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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2019

TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION ANNOUNCES
WABASH WALLS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Lafayette, Ind-The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is excited to announce the official Wabash Walls Community Celebration, taking place August 3 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Junction House (215 Smith Street). The Celebration will begin with remarks from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation CEO Tetia Lee. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy food catered by Buetler Meats, and partake in the exclusive Wabash Walls Bike Tour. The bike tour will leave the Junction House at 2 pm and be led by a Tippecanoe County Bike and Pedestrian Committee member.

The Community Celebration will mark the final day of Wabash Walls, a public art initiative with community engagement, placekeeping, and neighborhood revitalization at its core. Now in its second year, the program has facilitated the creation of over 20 murals and public art pieces along Wabash Avenue. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski remarked that the project has exceeded expectations. “During this transformative time in the neighborhood, the Wabash Walls project is touching many lives in a unique way by highlighting neighborhood tradition and providing a new perspective. The artists and community participants have contributed talent and skills with far-reaching impact, fostering a true sense of community.”

All are invited to attend the Wabash Walls Community Celebration. For more information about the Celebration and the Wabash Walls project, please go to TippecanoeArts.org .

Wabash Walls is made possible through support from the City of Lafayette, Cargill, The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, Loopcolors, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Indiana Arts Commission.
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 TippecanoeArts.org.