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 Wells County including background information as well as wall and mural specifications. Please use this information to inspire your mural designs!
Get to Know Wells County
Bluffton, the county seat of Wells County, enjoys the distinction of having been designated many years ago as the “Parlor City of Indiana”. This fitting name has endured for the last 40 years and no other city of the state has ever attempted to dispute Bluffton’s right to the title. The city well merits the reputation of being the most beautiful and well-kept city of the Hoosier state.
It is picturesquely situated on the south bank of the far-famed Wabash River, crowning high bluffs from which it derives its name and which gives it a commanding view of the surrounding country.
It is a veritable paradise, combining health, wealth, beauty, comforts and pleasures, and with its miles of finely-paved streets, handsome public buildings, many beautiful and modern residences, broad and well-kept lawns, hundreds of stately shade trees, modern disposal plant, and perfect model of cleanliness and health, the city is indeed a place of beauty and attractiveness which have won renown as the “parlor city” of the entire state.
The appellation of “Parlor City of Indiana” is traced back to the beginning of the century, possibly two years earlier, following completion of the first big contracts for street paving with modern hard surface material. A visitor to the city first applied the name.
Wells County Mural Wall
Location: 122 W. Market St., Bluffton, IN 46714
Wall size: 3,780 square feet
Wall texture: Painted metal panels
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