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

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.

  • 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)

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

Download entry form and details


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.

S Main bridge underpass mural

South Main Street Bridge Underpass • Artist Erin Davis

Edinburgh mural 2018

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

 315 E. Jefferson Street • Artist Danny Causey

2017 Whiteland mural

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

10 S. Baldwin Street • Artist Amber Berninger

2016 Franklin mural

86 W. Court Street • Artist Gordon Strain

2016 Greenwood mural

189 W. Main Street • Artist Amy Hommel

Contact JCCF today.

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

Indiana Arts Commission logo
Support for the 2017 and 2018 murals provided by Indiana Arts Commission.

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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