We're looking back before we launch ahead into 2015.
Here are 2014's most read, most commented, most clicked and most liked Sky Blue Window stories of 2014.
Profiles of Creativity
- Top: Dance Kaleidoscope / Perry Reichanadter Bottom: Jenn Kriskunas
Sky Blue Window's most-read artist profiles covered a range of local creative minds including, clockwise from upper left, retiring Dance Kaleidoscope performer Liberty Harris, ArtPrize champion Anila Quayyam Agha, local painter MaryAnne Nguyen, Vonnegut-celebrating painter Jonathan McAfee, and Pop-Surrealist Mab Graves.
Indy's Cultural Curators
- Clockwise from upper left: Courtesy of Kyle Long / Courtesy of Abby Goldsmith / Perry Reichanadter / Larry Ladig / Kirsten Eamon-Shine
Our contributing writers covered several Central Indiana tastemakers and cultural curators in 2014 including, clockwise from upper left, deejay, writer and event partner Kyle Long, indie superstar Abby Goldsmith, community leader and fashion maven Alpha Blackburn, prominent art philanthropist and collector Jeremy Efroymson, and Indy CD & Vinyl's new owners including Andy and Annie Skinner.
Current Events & Historic Spaces
- Clockwise from upper left: Connie Zeigler, Zach Rosen, Carrie Bone, Jami Stall, Rob Peoni
Readers love to read about historic buildings -- both those that will be demolished and those that have been reborn, as well as Indy's cultural events. Some of the most popular story topics, on both the site and Facebook included: the sad fate of the Crawford's Bakery building, daily reports from IndyFringe, the former church that's been reborn as event venue Grove Haus, a visit from popular writer David Sedaris, and the second iteration of WARMfest.
Best Bets from the Blog
- Left: Courtesy of Red Boat Productions / Twentieth Century Fox, Middle: George Kirk, Right: Lisa Fett, Jennifer Delgadillo
The regular bloggers of Sky Blue Window offer a range of ideas, thoughts and insight into the local cultural world. Here are some of the top clicks from their posts: Clockwise from upper left: Justin Brady's comparison of Hollywood and Indy's stage actresses in "Double-Take Divas," Carrie Kirk's reflection on tapping into kids' creativity, Ben Shine's conversation with Hoosier songwriter and Lily and Madeleine collaborator Kenny Childers, Jennifer Delgadillo's love song to the Tin Comet coffee shop, and Hugh Vandivier's take on the opportunities lost by not encouraging film production in Indiana.
Deep Reads & Hits from Your Feeds
- Clockwise from upper left: JJ Kaplan / courtesy of Big Car / Penelope Dullaghan / Marc Harnly
We pride ourselves on having writers who not only create stories that people to click over to our site, but who also craft pieces that make readers want to read all the way to the end. A few of the stories that kept readers engaged -- and that drove comments online and on page -- in 2014: profiles on illustrator Penelope Dullaghan, kid rocker Scott Rudicel AKA Ruditoonz, and photo preservation hero Joan Hostetler, plus stories on Big Car's Fun Fleet outreach program and the way that technology is changing music consumption.
Makers Who Will be Missed