Indiana Destination Development Corp. has published more than $ 242,000 in 34 counties to fund 49 public art projects across Indiana.
Several locations in the Wabash Valley received funding, including A&B Farmhouse in Brazil; the city of Sullivan; Greater Terre Haute Commerce of Commerce and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Applicants were required to provide details including location, local or regional artist and estimated costs including supplies and fees. Potential public art sites include, but are not limited to, exterior walls, water towers, alleys, bridges, barns, and more.
“It’s amazing to see so many cities, places, destination marketing organizations, private companies and others applying for this public art support and want to advance their communities through the arts,” said Lt. Suzanne Crouch. “These pieces can tell a unique story of a community that connects with first-time visitors and builds pride in longtime residents.”
“The projects selected were based on location and visibility for Indiana residents and visitors,” said Elaine Bedel, IDDC Secretary and CEO. “Hope is to create opportunities for photography while promoting Indiana.”
All designs must receive final approval from IDDC. Art projects should be completed by October 31, 2022.