INDIANAPOLIS — More than 30 public art projects across the state funded by the Indiana Destination Development Corporation’s (IDDC) IN Indiana Public Art and Placemaking Grants were recently completed by local organizations.

The IDDC Public Art Activation Grant funds Indiana-specific public artwork throughout the state of Indiana. Public artwork created in partnership with artists features the IN Indiana campaign. The non-matching grant funded public art projects up to $10,000.

The IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grant gives communities the unique opportunity to create IN Indiana artwork and signage in highly-visible locations throughout the state. This is a matching grant of up to $25,000 to fund signage and placemaking efforts.

In 2024, IDDC has allocated funds for the IN Indiana Placemaking Activation Grant and the Indiana Destination Development Grant, with applications due on Feb. 2, 2024. Learn more at

Locally, the following organizations have completed public art projects funded by IDDC:

  • Arts Council of Indianapolis located at 435 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis — Artist: Elio Mercado;
  • Studio Lauren Zoll located at 707 N Senate Ave. in Indianapolis — Artist Studio Lauren Zoll and Zesco;

Projects were selected based on location and visibility to Indiana residents and visitors, with preference given to locations in high-view areas and places that create potential photo opportunities.

To view all the final murals, go to

SOURCE: The Weekly View

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