Mural Program

Color the County

Our Color the County is an artful collaboration that connects people who care with causes that matter. And in this case, what matters is improving the cultural fabric of our community through public art.

The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) launched the countywide mural program in 2016 to celebrate our Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. Coloring the county was the perfect way to party and the mural program was our gift to the community.

We developed the initiative to live on through future artistic efforts, and our goal is now a reality. Each year we invite local artists to participate in a design competition and the designs are brought to life through Community Painting Days. 

Want to visit all our Color the County murals? Check out their locations on the map below:

Mural Trail Map   

Color the County Mural Program Bargersville 2020

Learn more about THE ARTISTS 

Color the County mural program
Mural support provided by

Indiana Arts Commission logo
  • Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation
  • Indiana Arts Commission

2022 Mural Program

JCCF's Color the County Mural Program is adding a mural in Edinburgh, Indiana, to help commemorate Edinburgh's 200th Anniversary! 

The Color the County Mural Program has selected Chelsie Liberati's mural design for the 2021 mural location! Liberati is a muralist, author and children’s book illustrator with a passion for sharing art with the community. 

2022 mural design and artist


"The ability to combine the location of the river and dam with the fish and a secondary, almost subliminal, attachment to Camp Atterbury with the topographical lines mimicking a camouflage pattern is outstanding. This piece will become a landmark for many Edinburgh visitors and locals,” said Dave Windisch, JCCF’s mural design artistic lead and Color the County Mural Program committee member.

We celebrated the work of art with a on July 30 Community Painting Day where residents of all ages will helped us bring the mural to life. Chelsi and our team will add finishing touches in the coming weeks. Check back for updates and to see the completed mural soon.

Mural location:

592 W Center Cross St., Edinburgh, Indiana

About the Artist

While working for three years as a commercial muralist, Chelsie traveled across the country to paint wild space scenes, hungry dinosaurs, and everything in between. Now, Chelsie still finds herself painting a little bit of everything, but chooses to stay closer to home.

She’s proud to live in Johnson County and wants to share just how great it is with everyone in the best way she knows: Art! With an airbrush in one hand and a roller in the other, Chelsie looks forward to working with business owners and residents to bring a little more beauty to our buildings, fences and homes.

Questions? Contact:

Kim Kasting at kimm@jccf.org or 317.738.2213

2021 Mural

Our 2021 Color the County Mural Program added a mural in Greenwood, along the new I-69 route. See photos from the Community Painting Day here.

Greenwood
2021 mural in Greenwood at McCarty Mulch

100 Bluffdale Rd., McCarty Mulch • Artist Leah Pinney


Artish Leah Pinney at mural painting day
Leah Pinney’s mural design was brought to life at our summer Community Painting Day. Pinney is a graphic designer out of Indianapolis and an experienced mural artist.

2020 Mural

Bargersville was the location of our 2020 Color the County Mural Program. See photos from the Community Painting Day here.

BARGERSVILLE
2020 Bargersville Color the County mural

89 S. Baldwin Street, Taxman Brewing Co., • Artist Stacie Drane

2019 Murals

In 2019, our Color the County Mural Program added murals in Franklin and Trafalgar. See photos from the Franklin and Trafalgar Community Painting Days.


FRANKLIN
2019 Color the County Franklin mural


249 S. Main Street, Richards Brick Oven Pizza • Artist Shannon McKeon

TRAFALGAR
2019 Trafalgar mural

800 S. Indian Creek Drive • Artists: Creative Council of Franklin Artists including Chrissy Robertson, Meredith Pierson, Patrick Tisdale, and Elissa McKee

2018 Murals

Our Color the County Mural Program added murals in Franklin and Edinburgh in 2018. See photos from the Franklin and Edinburgh Community Painting Days.

2017 Murals

In 2017, our Color the County Mural Program added murals in Franklin and Whiteland. See photos from the Franklin and Whiteland Community Painting Days.

S Main bridge underpass mural
FRANKLIN

South Main Street Bridge Underpass • Artist Erin Davis

Edinburgh mural 2018
EDINBURGH

100/102 East Main Cross Street • Artist Andrea Light

Color the County Franklin mural 2017
FRANKLIN

 315 E. Jefferson Street • Artist Danny Causey

2017 Whiteland mural
WHITELAND

530 Main Street • Artist Dave Windisch

2016 Color the County Launch

JCCF identified three mural-worthy locations in Bargersville, Franklin and Greenwood, invited local artists to participate in a design competition and brought the designs to life through Community Painting Days. Color the County engaged the community in a beautification event for all ages, decorated our communities and set the stage for future mural-making efforts. If you want to see how much fun you can have, view the 2016 Color the County slide show.

2016 Bargersville mural
BARGERSVILLE

10 S. Baldwin Street • Artist Amber Berninger

2016 Franklin mural
FRANKLIN

86 W. Court Street • Artist Gordon Strain

2016 Greenwood mural
GREENWOOD

189 W. Main Street • Artist Amy Hommel

Indiana Arts Commission logo
Support for the 2017-2020 murals provided by Indiana Arts Commission.

QUESTIONS?
Contact JCCF today.

Email: Kim Minton, Vice President of Development | Call: 317-738-2213



Arts and Culture initiatives add to the quality of life in our community. 

A special thanks to our Platinum Community Partners!

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