The Festival of the Arts announces the mural and sculpture projects that will be created this summer for this year’s competition. Formerly called the Festival of Murals, sculptures have been included this year to add a new medium of public art to Wayne County, Indiana.
The designs of the proposed works will be displayed on Monday, July 25 at Lamplight Inn at the Leland, 900 S. A St. in Richmond, Indiana. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along with a reception to meet the artists from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Murals will be painted at the following locations:
Happy Days Records by Ron Deane, formerly of Richmond
Kid’s Territory by Mark Gardner of Centerville
On the Canal Wall by Carly Mattingly Dee, formerly of Cambridge City
Dils Building, 416 N. 10th and D St. by Diana Toschlog of Richmond
Knollenberg’s, 809 E. Main St. by Jon Terzini of Richmond
Readmore Cafe 900 E. Main St. by Charles Guess of Richmond
Skateboard Park in Glen Miller by Miguel Villaneuva of Richmond
Roger Richert property, 310 N. 8th St. by Pamela Bliss of Indianapolis
Sculptures will be created for the following locations:
Veteran’s War Memorial area by George Stallings of Richmond
Glen Miller Park Playground by Dayle Lewis
Private property, 1884 Reservoir Rd also by Dayle Lewis
Glen Miller Park by Joe Thompson of Centerville
Ghyslain Chocolatier, 416 N. 10th St. by Brandon McFadden of Milton
Firehouse BBQ and Blues, 400 N. 8th St. by Tom Broyles of Greensfork and Rick Bolen of Pershing
Some of the works have already began and the public can watch the progress. Some of the sculptures will be created at another location and set at their location by August 28. The date and information for the public to vote on their favorite mural and sculpture will be announced at the end of August.
FOTA is hosted this year by the Neighborhood Services Clearinghouse Association. Awards and events have been made possible by grants and donations from the Wayne County Foundation, the Economic Growth Group of Richmond, First Bank Richmond, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Jetmore, Bawa and Hirons, Wayne Bank and Trust, and Warm Glow Candle Co., Sherwin Williams and Airworx Co. of Indianapolis.
Maps and information of the proposed works will be available at each location mentioned and at the Richmond City Building and Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau. Maps are also online at www.waynefestivalofthearts.com or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for the email list for ongoing information or call 317.696.7349.