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:
Learn more about THE ARTISTS
Mural support provided by
- 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.
"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.
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.
Kim Kasting at email@example.com or 317.738.2213
100 Bluffdale Rd., McCarty Mulch • Artist Leah Pinney
89 S. Baldwin Street, Taxman Brewing Co., • Artist Stacie Drane
249 S. Main Street, Richards Brick Oven Pizza • Artist Shannon McKeon
800 S. Indian Creek Drive • Artists: Creative Council of Franklin Artists including Chrissy Robertson, Meredith Pierson, Patrick Tisdale, and Elissa McKee
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