2021 Color the County winning mural and Community Painting Day announced

Published: July 7, 2021 by Kim Kasting, vice president of development

The winner of the Johnson County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) 2021 Color the County Mural Program design contest and the 2021 Community Painting Day were announced today.

Leah Pinney’s mural design was selected for the 2021 Color the County Mural Program location. Pinney is a graphic designer out of Indianapolis and an experienced mural artist.

“Leah’s design will be a wonderful addition to State Road 37/Future Interstate 69. This design is an excellent example of a community mural and a great addition to the JCCF Color the County Program,” said JCCF’s VP of Development Kim Kasting.

“The artist has created a strong color palette with bold lines and fluid design. Her cardinals pop against the green and blue background allowing the design to be easily identifiable while traveling and a design that will continue to engage upon additional viewings. It will become a landmark for commuters and a memorable image for the community for years to come,” said Dave Windisch, JCCF’s mural design artistic lead and Color the County Mural Program committee member.

JCCF invites residents of all ages to help bring the mural to life this summer at a Community Painting Day. Painting supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Community Painting Day:

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: 100 Bluffdale Rd, McCarty Mulch & Stone, Inc., Greenwood

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JCCF established the Color the County Mural Program in 2016 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and has since painted 10 murals across the county. Color the County joins the community and artists through the collaborative process of mural-making to create powerful artworks in Johnson County.

For more information visit Direct questions about the mural program to Kim Kasting.

The Johnson County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1991 to serve donors, award grants and provide leadership to improve Johnson County forever. Learn more at

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