Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) announced more than $242,000 in 34 counties for funding of 49 public art projects across Indiana.

“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.”

Heart of Jasper was one of the 49 public art projects that was chosen.

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.