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.
2019 Mural Program
This year JCCF is adding two murals – one in Franklin and another in Trafalgar. We will celebrate each work of art with a summer Community Painting Day where residents of all ages will help us bring the murals to life.
2019 MURAL LOCATIONS
- Franklin, IN: 249 S. Main Street Richards Brick Oven Pizza (south facing façade – metal surface)
- Trafalgar, IN: 800 S. Indian Creek Drive (west facing façade of Indian Creek Learning Center – brick surface)
CALL FOR ENTRIES
We are looking for local artists, emerging artists, art students and creative community members interested in submitting mural designs for this year’s competition. No previous experience is necessary!
- Submission Deadline: No later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019
South Main Street Bridge Underpass • Artist Erin Davis
100/102 East Main Cross Street • Artist Andrea Light
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