Murals are coming...
ABOUT THE PROJECT
We believe mural art has the ability to transform communities by celebrating heritage, creating civic pride, and enriching lives through participatory art-making. This is best accomplished when murals are used to activate spaces in areas that are otherwise overlooked.
Our project will produce one of Indiana's largest mural sites right here in Putnam County during the month of September 2019. Our "canvas" will be the four south-facing silos of S&W Feed Center, located at the intersection of Veterans Highway and Rt. 231 in the Southern corridor of Greencastle, IN.
The mural will beautify and activate this area of the community. The site location also happens to be the future site of a People Pathways trail-link that will provide residents with a perfect viewing area of the artwork from across the road.
Through this project, we are engaging the community by hosting capacity-building workshops and presentations for artists interested in learning more about murals, mural process, and its positive effect on neighborhoods. Our selection process invites community members to vote on style and content of the mural at booths positioned at various events and common meeting areas through the months of May & June. The final design will be voted on by the Putnam County community on August 2nd.
Prep work for the silos begin on August 12th and the mural installation will take place from September 16—30, 2019.
Thank you to all of the donors who helped make this project happen!