WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a Popsicle Party and ribbon cutting to celebrate its new mural and allow people to meet the artists behind the work.
The events will take place Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Visitors Center in Warsaw, with the ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. and the Popsicle Party from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The mural artists, Erica Deuel and Beth Williman, from Spoonful of Imagination, will offer kids art activities and hand out popsicles while supplies last. Attendees can admire the new mural and take pictures in front of it.
Last January, Indiana Destination Development Corp. launched the “IN Indiana Public Art Activation Grant,” the goal of which is to give local artists and communities opportunities to create artwork and signage with the new “IN Indiana” brand incorporated into it. The Convention & Visitors Bureau applied for and received the grant last spring and chose Deuel and Williman’s design for the mural.
This new mural is designed to represent the more than 100 lakes in the county. It is also designed to be photogenic so visitors and residents alike will use it as a backdrop for their next social media post, helping to further promote the area. This piece of art will be added to the All Things Art Map and the Public Art Trail Challenge Passport, drawing more people to the Visitor Center.
“We are excited to provide the community with an event where they can explore the new mural and meet the artists behind the work. This piece of art will help show why the place to live, work, learn and play is Clearly Kosciusko IN Indiana,” said Cori Humes, executive director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For further details on the event, contact Laura Rothhaar at [email protected] or call the Visitors Center at (574) 269-6090.