Business Membership Options

The Mass Ave Merchants Association (MAMA) is a nonprofit business association organized as a 501(c)6 to promote the business interests of its members by improving business conditions in the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District.

Merchants, businesses, nonprofit arts & heritage organizations, neighborhood associations, property managers, and all other businesses in the District are invited to join.

Friends and Family Membership

Your membership supports our efforts to strengthen the placemaking, vibrancy, connectivity, inclusivity, equity and prosperity of the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District community for all in the northeast quad of downtown Indianapolis.

The Mass Ave District is your place to live, work, visit, invest and find community.  As a member you will be invited to special events and thank you’s!

Support The Mass Ave District

Please donate!  Mass Ave is your place and we need to work together to support a healthy and beautiful Mass Ave community.

Join the effort to proactively define the Mass Ave District’s future. Help preserve, enhance and develop Mass Ave and the surrounding area as an inclusive cultural arts district that is vibrant, equitable, diverse and welcoming.


Volunteer Your Time & Expertise

Enjoy the camaraderie of the diverse and creative Mass Ave community. We are committed to creating a welcoming and safe place for everyone.

When you sign up we let you know about ways to participate. If you would like to meet with a board member to explore ways to join a committee or work on a project, please email


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Mass Ave Community Room
342 Massachusetts Avenue

Mailing Address
576 E Vermont Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202





Mass Ave Cultural Arts District (MACAD)

The Mass Ave Cultural Arts District (MACAD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit organization seeks to preserve, enhance and promote the arts, placemaking, vibrancy, equity, heritage and prosperity of  the Mass Ave District in the NE Quad of downtown Indianapolis.

Incorporated in April 2021, it is committed to providing all visitors, businesses, and residents, shared stewardship and a welcoming sense of belonging to the district.

Mass Ave Merchants Association (MAMA)

The Cultural Arts District is powered by small, independent, and local businesses at the intersection of art, culture and commerce. The Mass Ave Merchants Association (MAMA) is a MACAD committee operating as a 501(c)6  nonprofit business association focused on promoting, encouraging, and supporting the development of Member businesses in the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District.

Mass Ave is designated an Indiana Main Street

Indiana Main Street Downtown  Affiliate Network