Community partnerships are important to any active public art program, and public art has a place not just in residential neighborhoods or central business districts, but in commercial corridors as well.
The Arts Council is pleased to partner with Jiffy Lube of Indiana to commission murals for ten central Indiana Jiffy Lube locations in 2018 and 2019. This program will expand on the Every Part Matters arts initiative started by Jiffy Lube in 2016, which placed murals on stores in Carmel, Castleton, and Broad Ripple. The murals collectively serve to further Jiffy Lube’s mission of “growing people through work” as well as beautify the commercial corridors on which the stores reside and create a sense of place.
An open call for artist qualifications went out earlier this spring, and six artists and artist teams were selected and assigned to locations. The 2018 locations are:
West Side: 5630 N. Georgetown Rd.
Brownsburg: 1280 N. Green St.
Glendale: 6275 N. Keystone Ave.
International Marketplace: 5444 W. 38th St.
Castleton*: 8175 Allisonville Rd.
Lafayette: 2 S. Earl Ave.
*the existing mural at this store will be relocated to another Central Indiana location
The murals will be installed in the late summer and fall. Some community participation may be in the works: stay tuned for updates on the designs and painting schedules!