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Hamilton County Groups Receive IDCC Art Grants

Four groups in Hamilton County were including among the recipients of more than $242,000 in funding across 34 counties announced yesterday by the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) for funding of 49 public art projects across the state. In Noblesville, Keep Noblesville Beautiful was the sole recipient. In Westfield, Grand Park Diamonds, Grand Park Events Center and Grand Park Field Sports each received grants.

“It’s amazing to see so many cities, towns, destination marketing organizations, private businesses and others apply for this public art grant and want to enhance their communities through art,” Crouch said. “These pieces can tell a community’s unique story that engages with first-time visitors and builds pride with long-time residents.”

The following organizations were awarded a non-matching grant of up to $5,000 to fund a public art project in their community:

  • Grand Park Diamonds, Westfield;
  • Grand Park Events Center, Westfield;
  • Grand Park Field Sports, Westfield;
  • Keep Noblesville Beautiful;
  • A Touch of Heaven, Washington;
  • A&B Farmhouse, Brazil;
  • Avon Waterpark;
  • Bluffton NOW;
  • Brown County Visitors Center, Nashville;
  • Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting;
  • Carnegie Heritage and Art Center, Linton;
  • City of Boonville;
  • City of Franklin;
  • City of Sullivan;
  • Develop Culver;
  • Downtown Evansville;
  • Elkhart County Visitors Center, Elkhart;
  • Franklin Dept. Public Art, Franklin;
  • Gibson County Economic Development, Princeton;
  • Greater Kokomo Downtown Association;
  • Greater Life Chapel, Gary;
  • Greater Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce;
  • Hard Truth Distillery, Nashville;
  • Harrison County Arts, Corydon;
  • Heart of Jasper;
  • Historic Warren Main Street;
  • Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus;
  • Hopwood Cellars, Zionsville;
  • Hotel Tango, Indianapolis;
  • Huntington City-Township Public Library;
  • Indiana Dunes Tourism, Chesterton;
  • Jennings County Historical Society, Vernon;
  • Kendallville Main Street;
  • Loogootee Eye Center;
  • Madam Walker Legacy Center, Indianapolis;
  • Main Street Centerville;
  • Main Street LaGrange;
  • Main Street Vineyard Church, Plainfield;
  • Marion Arts Commission;
  • Mulberry Cottage, Nashville;
  • Munster Civic Foundation;
  • Quaff On Brewery, Nashville;
  • Saint Mary of the Woods College, Terre Haute;
  • Santa Claus Museum & Village, Santa Claus;
  • Shelby County Tourism Bureau;
  • Tipton County Chamber of Commerce;
  • Town of Brookville;
  • Town of Churubusco; and
  • Word Works Ministry, Gary.

Applicants had to provide a location, local or regional artist and estimated costs, including supplies and artist fees. Potential public art locations include but are not limited to exterior walls, water towers, alleyways, bridges, barns and more.

“Projects selected were based on location and visibility to Indiana residents and visitors,” Elaine Bedel, IDDC’s Secretary and CEO said. “The hope is to create photo opportunities while promoting Indiana.” All designs must receive final approval from IDDC.

Artist projects should be completed by Oct. 31, 2022.