Tetia Lee, Executive Director
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787

November 13, 2018


Lafayette, Ind. - The Tippecanoe County Public Art Team in partnership with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is now accepting proposals for a public art project in Dayton, Indiana. The selected artist or artist team will receive $5000 for the design and creation of a mural (or series of murals) at the Red Bird Café, a commercial property located at 696 Walnut Street Dayton, IN 47941. The deadline for this opportunity is Friday, December 14, at 4:00 pm EST. Applications and additional information about the installation site can be viewed by clicking here.

The proposed design must be suitable for public display and viewing by citizens of all ages. Artists should consider the history of the Red Bird Café's location as subject matter for proposals. The property previously served as the first gas station in Dayton, a mechanic's garage, the town's first fire station, and Tyrie Mower Repair. In addition to the property's history, the restaurant's name "Red Bird" is a reference to the community, and it is encouraged that the design incorporates this as an element in the overall aesthetic. 

A successful candidate must be able to execute the artwork in two weeks or less, and the artwork must be completed no later than May 1, 2019. The selected artist or artist team must be inclusive of the Dayton community by participating in a minimum of two community workshops, talking about their artwork publicly, and should be present for the public dedication of the completed artwork. Artists must be able to independently operate an articulated lift, scissor lift, and assemble scaffolding. 

About the Tippecanoe County Public Art Team

The Tippecanoe County Public Art Team manages the affairs of Tippecanoe County's public art program, The Team is responsible for handling the details of the public arts program, serving as curator for the public art collection, and advising the County on public art matters. The deadline for this opportunity is Friday, December 14 at 4:00 pm EST.

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 at-risk 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