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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Indiana muralist tapped for downtown Zionsville building

Lincoln Mural

Look up! The Town of Zionsville and the Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD) are proud to announce that a new public art mural will be coming to downtown Zionsville this spring.


The 266-square foot mural will be displayed on the back of the building located at 98 Main Street. The back of this building faces First Street and is a prominent location within the downtown village district.


The mural will be a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in striking colors, tying into the building’s close proximity to Lincoln Park.


“The ZCD is thankful for the support received by the Town of Zionsville to facilitate this project,” said ZCD Board President Carla Howie. “This mural was chosen to honor the park and its significance to the community while providing an obvious visual impact for all to enjoy.”


Indiana artist/muralist Koda Witsken, owner of Hue Murals & Studio, designed the mural and will begin installation in the coming weeks. The vividly colored depiction of Lincoln’s face uses abstraction and cubism and includes the word “Zionsville” at the bottom.


"When I was asked to invoke Lincoln in the design, I knew it had to be a balance of the chic and the nostalgic, a design that honored the way both Zionsville and Lincoln attempted to keep up with the demands of their times without forgetting their core values,” Witsken said. “The vibrant, modern design plays with Lincoln's own signature and classic look to portray this. I'm thrilled to work on this project, the first of many public art initiatives for this glowing and growing district.”


Funding for the project is provided by the Town of Zionsville. All painting and painting supplies have been donated by Sherwin Williams. 


“In partnership with the Zionsville Cultural District, this is our first commissioned mural in downtown Zionsville and will be a great addition to the vibrancy that already exists in Zionsville,” said Mayor Tim Haak. “This is just the start. We are ready to do more unique art projects in the coming years.”

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