The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational, arts, and cultural organization.

Our Mission
The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Central Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

Asherwood Estate

Located a few miles southwest of the performing arts campus, the 107-acre Asherwood Estate was gifted to the Center in 2017 by philanthropist Bren Simon to support the Great American Songbook Foundation’s effort to establish a freestanding Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Museum.


Valued at over $30 million in real estate and personal property, Asherwood holds enormous promise as a potential museum site or as the basis for an endowment to support the Foundation’s mission. It includes a fully furnished 50,000-square-foot main house, an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse, a 6,000-square-foot guesthouse, several other structures and two golf courses.


As the Foundation staff and board members explore options to maximize the value of the donated property, Asherwood remains an elegant setting for special events.