River Otter by Arlin Graff (photo courtesy of Visit Indiana)

The Indiana Destination Development Corp. is awarding nearly $250,000 to fund 49 public art projects throughout the state. Each organization will receive a non-matching grant of up to $5,000 for a public art project in their community.

“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,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “These pieces can tell a community’s unique story that engages with first-time visitors and builds pride with long-time residents.”

The IDDC says applicants had to provide a location, as well as a local or regional artist and estimated costs, including supplies and artist fees. Public art locations can include exterior walls, water towers, alleyways, bridges and barns.

The recipient organizations are listed below:

  • 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
  • Grand Park Diamonds, Westfield
  • Grand Park Events Center, Westfield
  • Grand Park Field Sports, Westfield
  • 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
  • Keep Noblesville Beautiful
  • 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
  • Word Works Ministry, Gary

“Projects selected were based on location and visibility to Indiana residents and visitors,” Elaine Bedel, the IDDC’s chief executive officer said. “The hope is to create photo opportunities while promoting Indiana.”

The IDDC says the projects will be completed by the end of October.