Putnam County Mural Project Fall Festival coming in 2022

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
While crowds like this block party for the S&W Feed Center silos mural in 2019 may seem like the distant past, the Putnam County Mural Project is in the planning stages of again engaging the public in this way. Plans will soon be revealed of a fall 2022 mural festival.

Although COVID-19 hampered many of its plans for 2020 and 2021, the Putnam County Mural Project has announced that it will hold a mural festival in fall 2022. Additional details about the plans for the festival will be announced over the coming weeks.

“We are eager to expand the network of murals across the county and increase the opportunities for local artists to contribute,” said Chris Flegal, leader of the volunteer group. “As soon as we are able to safely gather in person, we will begin to seek opportunities for community involvement once again in the process of selecting walls, artists and more.”

The festival was originally planned for fall 2020, one year after the ambitious project that brought internationally recognized artist Key Detail to Greencastle to paint the silos of the S&W Feed Center at the intersection of Veterans Highway and U.S. 231 in Greencastle.

The Greencastle silos have become a key attraction in Putnam County and continue to receive recognition across the state and throughout the Midwest.

The fall 2022 mural festival will continue to engage the public in the mural process, with plans to install between three to five new murals across Putnam County.

Residents and artists interested in learning more about the Putnam County Mural Project’s upcoming plans and past projects can sign up for email updates by visiting www.putnamcountymuralproject.org.

The Putnam County Mural Project seeks to enrich lives by engaging the community in participatory mural projects that activate spaces, build artistic capacity and celebrate who we are. Learn more at www.putnamcountymuralproject.org or by following @putnamcountymuralproject on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • this is so cool.most festivals and community events start small and take years to grow.this is something that will beautify Putnam county and like covered bridges can be viewed year around.

    -- Posted by latewithtacos on Mon, Apr 5, 2021, at 11:00 AM
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