This series is an ongoing editorial project for the Gateway Mile marketing initiative in Elkhart, Indiana. I write profiles of people who live or work in downtown Elkhart to help demonstrate the community’s character and charm. The articles run on the
Gateway Mile blog, as well as a twice-yearly Gateway Mile magazine. Jason Bryant is the photographer for the series.
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, co-organizer of Downtown Soul Art and Music Series, was featured in Faces of the Gateway Mile. Photo by Jason Bryant.
Celebrating the soul of Elkhart through music and art, Oct. 17, 2016
Behind the scenes at The Lerner, Kreider shows Elkhart arts in their best light, Sept. 23, 2016
Design and art go hand in hand at Nanci Wirt’s Main Street studio, Sept. 6, 2016
Passion, positivity and patience are the keys to success for Bethza Seminario, Aug. 30, 2016
Alyse Chinnock was featured in the Faces of the Gatweay Mile series. Photo by Jason Bryant.
For Jeanne Kern, building a destination downtown starts with building relationships, Aug. 15, 2016
How one Elkhart transplant found her tribe in the art and food scenes of downtown Elkhart, Aug. 9, 2016
For this Premier Arts teacher, making a hometown comeback could be his greatest role of all, July 12, 2016
Strengthening the core of the Gateway Mile starts with entrepreneurs like Lori Harris, June 10, 2016
The show must go on for downtown dancers at Robin’s School of Dance, June 7, 2016
Lydia Halstead was featured in the Faces of the Gateway Mile series. Photo by Jason Bryant.
For downtown Elkhart to move forward, image is everything, May 20, 2016
Closing the curtain on a dramatic, transformational career with The Lerner Theatre, May 13, 2016
Grown-ups just want to have fun at downtown Elkhart’s Wine & Canvas, April 27, 2016
New Tutu School brings a little magic and twirl to the Gateway Mile, April 19, 2016
Building a legacy for downtown Elkhart one development at a time, April 8, 2016
Marje Reynolds, featured in the Faces of the Gateway Mile series. Photo by Jason Bryant.
Lawyer by trade, barman by chance, Main Street advocate for life, April 4, 2016
Old Style Deli wins the heart of downtown Elkhart one sandwich at a time, March 24, 2016
Five decades of Gateway Mile retail, seen through the windows of Stephenson’s, March 18, 2016