About Make It Your Own Mural Fest

Make It Your Own Mural Fest

Make It Your Own Mural Fest is an innovative, creative activation of the Make It Your Own brand intended to enhance Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne's efforts to drive talent attraction, talent retention and tourism.

The regional mural festival concept, the first of its kind in the State of Indiana, builds on the quality of place efforts accelerated by the Regional Cities Initiative, growing regional pride and garnering significant attention and exposure nationally.

Over 11 days, regional, national and international artists created 11 high-quality murals—one in each of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. The murals were unveiled on the same day, with celebrations and events taking place all over the region throughout the duration of the festival to recognize the artists and the communities.

Each county of Northeast Indiana participated, and specific mural locations were determined through a county-led selection committee process with a combination of regional and local input.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., launched Make It Your Own Mural Fest in Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne in the winter of 2020.

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Quick Facts

What

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., launched Make It Your Own Mural Fest in Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne. Over 11 days, artists created 11 high-quality murals—one in each of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. The murals were unveiled on the same day, with celebrations and events taking place all over the region throughout the duration of the festival to recognize the artists and the communities.

When

Mural Fest began on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and ran through Friday, Sept. 18. Over 11 days, regional, national and international artists created 11 high-quality murals—one in each of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. The murals were unveiled on the same day, with celebrations and events taking place all over the region throughout the duration of the festival to recognize the artists and the communities.

Where

The mural festival was located throughout Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Why

The regional mural festival concept, the first of its kind in the state, builds on the quality of place efforts accelerated by the Regional Cities Initiative, growing regional pride and garnering significant attention and exposure nationally.

Make It Your Own Mural Fest is possible because of the sponsors and volunteers committed to enhancing quality of life in Northeast Indiana.

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