Bright colors, community pride: Murals make Indiana Uplands shine

We’re the Indiana Uplands, where the arts thrive in many forms — unique art galleries, historic theaters, music festivals, and artisan fairs. Of course we have beautiful, eye-popping murals in our communities!

From colorful murals displaying historic figures to picturesque paintings on the side of buildings welcoming visitors to communities, you will find awe-inspiring art in many of our communities!

The Indiana Destination Development Corporation funds these public art projects spread across the state. Each mural project incorporates the “IN Indiana” campaign in a unique way that captures the spirit of each local community.

Stay tuned to IDDC’s page to view new murals as they are completed around the state, including the Uplands!

Here is a list of communities with completed murals in the Uplands, where you can see them, and the artists:

  • A Touch of Heaven located at 425 E. Main St. in Washington – Artist: Jennifer Peachee
  • Brown County Salt Creek Trail located at 01-135 State Road 46 in Nashville – Artist: Kurt Eagleman
  • Brown County Visitors Center located at 211 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville – Artist: Mark Schmidt
  • Carnegie Heritage and Art Center located at 140 S. Main St. in Linton – Artist: Kali Smith
  • Destination Huntingburg located at 401 4th St. in Huntingburg – Artist: Elizabeth Wertman
  • Discover Downtown Washington located at 107 E. Main St. in Washington – Artist: Barb Stahl
  • Heart of Jasper located at 505 Main St. in Jasper – Artist: Elizabeth Wertman
  • Heritage Mall, LLC located at 41 S. Van Buren St. in Nashville – Artist: Kurt Eagleman
  • Loogootee Eye Center located at 109 W. Main St. in Loogootee – Artist: Barbara Stahl
  • Main Street Jasper located at the Alley on the corner of the Courthouse Square on Main Street in Jasper – Artist: Blondebrush
  • Mulberry Cottage located at 46 W. Main St. in Nashville – Artist: Kurt Eagleman
  • Owen County Community Foundation, Inc. located at 114 E Franklin St. in Spencer – Artist: Israel Hogan

You can see photos of each mural below! But we definitely recommend taking a road trip through our region to see these beautiful, and BIG, pieces of art for yourself! Don’t forget your camera!