In September 2020, the Arts Council kicked off the Bicentennial Legends mural series to celebrate the City of Indianapolis' 200th birthday. Internationally recognized cyclist and racial justice advocate Marshall "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) will be honored with the first public mural in 2021 in a prominent downtown location.
The project will build on Indy's already-iconic murals of Hoosiers, which include author Kurt Vonnegut, poet Mari Evans, and former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller. New murals will depict individuals who embody the Bicentennial Commission’s guiding principles: History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy.
We Need Your Help!
With support from the community, artists, and property owners, we can honor and celebrate many other Legends over the next several years.
We are seeking nominations from the public for individuals whose talent, courage, and humanity and helped make Indianapolis/Indiana the vibrant place it is today. We are especially interested in those who made important contributions but were overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.