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 Huntington County including background information as well as wall and mural specifications. Please use this information to inspire your mural designs!
Get to Know Huntington County
Venture to Huntington, Indiana, a mid-sized Northeast Indiana city founded on the beautiful banks of the Wabash and Little Rivers. In Huntington, residents and visitors can roam the historic streets that sprung forth from the rise of canals and railroads in the past century and experience the best this community has to offer. Huntington was catapulted to the limelight in the ’80s when Huntington local, Dan Quayle, was elected Vice President., and still today, Huntington is known for the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center.
History is an important part of Huntington County's story. At Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, residents and visitors alike can discover how the Miami and early settlers lived. Still today, the Huntington Drive-in operates regularly as a favorite family summertime tradition!
Many residents and visitors naturally gravitate to the historic downtown for the unique shops and boutiques. People are encouraged to sip on sodas from Antiqology, the midwest’s largest distributor of craft sodas, to stock up on their favorites and shop for vintage items.
In downtown Huntington, local eateries offer amazing culinary delights. From fantastic steaks at the Brick House to originals at the Rusty Dog such as the salmon BLT, Huntington is a foodies paradise. People pilgrimage from all over the country to eat at Nick’s Kitchen, who was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Pork Paradises” show and featured in Bon Appetite for their sugar cream pie. For those willing to take a short drive out of downtown Huntington, the Bee Hive Shop on U.S. 9 is a fantastic, unique business to visit on the way to Salamonie Reservoir. They have over 200 hives and sell honey and honey-related products in their farm shop.
Huntington County prides itself on numerous quality of life aspects that make the community a wonderful place to raise a family. Pride in a rich history, appreciation for outdoor recreation and a supportive community are factors that encourage residents to invest in the community and draw new people to the area.
Huntington County Mural Wall
Location: Hidden Moon Studio, 35 W. Market St., Huntington, IN 46750
Wall size: 2,000 square feet
Wall texture: Painted brick
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