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Arts Commission invests in the Town of Glenwood to strengthen Glenwood through arts and creativity


On July 6, 2023 the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $2,880.00 to the Town of Glenwood for a Town Hall mural through the Arts Project Support grant program.  

During its June 9 Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support grant programs. Over 480 applications were reviewed by 146 panelists from around the state and country with expertise in the arts, community development, and nonprofit management. 

“The projects and organizations selected to receive funding are strengthening our state,” said Anne Penny Valentine, Chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is excited and honored to invest in Hoosier communities, supporting organizations that are doing exceptional creative work to make Indiana a great place to live, work, play, study, and stay.” 

Glenwood’s history has been documented in photographs and several of these will be used in the mural. This grant provides the opportunity for citizens and visitors to enjoy this collage of historic buildings and structures. The artist is Lexi Keen who has worked on murals in Connersville.

“Art and creativity strengthen the fabric of Indiana’s communities.  They promote connection and cohesion, foster the entrepreneurial spirit communities need to thrive, and create the kinds of communities where people want to live,” said Miah Michaelsen, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission. “In every corner of our state, public funding for arts and creativity continually proves to be a high-return investment that improves the quality of life of Hoosiers and drives economic development within our state.” 

Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Glenwood’s Regional Arts Partner in this project is the Community Foundation of Randolph County.