcoming Arts Crawl on September 17 offers a unique opportunity for the community to unite behind a stigma-free Fishers in celebration of national recovery month. The free event themed “happiness is…” takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. and offers diverse entertainment for residents of all ages. “This Arts Crawl is unique in that it’s a time we can unite to celebrate the achievements of the recovery community in Fishers and across the nation,” stated Mayor Scott Fadness. “This event offers opportunities to share real life experiences about the power of recovery, and will celebrate the role of hope in the recovery process.” The Arts Crawl is hosted in partnership with the Fishers Arts Council and the Nickel Plate District Business Council. The event pairs 25 local artists with 25 local businesses in the Nickel Plate District offering a self-guided art tour as each stop features what “happiness is” to the business and participating artist. “Participating in the Arts Crawl is always such a fun opportunity to connect with other businesses and local artists,” stated Kim Kwiatkowski, owner of Oak & Ivy Boutique. “This month, we look forward to participating in the event, but also embracing recovery and connecting with people in our community.” Arts Crawl maps will be available at participating businesses and inside the Nickel Plate District mobile app. Additional details about the event are also available at