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. 

2016 Bargersville mural painting day


Color the County Mural Program logo
Support for the mural program provided by
  • Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Arts Commission logo


2020 Mural Program

We invite you to participate in our Color the County Mural Program summer Community Painting Day. Paint by number the Bargersville mural designed by artist Stacie Drane. No artistic talent is necessary. All are welcome to participate! Painting supplies and refreshments will be provided.

  • Community Painting Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Painting Location: Taxman Brewing Co., 89 S. Baldwin Street, Bargersville
  • Direct questions to Kim Minton

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Stacie Drane

Stacie Drane’s mural design was chosen for the mural location at 89 S. Baldwin Street at Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville, IN. Drane is a 2013 Franklin College graduate with degrees in Painting, Design and Art History. 

Behind the Design: The mural design was inspired by our community of both rural towns and larger cities, and a love for all the people who live there. Stacie hopes that her design inspires feelings of compassion, unity and hope. Showcasing that no matter who we are, where we live or what we do, we can find color and brightness in the darkest of times. Stacie lives in Nineveh with her husband and two daughters.

2020 Bargersville mural design


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.

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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

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.

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 2017-2019 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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