International, national, regional and local artists are encouraged to apply for Make It Your Mural Fest! Each artist can submit up to two mural designs in up to two counties in Northeast Indiana. In summer 2020, the jury will select one artist and one design per county.
Before applying, however, artists are encouraged to study each county to create a customized design inspired by the county's past, present and future.
Below you'll find information about DeKalb County including background information as well as wall and mural specifications. Please use this information to inspire your mural designs!
Get to Know DeKalb County
The City of Garrett is known for its comfortable, small-town living without all the headaches of big city living. Garrett is the fastest growing community, per capita, in DeKalb County and boasts over 15 new subdivisions, totaling over 508 new residential homes, in the past 15 years. Garrett offers residents' safe neighborhoods, great schools, proactive police and fire departments, hardworking city departments, great small and local businesses and many churches.
With a big heart for knitting the community together, civic, business and non-profit leaders and organizations assist with many local functions and community-wide activities. Thanks to the local garden club, historical downtown Garrett features beautiful flowers and curb appeal.
Garrett's six parks and popular city pool are favorite places for many families during the warm weather months. The Garrett Public Library, an original Carnegie building, is also a shining asset in the community. The city also celebrates other exciting community assets like museums, the outdoor Auburn-Garrett Drive-In Theatre, golf courses, restaurants, the Sacred Heart Grotto and the J.A.M. Recreation Center!
DeKalb County Mural Wall
Location: City Hall, 130 S. Randolph St., Garrett, IN
Wall size: 2,500 square feet of this wall is available to the artist (Total size: 5,625 square feet)
Wall texture: Concrete and painted brick
Considering applying for this county mural installation? Click here to download the full information for DeKalb County to inspire your mural design.Download Artist Toolkit