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.
This year JCCF added two murals – one in Franklin and another in Edinburgh. Residents of all ages helped bring the murals to life this summer at Community Painting Days. After finishing touches, the murals will be complete soon.
Erin Davis’ mural design was chosen for the mural location at the S. Main Street bridge underpass in Franklin, IN. Erin the print master extraordinaire at Crystal Graphics in Whiteland, IN.
- Location: South Main Street Bridge Underpass, Franklin
Andrea Light’s mural design was chosen for the mural location at 100/102 E Main Cross Street Edinburgh, IN. Andrea is a graphic designer with a passion for making websites and turning the world into a more colorful place.
- Location: John R. Drybread Community Center, 100/102 East Main Cross, Edinburgh
315 E. Jefferson Street • Artist Danny Causey
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.
10 S. Baldwin Street • Artist Amber Berninger
86 W. Court Street • Artist Gordon Strain
189 W. Main Street • Artist Amy Hommel