Jeffersonville unveils ‘The Depot,’ $2.5 million entertainment & arts venue

There’s something new, big and eye-catching in Jeffersonville. It’s called The Depot, an outdoor entertainment venue in the heart of the city’s art and cultural district.The $2.5 million project between West 7th and Michigan Avenue is hard to miss.”Six or seven years ago, it was just a dream,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore.But now The Depot is a reality. The outdoor space filled with abstract art and colors that is home to several shipping containers.”It should attract a lot of people; it’s going to be a fun thing to come out to,” said Monica Uhl, owner of Dilluhlsional.Inside the containers, you’ll see artwork on display from creators like Uhl.”My background was not in woodworking or in anything like this,” she said.She and her partner in life repurpose waste wood into jewelry, clocks and more. The Jeffersonville native says the stage for live music will mix perfectly with the bar and artwork.”It’s exciting and it’s something that’s going to bring people together at a time that we’re all looking for that connection,” Uhl told WLKY.Upstairs in one of the containers, Wilfred Sieg III is finishing up the final touches.”Painting corrugation takes a little bit longer than doing a flat wall,” he said.All of the art inside he’s responsible for, with Jeffersonville giving him full artistic control.”It’s humbling to be chosen to get to do all of this,” he said.Starting this Saturday and for the next several there will be “Depot days.” People will be able to see live music, art and food trucks at the depot from 1 to 5 p.m.

There’s something new, big and eye-catching in Jeffersonville. It’s called The Depot, an outdoor entertainment venue in the heart of the city’s art and cultural district.

The $2.5 million project between West 7th and Michigan Avenue is hard to miss.

“Six or seven years ago, it was just a dream,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore.

But now The Depot is a reality. The outdoor space filled with abstract art and colors that is home to several shipping containers.

“It should attract a lot of people; it’s going to be a fun thing to come out to,” said Monica Uhl, owner of Dilluhlsional.

Inside the containers, you’ll see artwork on display from creators like Uhl.

“My background was not in woodworking or in anything like this,” she said.

She and her partner in life repurpose waste wood into jewelry, clocks and more. The Jeffersonville native says the stage for live music will mix perfectly with the bar and artwork.

“It’s exciting and it’s something that’s going to bring people together at a time that we’re all looking for that connection,” Uhl told WLKY.

Upstairs in one of the containers, Wilfred Sieg III is finishing up the final touches.

“Painting corrugation takes a little bit longer than doing a flat wall,” he said.

All of the art inside he’s responsible for, with Jeffersonville giving him full artistic control.

“It’s humbling to be chosen to get to do all of this,” he said.

Starting this Saturday and for the next several there will be “Depot days.” People will be able to see live music, art and food trucks at the depot from 1 to 5 p.m.

https://www.wlky.com/article/jeffersonville-entertainment-arts-venue-shipping-containers/38006210

Christin Hakim

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