Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends

Bicentennial Legends murals honor Hoosiers whose talent, courage, and humanity helped make our city the vibrant place it is today. 

The series builds on Indy’s already-iconic murals of Hoosiers such as author Kurt Vonnegut, poet Mari Evans, and former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller.

Meet the first two Bicentennial Legends–and learn how to nominate future legends, apply to create a mural, or offer your building as a canvas.


With support from the community, artists, and property owners, we can celebrate many Legends over the next several years.

Each mural is a unique collaboration involving the artist, community partners, the building owner, the neighborhood hosting the mural, and the public. 

Murals depict people who embody the City of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial Commission’s guiding principles: History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy.

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Nominate a Bicentennial Legend

The Arts Council invites your nominations for future murals. We are especially interested in Hoosiers who made important contributions but were overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

Offer Your Building as a Canvas

Are you a building owner interested in participating as a Legends mural site partner? We are seeking prominent locations downtown and throughout the city.  

Apply to Create a Mural

Artists with large-scale mural experience are invited to provide their contact information and work examples as part of the Arts Council’s open Request for Qualifications. 

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Thank you to our funders

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