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 Whitley County including background information as well as wall and mural specifications. Please use this information to inspire your mural designs!
Get to Know Whitley County
Columbia City was established in 1839. The City of Columbia City is the seat of Whitley County. It’s located off major U.S. Highway 30 and is about 5.2 square miles. Other major highways in Columbia City include State Road 9, State Road 205 and State Road 109. Columbia City is located between Fort Wayne, the second-largest city in Indiana, and Warsaw, the orthopedic capital of the world. The current population of Columbia City is 9,210.
The scenic Blue River runs through the town and flows into the Eel River, a tributary of the Wabash. The Blue River Trail is a local attraction where many residents can run and bike. The trail begins at S. Whitley Street in Columbia City and runs to the YMCA and through Morsches Park, a 117-acre park with recreational activities available for all ages.
Whitley County Mural Wall
Location: 116 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN
Wall size: 3,000 square feet
Wall texture: Brick
Considering applying for this county mural installation? Click here to download the full information for Whitley County to inspire your mural design.Download Artist Toolkit