PCT Springs Forward with Next Phases of Art in the Park Project

The community is invited to enjoy a fun-filled day planned for Saturday, May 7th, 11 am - 2 pm, in the Winamac Town Park. The event is a major component of a multi-phase project that commenced last fall.


Phase 1: Aesthetic improvements to the artesian well area, which are well underway with the update of the structures paint and stain. Soon to come is the addition of complementary plant life.


Phase 2: Installation of artwork that celebrates Pulaski County. The organization will install a primary work of art and complementary components will be selected based on vote cast and funding available. There will also be the installation of an interpretive sign about the artesian well.


Phase 3: A public celebration to be enjoyed by all ages. This event will feature hands-on art activities, a public dedication and celebration of improvements made to the park area, and artisans showcasing their talents.



“PCT is excited to continue efforts to enhance the communities throughout Pulaski County. As we pursue opportunities to improve the quality of life in our rural communities, we often look to art to create connections and embrace the pace of the place we call home,” stated Brandi Larkin, Founder, and President of Pulaski County Tribe.


Opportunities for Community Involvement


VOTE

Pulaski County is home to a rich variety of plants and wildlife. In an effort to celebrate and commemorate these aspects, the public is encouraged to cast their vote for one of 5 subjects for artwork to be prominently displayed as a part of the Pulaski County Tribe Art in the Park project.

The options include a turtle, sunflowers, otter, cattails, and blue heron. A selection will be made based on votes and funding available. In addition to the public’s selection of an art component, the organization is also working on a surprise piece of art for public enjoyment.


*Voting has closed. An announcement will be made during the event.


ARTIST PARTICIPATION

Artists who are interested in displaying works of art or performing an artistic demonstration for attendee enjoyment.

LEAD AN ACTIVITY

Organizations and businesses are encouraged to offer artistic activities for public enjoyment. This can be done by leading an activity or making a financial contribution to purchase supplies for an activity or sponsoring a public demonstration.

Those interested in collaborating in either of the ways noted on Saturday, May 7th are encouraged to send an email to pulaskicountytribe@gmail.com or fill out the appropriate form above.


This project is made possible through the collaboration of various community organizations as well as the Indiana Arts Commission and Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. “From the smallest rural communities to the largest cities, we see arts and creativity improving quality of life and driving economic development, and this funding will support the projects and organizations around the state at the heart of this progress," said Lewis Ricci, IAC Executive Director. "It is an honor to support work that is strengthening the fabric of Indiana communities."