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.
Support for the mural program provided by
- Indiana Arts Commission
2020 Mural Program
On August 8, 2020, our community came out and helped us bring artist Stacie Drane's mural design to life at our Color the County Mural Program summer Community Painting Day. Visit the mural at Taxman Brewing Co., 89 S. Baldwin Street, Bargersville.
About the Art
Stacie Drane’s 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.
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