Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
DATE: 5/10/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tipton Community to Unveil New Art in Rural Places Mural

Tipton, Indiana -The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) and community partners announce the unveiling and dedication of the Tipton Diana Theatre mural, which will take place during the HeART of Tipton Festival on Saturday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. The Diana Theatre mural, created as part of TAF's Art in Rural Places program, was designed and painted by Tipton community members who were led by artist Robin Coyner. The mural entitled "Admit One" highlights the importance of the theater in Tipton's community history. The family owned and operated theater, run by the Paikos family, is an anchor venue for the city and one that many generations have enjoyed.

In addition to the mural's unveiling and dedication, The HeART of Tipton Festival will feature an Artist Meet & Greet with muralist Robin Coyner, musical performances, food vendors, and several art exhibitions. The HeART of Tipton Festival will take place in Downtown Tipton on Court & Madison Streets and at the Tipton County Public Library. Admission to the festival is free. For more information on the HeART of Tipton Festival, visit the Facebook Event.

The Tipton Art in Rural Places mural at the Diana Theatre was made possible with support from Tipton Main Street, National Endowment for the Art, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Tipton County Foundation, the Paikos Family, Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, City of Tipton, Tipton County Economic Development Organization, Tipton County Public Library, and Omni Electric.

About Art in Rural Places
Art in Rural Places , an initiative of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, brings artist residencies to underserved areas that have limited access to the arts. Through each artist residence, visiting artists work with students and community members to design and create a community-specific mural. Each  Art in Rural Places  mural is publicly unveiled and dedicated with the help of elected officials and community participants, stakeholders, and partners. The  Art in Rural Places  program is funded through the support of community organizations and through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  www.TippecanoeArts.org .


For More Information, please contact  Tippecanoe Arts Federation  by calling
765.423.2787, by emailing  [email protected]or by visiting www.TippecanoeArts.org.

Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.