MEDIA CONTACT:
Tetia Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2020

MURALS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT ON WHITE COUNTY

Lafayette, Ind. - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) and Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) are proud to announce the creation of two public art pieces in Wolcott (White County), Indiana. These murals are a part of the WHIN Walls project, which is a program developed and facilitated by TAF to bring public artworks to each county of the WHIN footprint (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Cass, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White).

Painting in Wolcott began on August 24 and will continue until September 5. TAF and Wolcott Main Street have partnered over the past year to build community support for the project. Two artists were selected by the community earlier this year. Nicole Salgar is a painter and street artist of Latin descent, based in South Florida. Salgar has worked in several towns and cities around the globe painting various murals. Artist CERA is a mural artist based in Chicago. His work can be seen in Milwaukee, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Seoul, South Korea.

Salgar is creating a piece on the Timeless Treasures building (101 S. Range Street) along Wolcott's main road. CERA is creating a mural on the George D. Dye building (115 S. Range St.). A dedication of the work is scheduled for Saturday, September 5 at 10 am in the George D. Dye lot. Masks are required at this public dedication. 

This project is made possible with funding and support from the WHIN Regional Cultivation Fund, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Arts Commission, the White County Community Foundation, Wolcott Main Street, Sunbelt Rentals, Roots Eatery and Pub, Lowell and Linda Farney, and the Salvadore Family.
About Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
WHIN serves 10 counties in North Central Indiana in an effort to develop the region into a global epicenter for digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing empowered by data-science and Internet-enabled sensors of all types. In addition, the organization’s regional cultivation initiative is designed to increase the vitality, education and connectivity of the Wabash Heartland region.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at TippecanoeArts.org.